Documents Required for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim

Sunday, April 7, 2013


These are the documents needed in filing your SSS Maternity Benefit Claim in the Philippines:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM ALL CLAIMANTS:

1. Maternity Benefit Claim Application (SSS Form MAT-2)

2. Maternity Notification (SSS Form MAT-1)
    - should have been stamped by SSS BEFORE delivery of child

3. SSS ID card
   - or your SSS ID application acknowledgment stub and
     2 valid IDs both with signature and at least 1 ID with photo and date of birth
 
4. Birth certificate of the child
  - Original or Certified True Copy by the Local Civil Registrar,
     or Original Copy from NSO
     (Hindi puede yong certified copy from the hospital where you gave birth.
      Hindi rin puede yong merong tatak na "Certified True Copy" pero naka-xerox.  
      Dapat original o fresh yong tatak na Certified True Copy at yong stamp)

Possible Additional Documents:
SSS might require you to submit these documents whether yours is Normal Delivery or
CS:

     1. Obstetrical History Form  (Request this from your OB or midwife)
     2. Summary of Discharge  (Request from the hospital)

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR DIFFERENT SITUATIONS

If Delivery was through Caesarean Section:

 Certified true copy of Operating Room Record or Surgical Memorandum


If Child was Born Abroad:

The birth certificate must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, or notarized by a notary public in the country where the child was born

If the certificate is in foreign language, it must be with English translation and also authenticated by the Philippine embassy or consulate or notarized by notary public in the host country

If Mother-Member Is Unemployed at Delivery Date, but was Recently Previously Employed

Certification of Separation from Previous Employer, with Date of Separation

If Mother-Member was Separated from Employment 6 Months or Less Prior to Giving Birth:

1. Certification of Separation from Employer, with Date of Separation
2. Certification of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit 
3. Signature Specimen Card from Employer (L-501 Form)
Note: The signatures on these 3 documents must look the same

If Miscarriage or Complete Abortion:

1. Pregnancy Ultrasound Report (or pregnancy test results before and after abortion)
2. Histopathology Report (certified by authorized hospital representative)
3. Medical Certificate
4. Obstetrical History (certified by attending physician, with license number, signature and printed name)

If Incomplete Abortion and Raspa or D & C:

1. Pregnancy Ultrasound Report (or pregnancy test results before and after abortion)
2. D & C and Histopathology Report (certified by authorized hospital representative)
3. Medical Certificate
4. Obstetrical History (certified by attending physician, with license number, signature and printed name)

If Child Was Stillborn:

Fetal Death Certificate (Original or Certified True Copy from the Local Civil Registrar)

NOTE: 
-  SSS says it might require additional documents if certain submitted documents have defects.
-  SSS might require you to submit these documents whether yours is Normal Delivery or CS:
     -- Obstetrical History Form
     -- Summary of Discharge



Where to submit your maternity benefit claim:

At the SSS branch nearest your residence or place of work

For overseas workers, you can submit your documents at the branch nearest your Philippine residence or at the SSS Diliman branch.

Related Post:
Reasons Why Some SSS Maternity Benefit Claims Are Denied or Rejected

187 comments:

Kyonecute said...

Gud am, i just wanna ask if panu d ko na makita ung last employer ko..Sarado na. Rin kz ung establishment..needed pla ung L501..so d ko mkuha ung maternity loan ko lahat ok na un nlan ung kulang..ano kayang pwedeng gawin or Kelangan ko para makakuha ng L501..

Kyonecute said...

In addition pwede b kumuha sa sss manila ng L501 kung closed na ung establishment?2years na ung daughter ko 2years na rin closed ung estsblishment..sa manila ung establishment and d2 ko na inaapply sa cavite ung mat2 kaso ayaw tanggapin dahil nga sa L501..plz.comment nman..thankss..

Kaydee said...

Hi Kyonecute, kelangan lang ang L501 kung yong date of delivery mo ay within 6 months ng pag-alis mo sa company. Since they're asking for it, ask them if you can submit a notarized affidavit that the company has closed so you can no longer get an L501 from them. or meron ka bang maisip na paraan o document proving that the company has closed (malaki ba ang company na ito? na-news ba?)

Kyonecute said...

Ms.kaydee eto pa pla isang problem ko active pa daw kz ung account nung emPloyer ko sa establishment nya kz parang ginawa Nya cnabi nya smen na magsstop muna kmi ng operation pero d na nya kmi pinagreport kz tuluyan nya na niclosed ung establishment..Pero walang problema sa hulog nmen sa sss kz intact un..ang malakeng problema ko lang tlaga is pinagproproduce nila ko ng L501 eh wala na nga ung employer ko d ko rin alam kung san cya hahanapin..

Kyonecute said...

Ano kaya nga magandang gawin..salamat sa mga replies..godbless..

Kaydee said...

Hi Kyonecute, what do you mean? Sabi ng SSS active pa ang SSS account ng employer? Self-employed na employer? or company? Kasi kung company, o franchise, puede mong iresearch online. Kung individual naman na employer, puedeng iresearch sa Facebook. Tanungin mo kaya doon sa SSS officer na nagsasabing active pa ang business ng employer mo... yong address na nakalagay sa account niya para mapuntahan mo. Kung ayaw, ask them kung puedeng Affidavit stating na hindi mo na mahanap ang employer mo kaya hindi mo na ma-present ang L501.

Kyonecute said...

Restobar cya..Cnabi ko kz dun sa sss officer na ngassist sken closed na nga ung establishment so sabi nya sken check nya muna daw if closed then pagbalik nya she told me na active pa daw ung account so i have to get daw ng L501..ill just inquire nlang ulet then icocinsult ko nlan sau if kung anong sabi ng sss bacoor..Many thanks.. Ur such a big help..

Nakapag resign na po ako sa dati kong employer bago ko malaman na buntis ako. Pumunta ako sa sss para sa claiming requirements. Hinihingi ko sa accountant ang L501 5mos after ko manganak di pa rin akp binibigyan ng L501. The accountant keeps on insisting to tell the branch that I don'T Have Any connection with my previous employer Anymore. Ano Po Ba Talaga??

Kaydee said...

Hi Chloe, yong date of delivery mo ba ay within 6 months from your date of resignation? If yes, required kasi ng SSS ang certification of separation from employer with date of separation and with statement that employer did not advance you any maternity benefit. Required din yong L501. If it's within a 6-month period, i-explain mo sa accountant na ganon ang rule. Andon ang rules sa SSS Guidebook at SSS Citizen's Charter.

Gudpm.,,ask k lang po if my chance p na nkaclaim me ng maternity claim khit di me nkpgsubmit ng mAT 1 before chilbirth?? late kna kce nlman ang mga requirements nkpanganak n po ako.,,

leany cham said...

gud eve. po ask lang po,pwede ko pa po ba makuha yong maternity ko kahit nastop po yong hulog ko mula ng mabuntis po ako.tapus ngayon 2years old na po anak ko pwede p po kaya?naka 1year din po yong contribution ko sa sss tapos this june i started as voluntary po.

thank you,i need your response.

Kaydee said...

Hi Beverly, requirement ang MAT1 para maka-claim. Hindi ko sure kung effective ang Affidavit explaining your reason why you were not able to file your MAT1 before delivery. Ask the nearest branch.
Or if you like, you take the chance -- mag-file ng claim and then see kung makalusot.

Kaydee said...

Hi leany, you did not mention dates, so tingnan mo ito: SSS maternity benefit
Additionally, dapat naka-file ka ng MAT1 before delivery.

ghie20 said...

Hello. I just want to ask if anybody of you here know or experienced denied SSS Maternity reimbursement? Mine was denied because I wasn't able to submit my L501 since I am separated employee. My L501 is already here with me and when I went to the SSS branch near in my place they told me that my papers is in SSS main office in Manila so I'll just wait for it to return. I want to ask if my papers will be mailed directly to me by SSS or they will return it back to the branch where I submitted it? Coz if that's the case I need to once in a while follow up it here in SSS. I want to know so that I know if I need to just wait for it or follow it up in SSS which is somewhat inconvenient especially that they said they are not sure when or how and we know that processing of papers usually take couple of weeks. Thanks in advance.

Kaydee said...

Hi ghie20, there was one in our other blog who had the same case as yours, and she waited a very long time before she got back her papers. Her online SSS account says her claim was denied Feb 27 due to a defective birth certificate, and she got back her papers on May 29. I hope you'll get yours faster. Your papers will be returned to your address via registered mail.

hi! i had a miscarriage last june 19 but i did not know i was aleady pregnant. i was told that i am eligible for maternity benefits both by our HR specialist and my OB. So I processed all the needed documents and was informed that there was an issue since i did not render maternity leave on my condition, the company might take my previous earnings for the past 2 payrolls. is that appropriate? is it necessary to consume a few days leave before i can use my sss benefit? i am confused.

ederlisa cortez said...

hi mam,
im eder,
just want to ask how long will it takes before i can receive my maternity reimbursement so i can give to the company who gave me the advance.
thanks

Kaydee said...

Hi Christine, the SSS maternity benefit is payment for days members can not work due to maternity; technically, it is payment for leave days, so that might be the reason why there's a conflict. That's also the reason why new mothers are not allowed to go back to work earlier than 60 days or 78 days, even if they want to go back to work earlier.
Are you also being advised to take a leave until Aug 18 so you can claim your maternity? Talk again with your HR. Sorry I don't have a definitive advice.

Kaydee said...

Hi ederlisa, are you enrolled in online SSS? So you can see if your check is already settled, or still for review, or not yet encoded. If you're employed, your check is delivered to your employer via registered mail, within a week to a month from date of check.

Mrs.G said...

Good day, nakita ko na sa SSS online ko na Settled na yung Maternity Benefit ko as of July 31, 2013. I'm a voluntary member. How will the check be sent to me? Registered Mail din ba? Hindi ba delikado na ipadala yung check sa mail? Would you know how long it would take for it to be delivered to me? I live in Antipolo, Rizal. Many thanks for your reply!

Kaydee said...

Hi Mrs. G, you should receive the check within 2 weeks or more, via registered mail. Kapag wala pa in 3 weeks, you can visit your local post office (registered mail section) and ask. May tracking number naman ang registered mail so mate-trace kung saan napunta ang mail. At dapat nagtse-check ng ID ang postman bago ibigay ang registered mail.

benjamina said...

i kaydee , ask ko lang po , hindi ko pa po nakikita sa sss online acct ko kung successfully napasa yung mat1 ko sa sss, binigay ko yung sa office ng july 23 ng morning pero theyve asked me to submit my nso birth certificate first sa sss kasi temporary sss nbr daw un sss nbr ko (based sa sss online acct ko) july 23 ng afternoon nakuha ko nso birth cert ko, july 24 ng morning napa verify ko ung nso birth cert ko sa sss plus nagpass ako ng e4 so mga around 1 done na po yung pinapaverify nila saken sa sss branch na pinuntahan ko at nabigay ko na rin ung e4 sa office namin, july 24 around 6pm na admit ako sa hospital for d&c , na d&c ako july 25th. wala ako mautusan mag follow up sa office para sa mat2 ko and kulang pa kase ako ng papers from hospital yung biopsy result nalang naman kasi di pa available, ni check ko now un sss online ko no maternity claim/notification parin sya. bka next week ko pa po makuha un biopsy at maipasa sa office yung mat2 w/ the other documents that i have. ang question ko po, may makukuha po ba akong maternity benefits after ko mapasa ung mat2 ko sa office next week? and ask ko lang din po, 65-67 months na po ako naghuhulog sa sss pero never pa ko nagloan, pwede po ba mag sss loan at the same time magclaim ng maternity benefits? thank you po

Kaydee said...

Hi benjamina, yes, puedeng mag-claim ng maternity benefit, at the same time puedeng mag-loan. Itong 65-67 contributions mo ba ay through employer? I ask para ma-sure kung properly registered ka as employed. Merong kang date of coverage sa online account mo? If yes, that means you were properly registered -- basta ma-complete mo ang MAT2 requirements, you will get your check. Puede ring ma-delay ang processing for you dahil sa additional process of verifying your SSS. no and birth certificate.

benjamina said...

hi kaydee, yes po registered as employed. nacheck ko na rin po yung sss online ko hindi na po nag sshow yung prompt na temporary sss number :) sabi ng hospital pwede ko na kunin un biopsy so thank god complete na un mat2 requirements,pagkatapos ko po ipasa un mat2 requirements after ilang weeks ko po bago makuha yung check? ask ko rin po , hanggang 15K lang po ba talaga ang pwede i-loan kahit 66 months na po contribution ko? hindi po kasi ako nagloan nung naka 3 years na ko nagccontribute kasi di ko naman po kailangan. on december po mag 6 years na ko nagccontribute sa sss. thank you po.

Kaydee said...

Hi benjamina, check your online account. Pag Settled na at meron nang check no., amount and date, wait for about 12 days to 2 weeks or more for delivery of your check via registered mail. Yes, maximum of 15 lang kapag less than 72 contributions. If you can wait, file your loan early next year para 30k (if 15k ang average salary credit mo for the 12 months prior to loan application).

Copper143 said...

hello po i would like to ask if am i still qualified to avail maternity benefit even if i have outstanding unpaid salary loan of sss?..please reply ty po

Kaydee said...

Hi Copper143, yes, your maternity benefit will be processed even if you have a salary loan balance, as long as you're qualified for the maternity benefit.
If your loan is updated, meaning you've been paying on time, you will get the full amount of your maternity benefit. If your loan is delinquent, your delinquent loan balance will be deducted from your maternity benefit.

helo po, i had my maternity leave last May 8, and the company advance me 2months of my salary. i returned to work last June 10. but upon returning to work i dont have payroll for two months (july-August) because of maternity deduction accrdng to our Hr they have to take out my name from payroll for 2months because of sss policy. however, when they resume my name on the payroll list I dont have any addback. is the advance of the company was paid by the 2months i worked with no payroll? and i undergone cs, and how can I claim the additional pay for cs since the one advance by my employer was for normal delivery only?thank you.

Dennis Briones said...

Hi miss kaydee. Ask ko lang po, nagresign po ang magiging misis ko last may2013. Ang nagrereflect na huling hulog ng employer nia s sss ay march2013 sa ngaun. And nag voluntary contribution kami start july to september 2013. Buntis ang magiging misis ko and due date nia is last week ng october2013. Nag file kami ng mat1 august2013 using maiden name nia. Balak naming magpakasal ng first week ng october2013. Tatanong ko lang po kung ano ang the best way para di kami ma- deny s pag claim ng benefit, kc ang inaalala namin ay kung magpapakasal kami ng 1st week october at ang ginamit niang name s mat1 nia yung maiden name, pwede bang yung ilalagay n name s mat2 is yung maiden name pa rin? Paano rin po ba yun kc diba magrereflect s birth certificate ng baby ay kasal ang parents nia. May descrepancy po b yun kung maiden name ng misis ko ang ilalagay s mat2? Maraming salamat po- mr.briones

Ask ko lang po kung valid for mat benefit ung case ko. Had a transvaginal ultrasound, result was single intrataurine gestational sac of about 4wks and 0 age of gestation. No yolk sac nor embryonic pole yet. I was advise by my doctor to repaeat the ultrasound after 2wks, after 2wks result was irregularly shaped gestational sac with an embryo with no cardiac pulsations. Sbi ng doctor wait within 2-3wks kusang lalabas ang baby, otherwise kailangan raspahin. Am I still be eligible for maternity benefit? And ano pong mga docs ang kailangan ko i-attach just incase. Thank you.

good day, ask ko po bkit wala pdin ung cheque ko. Eh almost one month na po un?Ipinasa ko po ung requirements ko nung aug. 28..but till now wla pa po kming na recieve. saan ko po pwedeng ilapit un?
(Evangeline Galvez- evangelinegalvez0702@yahoo.com)

Kaydee said...

Hi Jhenie, ask your ob-gyne, kasi siya ang magbibigay ng ultrasound report, medical certificate and/or D&C reports. Basta merong pregnancy at nagkaroon ng miscarriage, at kelangan mong mag-leave (if you're employed), you can avail of maternity benefit. By the way, na-mention ng ob mo "lalabas ang baby" so that means you're pregnant. Docs na lang ang kelangan mo.

Kaydee said...

Hi Evangeline, mag-enroll ka sa sss.gov.ph so you can check your maternity benefit kung anong status. Usually the check is delivered to you via registered mail in 2 to 4 weeks from date of check.

Kaydee said...

Hi Jesusa, the company should not have allowed you to go back to work so soon. You should have spent 78 days for rest. At tama ang HR nio na bawal ka munang mag-work kasi binayaran nga ng SSS ang leave mo. Pero dahil pinayagan kang mag-work, kasi they perhaps need your service, at gawin nilang under-the-table, dapat bayaran ka for the extra days you worked. Sino ba ang nagpapasok sa iyo? Nag-insist ka ba to go back to work? Makipagliwanagan at makipagkuwentahan nang maayos sa accountant ninyo, with permission from your HR. Ang rule kasi is you should have spent 78 days on actual leave, then ibibigay ng employer mo yong bayad sa 18 days (based on SSS per-day computation).

Kaydee said...

Hi Dennis, andito ang sagot ko sa isang post where you commented: How Much is My Maternity Benefit

Thank you Mam Kaydee. God bless.

lawrence bundoc said...

Hello good day to you.. I just want to ask po.. About maternity benifits ng self employed.. Caesarian delivery po ako.. Kaso po I'm here sa UAE.. Pede po b ako mka pg claim thru authorization..Kung Hindi man po until ilan months after mo manganak pede mag file ng mat. Benifits?kasi Hindi p ako pede maka uwi dis year..

lawrence bundoc said...

My name is mimi po.. Sorry I was using the account of my husband... Thank you and God bless

Kaydee said...

Hi mimi/lawrence, yong MAT1 form ay dapat ma-file mo with SSS BEFORE delivery. Puede ito through your online SSS account. Yong MAT2, puedeng i-claim within 10 years, so puede mo pang i-file next year. Itago mo na lang mga docs mo. Documents for claiming SSS maternity benefit
If you file through your representative: authorization letter signed by you and your representative, representative's 2 valid IDs, and copies of your SSS IDs and/or 2 valid IDs.

Hi Ms. Kaydee, follow up question lang po. Hndi na po kailangang raspahin dnaan po s gamot. Ano po mga docs nid ko i-submit for MAT-2 po. Thanks.

Kaydee said...

Hi Jhennie, ganon pa rin, yong mga nakalista sa above post. Stamped MAT-1, MAT-2, medical certificate, obstetrical history, ultrasound report (or pregnancy report) before and after miscarriage plus your SSS ID or valid IDs. Hindi ko sure kung ire-require pa ang histopathology report sa iyo. Mag-initial submission ka na lang for evaluation at para malaman kung meron pang kulang na documents.

Thank you po Ms. Kaydee. Kpag nkpag-pasa na ng Mat1 nkikita po b un online na may maternity notification ka? Mga 2weeks ko na pong na notify ung employer ko pero wla pa din po online. Gaano po b ktagal un pno-post?

Kaydee said...

Hi Jhennie, meron akong mga nababasa na usually hindi napo-post online ang mga notifications na submitted by hard copy or document through employer. Yong mga notifications submitted by employers through the employers' online account ang mga nag-aapir sa employees' online accounts. I hope you have your own MAT1 copy

gly said...

Hello po!This is Glaiza, tanong ko lang po kung kelan ko makukuha ang sss maternity reimbursement ko kung na submit ko ng September 3, 2013..hanggang ngayon di ko pa nakuha kasi...1 month and 2weeks almost na,nagcheck ako online ang nakalagay doon check settled...tapos appointment system sa sss not available pa,kasi naka red mark...bakit ganun?masyado yata tagal ng proseso nila...di nga ako naka claim ng half benefits before ako nanganak tapos ang tagal pa ma release ang reimbursement ko....help naman oh...salamat..ds is my email add....glaizabaculio@gmail.com or contact me at 09061680742

gud day po. i just wanna ask kung pwede ko pa maclaim yung maternity benefit ko to SSS kahit na 7 months na ngayon yung anak ko. i gave birth last march 3, 2013 and yet hindi pa ako nakakapag submit ng MAT-2 ko. matagal kasi kunin yung requirements na kukunin sa hospital kung saan ako na-admit. Cesarean delivery pa man din po ako. sayang naman kung di ko makukuha.

hi.. i am verna.. i just wanna ask kung pwede pa ako maka-claim ng maternity benefit sa SSS kahit na 7 months na yung baby ko. i gave birth last march 03, 2013 pa. hindi ko pa naisasubmit yung MAT-2 ko sa SSS. please help me. sayang pa po kasi kung di ko yun makukuha. cesarean delivery po ako.

Kaydee said...

Hi gly, kung Settled na, that means meron ka nang check at nasa postal system na. Employed ka ba? kasi sabi mo hindi mo natanggap ang half ng benefits mo. If employed, the check is delivered to the employer's address. You can also check the post office (registered mail section) nearest your company location.

Pinky dela pena said...

Hi im pinky tanong ko lng po kung magkano mkukuha kung miscarriage. Katulad din po b ng halaga ng sa normal delivery o depende yun kung ilang days ang isusulat ng ob na kailangan kong I leave?

Kaydee said...

Hi vernalyn, yes, matagal ang deadline for filing MAT2 (up to 10 years). Basta meron kang SSS-stamped MAT1, kahit matagal ka pang mag-file ng MAT2. Pero i-follow-up mo ang mga papers mo sa hospital at doctor kasi baka mag-abroad ang ob-gyne mo, made-delay ang claiming mo.

Kaydee said...

Hi Pinky, nakalagay sa SSS rules na pareho ng normal delivery ang benefit for miscarriage (60 days). Pero usually yata sinusulat din ng doc na 60 days or yong dates totalling 60 days.

Phinky Nunag said...

Thanks kaydee. Makaka avail po ba ako ng maternity benefit kahit natural miscarriage lang nangyari sakin at hindi naman ako naraspa sa hospital?

Kaydee said...

Hi Phinky, basta ma-file mo ang mga documents required. Kasi hindi sila mag-process kung walang docs katulad ng stamped MAT1, MAT-2, medical certificate, obstetrical history, ultrasound or pregnancy report before and after miscarriage plus your SSS ID or valid IDs. Yong histopathology report, hindi ko sure kung i-require pa nila sa iyo. This means kelangan mo ang tulong ng ob-gyne mo for the docs.

CHA321 said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee! I filed Mat-1 thru sss online. Nakapost naman na sya sa sss account ko, may reference number na. So yun lang po ba yun? May naencounter ka na ba nagkaproblem sa Mat-1 online application? Thanks.

Kaydee said...

Hi CHA321, wala pa namang nag-complain dito na hindi approve ang MAT2 nila dahil sa online MAT1 filing. Pag mag-file ka na ng MAT2, you print your MAT1 page with the reference no. para yon ang MAT1 document mo. I assume Voluntary member ka? Kasi pag Employed, dapat ang online MAT1 filing ay through the employer's online account.

Kaydee said...

Hi Phinky, yes, basta meron kang documents (see requirements above). Dapat merong proof na you got pregnant and that you miscarried. I hope nakapagpacheckup ka sa ob para sa kanya ka humingi ng mga documents.

sohl geronimo said...

hi,, just want to know sss meycauayan branch told me that my sss maternity claim will be one month to process.. its already one month last october 17 but until now there is no mail.. can i get it in the post office?.. is it there already na kya?..

Kaydee said...

Hi sohl, do you have an online SSS account? You can see there if your check is already generated. If already generated, you can ask your postman if your check is there with them. How to enroll in online SSS

ireen operiano said...

hi im maria,buntis po ako as of now pero di po ako kasal can im avail the the maternity benefits im almost 2years ng member ng sss?

Kaydee said...

Hi ireen or maris, yes, you're eligible even if you're single. Check this SSS maternity eligibility chart

Good am, i just want to ask if my possibility pa ba na madeny yung sss maternity benefits ko..na process na yung papers ko ng hr nmin i already have my L501.. naseparated ako sa company just this oct. 5.. im 4 months pregnant now..and yung last hulog sa sss ko is nung september pa..i just want to be sure if may makukuha ako..thanks! please help..

please email me here: aureus.joannamarie@yahoo.com

Kaydee said...

Hi joanna, ask also for certificate of separation with date of separation and cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit. File also your MAT1 asap.
Tingnan mo dito ang eligibility mo: Eligibility for SSS maternity claim

tin ola-ola said...

elow poh miss kaydee ask q lng po qng gano katgal bago ko po makuha ung maternity reinbursement q poh lagpas n poh xa ng 1 month..my binigay n tel. no. ung sss antipolo for verification daw pero lagi nman pong busy..check q poh s sss account q nakalagay po for review pa!!

tin ola-ola said...

pno po mala2man qng ok n ung maternity reinbursement s aacount q ano poh p dapat nakalagay s status???nd qng ok n sya pa mail q poh b sya mata2nggap??no nid n poh bng pumunta s sss branch???

julia0 said...

kelangan ko pa po ba ng ob history signed by my ob? 4 months na po kc di ko pa ma submit submit ung mat 2..

Kate said...

Hello Kaydee, I tried sending an email to member_relations@sss.gov.ph but no reply.

I'm an OFW member of SSS and would like to apply for Maternity Benefit Claim.

- I haven't applied for Member's Data Amendment after marriage. Can I submit MAT 1 together with E4 Form for application? Can I submit any of these forms online?
- Resident of Germany for almost 2 years now. In the application form, can I use my current address in Germany or in the Philippines?
- Do I need Authentication Form if I cannot apply it online?
- I have regular monthly contributions as OFW
- I'm unemployed and will give birth in Germany this November.
- Original SSS ID is lost and I only have receipts copy in the Philippines

Thanks in advance for your response.

Kate

Kaydee said...

Hi tin ola-ola, For Review means andon na at ini-evaluate na ang docs at records mo. By this time siguro, Check settled na? Kung hindi pa, wait mo lang. The check will be delivered to your address via registered mail. Siguro within 2 weeks of check generation.

Kaydee said...

Hi julia0, required yan kapag CS. Meron ding mga SSS officers na nagre-require ng OB history kahit normal delivery.

Kaydee said...

Hi Kate, you can file your MAT1 through your online SSS account. Then print the acknowledgment page for your MAT1 copy. You can send your E4 together with a copy of your marriage certificate to: SSS International Affairs,
SSS Building East Avenue, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines.
E4 has spaces for local and foreign address.
Not yet registered online? Register for an online SSS account

claire kerr said...

hi. ask ko lang, separated po ako from my company last july2013. nalaman kong buntis ako august na. nakapgfile na ako ng mat1. tas nalaman ko na requirement sa mat2 yun certificate of separation from my previous company, certificate og no advancement, at l501. due date ko is march2014. kailangan ko pa ba talaga lahat yan kahit matagal na akong saparated bago ako manganak? nag AWOL lang kasi ako sa dati kong company. baka mamaya hindi nila ako bigyan nyan. thanks..

Kaydee said...

Hi Claire, dapat hindi na kasi your delivery month is already outside the 6-month rule, but some SSS officers still require those docs if you're within 1 year of your separation. What you do is you contribute as Voluntary, so your member category will be changed from Employed to Voluntary. Register for your online SSS account so you can check your member status. Also try calling your former HR and request for those docs.

claire kerr said...

thanks kaydee.. plan ko nga magvoluntary na lang para yun na yung status ko pagnanganak ako, aabot pa kaya yun? what if hindi ako bigyan ng company ko nyang docs na yan, is there any way na wag na isubmit yan?

Siren2013 said...

hi kaydee,

salamat, normal naman ako but I guess I have to try and submit my mat 2 sa binondo and see what they have to say about the ob history. thanks a lot for all your help. god bless.

Siren2013 said...

May additional question pa pala ako about the id, expired na ibang id's ko unfortunately di ko pa maaayos sa ngayon I only have tin id some old school/alumni id. ano po ba accepted id's nila? salamat ulit.

Kristel Hamdan said...

Hi, ms. Kaydee!! Im employed but my company didnt gve a cash advance and my situation is i gave birth at hme last nov 3. My question is wala kasi ako discharge summary. Ok lang ba yun or kelngan tlga yun as a req?

Kristel Hamdan said...

Add ques: need ko rin ba ng l501 ksi d ako inadvancesan ng company. Ayaw ks nila mag bgay ng cash advance. Thank u hope I get a quick reply have nice day

Kaydee said...

Hi claire, yes, use RS5 form in paying your contribution; check Voluntary. Just pray na hindi na irequire ang mga docs from former employer, kasi kung tutuusing more than 6 months ang gap between your date of separation and date of delivery

Kaydee said...

Hi Siren, thanks din. take care.
About your IDs, have you applied for your SSS ID card? You can use the SSS ID application acknowledgment stub as your ID, plus 1 ID with photo and signature and your TIN ID. Pag wala kang photo-ID, you can get a postal ID, although I think the price is a bit expensive considering na laminated lang siya.

Kaydee said...

Hi Kristel, if you're employed, L501 is not required. This is only for separated employees. You cannot submit a discharge document because you gave birth at home. Submit a birth certificate certified by the local registrar or issued by NSO to your HR. Your check will be delivered to your employer and then they will give the check to you.

tin ola-ola said...

hi miss kaydee settled n poh ung nakalagay s check q status date nya poh eh 11-21-2013 kelan q poh kya xa maku2ha???tnx poh

Kaydee said...

Hi tin, that's great. Just wait na lang for your local postman to deliver your check to your house, maybe in 2 weeks, or less kapag nadala agad to the post office.

Pau Bagalay said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee ask ko lang paano po kapag ayaw magbigay ng previous employer ko ng l501,sabi po nila di daw sila nagbibigay nun dahil confidential daw po yun. Advice po ng sss branch near me dun ko daw po iprocess sa sss binan kung san ung previous employer ko yung maternity claims ko. Pwede po ba yun? At para saan po ba yung l501 na yun? Thanks!

Kaydee said...

Hi Pau, kung ganon nga na ayaw ibigay, puede ka ngang mag-file doon sa SSS Binan, pero tanungin mo muna kung doon nga talaga nagfa-file yong previous employer mo, at tanungin mo sa SSS Binan kung okay lang na wala kang L501 dahil ayaw magbigay ang former employer mo, at andon naman sa file nila ang L501. Ang L501 ay nakalagay ang signature ng employer or HR head. Ito ang ginagamit na basis kung pareho ang signature sa L501 at sa certificate of separation and non-advancement of maternity benefit.

tin ola-ola said...

hi ms. kaydee ask q lng poh qng ano ang mga kelngang dalin pg ipa2 encash q n poh ung cheque q??tnx..

Kaydee said...

Hi tin, usually 2 valid IDs ang hinahanap nila. Pero subukan mo kung puede na ang 1 valid ID. Kung wala kang valid IDs, ideposit mo sa bank account mo.

derrine jane said...

Hi ms kaydee...ask ko lng...employed ako and edd ko jan 7,2014.nagadvice na ko ng maternty leave ko effective dec 16. As far as i know iaadvance ng company yun equivalent na 2mos as maternity benefit base sa computation right. Half lng ang inaadvance ng company ko kc d p daw ako pass mat2 at req to be attached like bc etc. E available p yun bc after manganak e.ganun.ba tlaga.na.half lng tas yun.half.reimburse after manganak
Tnx

Kaydee said...

Hi derrine, yes, ganon ang practice ng maraming companies. Hindi ako side ng employer, pero i-explain ko lang kung bakit, as far as I know. Ang rule ng SSS is for the employer to advance the full benefit within 30 days from date of maternity leave filing. So kahit half lang ang in-advance initially, compliant pa rin sila sa rule basta mabigay nila uli yong second half within 30 days. Ang sabi ng SSS irerefund agad nila sa employer yong benefit basta may ipakitang receipt ng maternity benefit, pero ang nangyayari hindi naman nila ibinibigay ang refund kung walang birth certificate, so aantayin ng employer yong birth certificate. So para mapilitang mag-submit ASAP ng birth cert ang employee, iho-hold ng employer yong half.

Safira23 said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee! ask ko lang po kung sa mailing add mine mail ung SSS ID and mat benefit? Iba po kasi yung mailing add ko at current add ko. Wala nman po dun sa form n finill-out ko ung mailing add. Thanks po!

Greetings!

I have filled for my MAT1 last November 14, 2013 and my expected date of delivery was supposedly January 1, 2014 but I have given birth just last November 25, 2013. The baby is sadly a stillborn.

I have all the requirements needed to file for a MAT2 but the conflict here is that from the start of my pregnancy up to September 12, 2013, I was with I**. Now on September 13, 2013, I have resigned. Meron na akong Certificate of No Cash Advancement, L-501 Specimen Card and Certificate of Separation from my previous employer. Yung record ko sa site ng SSS currently is still ung company na pinagresign ko nung September pa.

Now, I don't know what to put sa "Maternity Leave" dahil hindi naman ako nagleave. And I recently got accepted for a job sa S**** just this December 16, 2013, so hindi ko alam ngayon kung sa MAT2 form ba, ilalagay ko "Separated" pa or "Employed" na atsaka kung tama bang i-file ko ito sa current employer ko instead of coordinating with SSS personally?

From September 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013 ay "Unemployed" ako. Nung November 14, 2013 ay nagsubmit ako ng MAT1. Noong November 25, 2013 ay nanganak ako at stillborn ang anak ko. Natanggap ako sa trabaho this December 16, 2013. Kumpleto ko na ang requirements ko for filling a MAT2 form today. Sa SSS ko ba mismo ifa-file ang Maternity Reimbursement ko or ang current employer ko na ang bahala to help me out with this? May additional requirements ba for Stillbirth situations of the pregnancy?

Kaydee said...

Hi safira23, SSS will send your maternity benefit check to the home address you wrote in your MAT-2 form. Sa mga employed, sa address ng company isesend. Your SSS ID will be sent to the address you wrote in your SSS ID application form

Kaydee said...

Hi Renee Rose, the best advice is to go to your SSS branch and ask. Anyway, I'll just say what I know. Ang opinion ko is it would be better if you file directly with SSS as Separated, kasi kahit meron ka nang new employer, hindi ka pa naman nila agad ma-report at baka hindi pa nila agad maremit ang first contribution mo with them (so hindi pa ma-change ang name of company mo sa online SSS record mo). Besides, you gave birth at the time when you were separated. If you choose this option, file asap para hindi pa mag-change ang status and company name mo. Your online status is Employed, but your L501 and certs from employer will prove you're separated.
About additional doc for stillborn, wala namang sinabi ang SSS, pero nakalagay sa guidebook na "birth certificate or fetal death certificate if still born". Ask na lang SSS.

Safira23 said...

Thank you po s response Ms. Kaydee.

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jom leo said...

Hi Kaydee, ask ko lang po about maternity benefits ko. Nakuha ko na kasi ung first half benefit ko through my employer

and then pagbalik ko sa work after maternity leave, nagresign ako pero d pa ko nakkpg file ng MAT 2, makukuha ko pa

ba ung last half ng benefits ko? if ever nu po mga requirements? wala po kasi sakin ung stamped MAT1 since pinasa ko

un s employer ko. worried din kasi ko pag nag request ako ng SSS id ko since need ko pa iupdate ung surname ko,

magkakaron po ba ng conflict un sa MAT 2 since sa MAT1 ko ang gamit ko eh maiden name ko pa? (nu rin po gagamitin ko sa MAT 2 maiden name or ung married name na?) sorry mejo complicated ata ung situation ko

Kaydee said...

Hi jom, kausapin mo ang former HR mo kung paano ang filing mo, kasi ke Employed o Separated ang gamitin mong category, kelangan mo pa rin sila dahil sila ang magbibigay ng docs. Since nasa kanila ang MAT1 at Employed ka when you gave birth, mas easier siguro na you file through your former company, pero depende pa rin kung anong advice ng former HR mo. Interesado rin siempre sila na makuha yong half of the benefit na ibinigay sa iyo. Yes, dapat makuha mo yong other half of your benefit, maki-coordinate ka lang sa former HR mo.
About status and surname, depende kung ano ang nasa online data mo. Dapat match ang nasa MAT2 and online data and SSS ID or valid IDs. Kung hindi mo pa na-change, I think maiden name na lang muna para match lahat. Kung gusto mong married name, dapat mag-file ka muna ng E4 change of member data before filing your maternity claim (comment ng iba, about 1 month bago ma-change ang data after submitting E4) at dapat meron kang valid IDs na married name na ang nakalagay. Ask others too.

chay2013 said...

hi, i just wanna ask. nasa dubai ako now. pero pauwi ako by next year sa pinas para manganak. dahil ayoko manganak dito. so meaning, kailangan ko din mag resign dito sa employer ko. pag uwi ko sa pinas gusto ko pa rin icontinue yung monthly contribution ko, kailangan ko ba mag apply as unemployed na para makapag continue ng hulog? thanks!

Kaydee said...

Hi chay2013, do you have a Date of Coverage? Register online so you can check. If you have a Date of Coverage, you can continue as Voluntary. Check Voluntary in the RS5 form which you will use to continue paying.

memae said...

Hi.. ask ko lang po if pposiblepa makakuha ng maternity benefit kahit almost 3yrs nako di nakakapgbayad sa sss? Pero halos 6 yrs din ako naghuhulog na stop lang po nung nagpunta ako ng thailand. Im 8months pregnant na ngayon. Thanks..

Phine De Guzman said...

Hi!ask ko lng kng need ko p b i change un status ko sa voluntary? Unemployed kc ko since july 2 2013 and gave birth this dec 21 2013.i have contributions nmn from 2010 until july 2012.nagpasa nko ng mat1 sa sss brnch and may tatak na"received" may date na din..problm ko pag ipapasa ko na un mat 2 kelangan ko p b i chnge un status ko sa voluntary..pag nag check ako sss online.nkalagay pa din sa status ko "employed" ayoko lng ma denied yn sss mat komty

Phine De Guzman said...

Correction: contributions pla from 2010 to july 2013

Belle said...

good day,ask ko lang.re: maternity reimbursement.. yung company na i've worked for was under a cooperative so I'm a member of a cooperative for almost 4 years and 10 months.I'm paying my contributions through a voluntary member since we are required to pay it on our own.. I already resigned for my work last oct.2013.. I just gave birth last dec. 2013.. nung nag file ako ng mat-2.. the sss requires me to pass a L-501 and a certificate of separation and no cash advance of maternity reimbursement .. how come the cooperative will sign the L-501 if they are not my employer.. I dont have employer because I'm paying my contributions for 4 years and 10 months as voluntary member? thank you.. hoping for your response.. ;)

Gud day,just wanna ask if pwede q b hulugan ung last 3 months q last year Oct,Nov,en DEC 2013 at bguhin ung status q from employed to voluntary? Kc last DEC 2011 p aq ng stop ng work,en 2012 en 2013 di n nhulugan ung sss q..? I'm pregnant en my expected date of delivery is August 4... plan q hulugan ung 3months last year en 3 months dis year(Jan.- March2014) PRA atleast 6 months ung nhulugan q PRA s pagpa-file ng maternity q...

Follow-up question... Ahmm, Oct 20012 nagpregnant po aq,bale 6 weeks,kaso na-miscarriage po aq...pwede q p po b i-file s maternity..?now q lng kc nlaman n pwede pla mgfile nun,..kaso Wla pong hulog ung month n kylangan PRA s counting ng maternity benefit q...kc 2011 ng DEC n ung last n hulog q...pwede po ba n bayaran PRA ma-qualified ung pagpa-file q nun..if ever pwede byaran atleast 6months...?

Vanessa Bendoy said...

Good day! Im vanessa bendoy from taguig., im a married woman., but we saparated now., we have our own family na.,now., im having my 3rd child to another man..i just want to know if i can use my maternity benefits if the surname of my child is his father(my second partner). What things i can do to get this benefits., thank you and have a good day!

Kaydee said...

Hi memae, baka hindi ka eligible this time. Check this:
SSS maternity eligibility


Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, mache-change lang ang status mo to Voluntary if you pay your first contribution as Voluntary using RS5 form. Pero kahit hindi ma-change kasi magsa-submit ka ng cert of separation from employer, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and 2 copies of L501 form. These docs are needed when date of separation and date of delivery are within 6 months

Kaydee said...

Hi Belle, what is your member category with SSS? Are you registered online? So you can check. Or you can check with the nearest SSS branch. Was your job with the coop your first job? Was your first SSS contribution paid during this coop job? If yes, you need to file as employed kahit Voluntary ka na nagbabayad para legal ang membership mo sa SSS. Kasi if you started with SSS as voluntary, your membership is not valid. You should start with one of these: as employed (to be reported by employer), or self-employed (RS1 form registration), or OFW (OW1 form) or nonworking spouse (NW1 form).

Kaydee said...

Hi micahdaniella, yes, puede pang hulugan ang Oct to Dec 2013 as long as the last digit of your SSS no. is not 1 or 2. Pay at SSS, kasi ang ibang Bayad Center, hindi na sila tumatanggap ng "possible" na late. For Jan to Mar 2013, you can pay at Bayad Center this quarter.
Eligible ka doon sa Oct 2012 miscarriage. Kelangan lang complete docs. Important ang proofs of pregnancy and miscarriage. Ang medyo problem lang doon ay you did not file your MAT1 before miscarriage, pero you can explain that you were about to file your MAT1 when you had your miscarriage. SSS maternity benefit claim documents

Kaydee said...

Hi Vanessa, yes, you are eligible, as long as you qualify based on number and months of contributions. The child's name will not be a problem. The birth certificate of your child will show that his surname is the same as the surname of his father, so there would be no problem. Ang merong problema ay kapag yong child ay walang kaapelyido sa mother or father.

Thank you ms. Kaydee.. Your blog really helps me a lot.. I`m micahdaniella.. Follow-up question lng po.. Ahhmm,plan q po mgbyad ng monthly contribution q this coming week for the last three months(Oct,Nov,Dec2013)and this Jan,feb,mar...pra qualified aq s maternity q,do I need to tell them n mg-change status aq from employed to voluntary now,last Dec 2011 huling hulog q as covered employee...my EDD is august 4,.. And about s miscarriage q last oct 2012 pwede q bang isabay ng file ng maternity benefits q ung s miscarriage q s pgfile q ng maternity q now..? Thanks again... God bless you more...

Lyra Loyola said...

Hi Kaydee! Ask ko lang what if na misplaced ko ung Mat-1 ko na may stamp ng SSS? Is there a way na ma retrieve ng SSS na nag submit talaga ako ng Mat-1 prior ako manganak? And may deadline ba ang reimbursement? Dec3, 2013 pa ako nanganak via CS. Thankz!

chay2013 said...

Hi ms. Kaydee, may gusto lang po sana ako na ma-clear. Last contribution ko po kasi sa sss ay noong last quarter ng 2013. By august2014 po ako manganganak. Makakapag claim parin po ba ako ng maternity benefits ko in case na hindi ko na mahulugan ito up to the date na manganak ako? And isa pa po. Nasa abroad kasi ako now. Plan ko mag bakasyon sa pinas by next month. Pero dahil maselan ako magbuntis malaki ang posibility na hindi na ako bumalik abroad. So meaning sa panahon na manganganak ako, unemployed po ako. Kailngan ko parin ba mag submit ng certificate of separation since ito ay requirements para sa unemployed. Gusto ko lang po malinawan. Kasi uuwi po ako ng pilipinas next month na hindi naman ako resigned dito dahil my posibility pa din na bumalik ako dito, depende po sa magiging kondisyon ko after na 1month na makapag pahinga ako. Sana po ay matulungan nyo ako para malinawan sa mga katanungan ko, at maihanda na kung ano man ang mga requirements pa na need before ako umuwi ng pilipinas. Dahil mahirap po na may mga hingin pa silang documents from here kung nasa Pilipinas na ako,

Thanks and God Bless

Phine De Guzman said...

Hi!just want to clarify.nklgy kc na one of d reasons bkt madeny un mat claim is pag iba ung status mo sa sss record and mat 2..hindi ko na na change to voluntary kc lampas nmn sa 3 mos un contibutions ko kya pag chinecheck ko online un status ko pa din is employed.meron nko l 501,certificate of separation and cert of non advancement.gstu ko lng ma sure na hnd ko n kelangan mag fil out na rs5 pra maghulog and ma chnge un status ko..and kelangan ko p ba ng ob history kng normal delivery?sa hospital ba kukunin un or pde ko i request sa ob ko nln.ty

Leofel Matiga said...

Hi ms.Kaydee,Im currrently employed po...Last Dec 17,na D&C po ak..Unfortunately,hindi po ako nakpag file ng MAT1.I honestly was not aware na my need i file during pregnancy.Even my employer did not tell me na may ifa file.I went to SSS Las Pinas to ask and they told me to submit a letter of Explanation why nga daw di nkpagfile..Is it a valid reason n di ko po tlaga alam?Also,ma dedeny po ba ang claim ko because of my failure to file MAT1?I have all the docs po on my D&C .I also have transvaginal ultrasound when I was prgnant.Kung sakali po na mag reresign ako sa company ngaun,ano po ang next step ko?Ano po ang hihingin ko sa company?Salamat po ng marami!

Kaydee said...

Hi daniella, use RS5 form when paying. Check Voluntary in the form. When your payments are posted, your status will be automatically changed from Employed to Voluntary. About your miscarriage claim, mas okay siguro na i-file mo na ngayon para separate filing, at dahil mas una naman talaga itong miscarriage. Para merong months of gap between this miscarriage claim and your maternity claim. At para magkaroon ka na ng experience filing with SSS, in preparation for your maternity claim filing. Ask others too. God bless too.

Kaydee said...

Hi Lyra, you have ten years to file your maternity claim, pero siempre, file as soon as your documents are available, para makuha mo na agad ang benefit mo. Hanapin mo pa ang iyong stamped MAT1 kasi required yan. Kung hindi mo na talaga mahanap, submit a letter to SSS explaining the loss of your SSS-stamped MAT1 and that you can no longer find it. Maganda nga sana Affidavit of Loss, kaya lang mga 200 to 300 pesos din ito. Baka puedeng letter. Write the date when SSS stamped your MAT1.

Kaydee said...

Hi chay2013, kung meron kang 6 contributions within the period Apr 2013 to Dec 2013, eligible ka for maternity benefit kahit hindi ka na magbayad muna before you deliver. Kapag 3 contributions lang, eligible ka pa rin, pero mas maganda kung 6, kasi 6 ang kinocompute -- you can make habol by paying Jan to Mar 2014.
About cert of separation: Is your employer a Philippine company operating abroad and is it registered with SSS Philippines? Is this company paying for your SSS contributions directly to SSS Philippines? If not, your status is not Employed; it should be OFW or Voluntary. If your status is OFW or Voluntary, you don't need to submit cert of separation. What you need to file before delivery is MAT1 asap. As you're still abroad, you can file this online asap at sss.gov.ph through your online SSS account. Bring your pregnancy ultrasound report just in case it will be needed.

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, dahil meron kang L501, cert of separation and cert of non-advancement, hindi na kelangang magbayad using RS5 form to change Employed to Voluntary. Itong 3 documents na ito na ang mag-explain ng discrepancy ng status mo. About OB history, kunin mo lang sa OB mo, baka lang hanapin. Dapat puede na yong birth cert lang kapag normal delivery, pero according to some who commented here, yong ibang SSS officers, hinahanap ang OB history (from OB) and summary of discharge (from hospital).

Kaydee said...

Hi Leofel, sorry I don't have basis to say if SSS accepts the reason that you don't know about filing MAT1 before delivery. It might be better to explain to SSS that you were about to file your MAT1 when you unexpectedly had your miscarriage. Attach your ultrasound report and your letter of explanation to your MAT1. Ask others too about this matter. Anyway, I think they will consider your reason because you had miscarriage and D&C. If you resign, ask your company for a cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and 2 sheets of L501.

Hi pwede b q makakuha ng maternity benefits kahit d aq ng file ng mat 1?

Wala kasi aqng idea na may mat1 at mat2 before. Im 6months postpartum.

Hi. Same problem tyo. Nkuha mo b ung sss maternity benefits mo?

Kaydee said...

Hi marianne, sabi ng SSS, kapag hindi napa-stamp ang MAT1 before delivery, mag-submit ng letter explaining why you did not file your MAT1 before delivery. Isama pa rin ang MAT1 at ultrasound report or cert of pregnancy. Wala pa akong nabasa kung anong reason ang tinatanggap ng SSS.

hi po im jove my gusto lng po aqo iclear last payment qo po sa sss june 2013 to nov 2013 .. ang due qo po may 2014. my mkukuha po b aqo kht d n aqo mghulog ngaun hangang manganak po aqo?

ska ung mat 1 qo po ang nkalgay n apelyido ay nung dalaga aqo e my balak po kmi mgpakasal bale maiiba po ung apelyido qo sa mat 2 hndi po b madedeny un ng sss. slmatpo

gud pm,. i very much confused if i need to get cert. of sparation from my past employer, i resigned last dec. 2012, then, jan.2013 i start 2 pay voluntary contribution. april po nagbuntis ako at duedate ko ngaun last wk. ng jan. nka pag submit na aq mat 1 last july,already rcv the sss.ask ko lang po f need ko pa ba kumuha ng L501 at cert. of separation sa dati ko emplyer.thanks..

Quick couple of questions,
I filed my SSS MAT2 last December 23 then by January 13, nakalagay for verification kasi mali ang pagkakacode ko ng confinement period ko. As of checking today, the status is "FOR REVW", tas ang remarks, "crl review is on going"
what does that mean? how long would you think it would get me for my sss maternity check be given?

Kaydee said...

Hi jove, yes, meron kang makukuhang benefit. Kung gagamitin mo na ang married surname mo sa MAT2, bago ka mag-file ng MAT2, mag-file ka muna ng E4 to change your surname (bring your marriage cert). Wait until your SSS name is changed to your married surname before you file MAT2. Mag-apply ka na rin ng SSS ID with married surname. Dapat meron ka ring other 2 valid IDs na married surname -- you will use these to support your SSS ID acknowledgment stub when filing your MAT2.

Kaydee said...

Hi joys, hindi na kelangan ang cert of separation, etc, dahil more than a year na ang gap between date of separation and date of delivery. Actually, 6 months yong nasa SSS rule, pero marami sa mga nagco-comment dito na kahit more than 6 months na pero less than 1 year ang gap ay nirerequire pa rin ang mga separation docs. In your case, more than a year na, so dapat hindi na. Ask others too.

Kaydee said...

Hi Renee, that means nirereview nila ang docs mo. Sabi mo merong mali, so ini-evaluate nila. Itsek mo from time to time -- kung approved na, merong Check issued/generated with check date and amount, wait for about 3 weeks to 1 month for your check to be delivered by registered mail.

gnun po ba.. e pano po kng ska na kmi mgpakasal after qo maclaim ung benefits qo ok lng po b kng nka apelyido s partner qo ung apelyido ng bata wla po bang prob dun? tatangapn po b ng sss un?

Kaydee said...

Hi valkyrie, yes, okay lang na ang bata has the same surname as his father kahit hindi kayo kasal. Pero kahit naman kasal na kayo, puede namang mag-file ka ng MAT2 using your maiden surname, kasi maiden surname ang mga IDs mo, or ayaw mong mag-antay ng 1 month or more para ma-process ang E4 change of status mo. Sa Phils, hindi legally required na mag-change agad-agad ng surname ang babae after mag-asawa. Ask others too para sure.

Ailla Alvarez said...

hi, what if end of contract na ko last January 6,2014 sa company because im just only a contractual.. hindi naman nila priority if i'm pregnant or not kasi dapat Regular ka na sa company nila para sila mag process ng maternity benefits mo. Do i need pa ba the L-501 and Certificate of Separation from them? balak ko kasi mag Voluntary member na lang, magpafile pa lang kasi ako ng MAT1 ko. please help what do i need to do? thanks in advance. God Bless!!

Kaydee said...

Hi Ailla, register in online SSS, so you can check your member status. If your status is employed, and if your date of delivery is within 6 months of your date of separation, you need cert of separation, cert of non-advancement of benefit and 2 sheets of L501. Yong ibang SSS officers, nirerequire din itong mga ito kahit lagpas na ng 6 months pero within 1 year pa lang. File your MAT1 asap.

jake anobling said...

hi gud pm.ask q lng po sna if my mkukuha aq s sss kpag nanganak n q s may.ang last n hulog ko po ay nung june 2013 p..at kung skali man po n meron anu po b ang dpat gwin.tnx po nd God bless

Kaydee said...

Hi jake, kung meron kang at least 3 monthly contributions in 2013, qualified ka. Nag-file ka na ng MAT1? Important ito. And register at sss.gov.ph so you can track your records.

Phine De Guzman said...

Hi kaydee,na submit ko n un mat claim ko..is it true na 1 and half months na daw process nun?un kasi sab nun sa sss.sinubmit ko sya nun jan 21 pa..pnu b mkta status ng check ko online?thank u

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, login sa SSS online account mo, click mo yong Online Inquiry, then mouse-over Benefit, then click Maternity Benefit. Puedeng "For Review" or meron ka nang makitang "Settled" and check no.

Bhevz Duque said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee,

Good Day Ask ko lang if makakaclaim pa ko ng maternity benefits.

1. Nanganak kasi ako September 15, 2010, mag 4years na yung baby ko. makakaclaim pa ba ako kahi 4years na?

2. Nakahulog ako sa SSS stating MArch 2006 to June 2006 and na stop na sya.

but nagstart ulit ako ng hulog ng na employed ako November 2010 to present.

Thank you ng marami.

Kaydee said...

Hi Bhevz, sorry hindi ka eligible kasi malayo yong June 2006 sa Sep 2010. Ang titingnan ay meron kang 3 contributions within the 12-month period before your semester of delivery. Ang semester of delivery mo ay Apr to Sep 2010. Dapat meron kang at least 3 contributions within Apr 2009 to Mar 2010. Ask others too

Bhevz Duque said...

Thank you Ms. Kaydee.

Phine De Guzman said...

Hi!ask ko lang bakit denied un sss check ko.nkalagay sa site denied no l 501 submit specimen card wrong key code...na submit ko nmn un.pna double check ko pa sa sss employee kng kumpleto lahat ng requirements and chineck din nya.pati minatch din nya un signature ng l501 ko sa certificate of employment and certificate of non cash advance.may date din separation ko sa employer..anu gagawin ko?wait ko b bumalik un mga papers ko or pnta nln ko sss.nun jan 21 ko sinubmit un and as of feb 7 denied sya..

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, sori hindi ko rin maisip kung ano ang dahilan, kasi sabi mo na-submit mo naman. About wrong key code: Ano ang member category mo ngayon sa online SSS? at ano ang na-check mo na member category sa MAT2?

Phine De Guzman said...

Separated both online and mat2..pupuntahn ko pa b sss or mag wait ako bumalik un papers ko.ty

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, you can ask your branch, but I don't know if they can access your docs. The usual procedure is for you to wait for your denied papers to be returned to you via registered mail, but this takes time, based on comments here.

Ghen Gonzales said...

What if 1 lang napasa l501?

Kaydee said...

Hi Ghen, nakalahay kasi sa L501 form na accomplish in 2 copies. Pray mo na maconsider ng nag-e-evaluate.

Ghen Gonzales said...

Aww di ko kasi napansin na 2 e. possible ba ma denied yun? Sana wag naman.

Ghen Gonzales said...

Tsaka bakit nung chineck sa sss di man lang nila sinabi na 2 hays.

Ghen Gonzales said...

Hi Ms Kaydee I check my account sa sss SETTLED na Status ngayon 2-11-2014 pero settled lang sya wala pa check no. Ibig sabihin ba nun settled na sya nothing to worry na

Nikka Dela cruz said...

Hi, I just want to ask what are the requirements for the late filing of maternity notification. My son is already 2 years old and hindi ako nakapag file ng mat 1 before. and I am also pregnant right now pero dito sa second child ko nfile ko na ang mat 1, our hr officer told me na pwede pa daw i file and mat 1 ko pero for late filing na so i want to know the requirements thank you

Kaydee said...

Hi Ghen, that's good at Settled na. Baka bukas meron nang check no. and amount

Kaydee said...

Hi Nikka, for your claim for your first child, fill up MAT1 and attach it to a letter to SSS explaining why you were not able to file MAT1 before delivery. If you still have your ultrasound report, bring it too. Other documents required: MAT2, birth cert., SSS ID. Bring also obstetrical history form and hospital discharge summary, in case the SSS officer likes to see these docs.

Ghen Gonzales said...

Hi Kaydee, until now wala padin check no. pero may amount at settled na sya. ilang days ba bago ma-generate yung check?

Nikka Dela cruz said...

Thank you kaydee. are there any chances that I can still file my mat 1 and mat 2 for my 1st child, because I heard other sss branches doesnt accept late filing?

Kaydee said...

Hi Ghen, baka generated na ang check, at hindi lang na-encode pa ang no. Wait mo na lang, hindi ko alam ang internal processes nila. Kung generated na ang check, delivery via registered mail takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Ghen Gonzales said...

Hi Ms kaydee thank you for your reply. Yes po may Check no. na binigay sakin ang sss. Its means generated na sya di ba? so wait na lang pala ako kay Mamang Kartero! Thank you again

Safira23 said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee! Paano ko po ba malalaman online kung binawasan n yung maternity benefit ko? May unsettled salary loan kasi ako and seperated na sa company. Miscarriage po kasi itong s 2nd pregnancy ko, may difference na 9k from the 1st maternity benefit n na receive ko.
Thank you po!

Kaydee said...

Hi Safira23, tingnan mo yong Loans mo sa online SSS account mo kung merong payment doon na big amount. At kung zero na ang loan balance mo. I-check mo rin yong Loan Eligibility mo kung eligible ka na for salary loan.

Safira23 said...

Thank you Ms. Kaydee. May balance pa rin ako, mukang hindi nman nabawasan ung makukuha ko.
Isa pa pong tanong, magkaiba po ba yung benefit kung CS delivery(live birth) sa miscarriage? Thank you

Kaydee said...

Hi Safira23, check mo na lang ang loan balance or loan eligibility mo from time to time kung may magkakaroon ng change or updating.
78 days ang binabayaran for CS. 60 days ang for miscarriage and normal delivery.

Safira23 said...

Ah okay po. Thanks Ms. Kaydee for the infos.

julia0 said...

hi po ask ko lang adress ng sss binondo. thanks po.

Kaydee said...

Hi julia0, ang alam ko ang SSS Binondo ay nasa Maritima Building, 117 Dasmarinas Street, Binondo.
I'm puzzled na ito ang nasa SSS website:
232 Ground Floor, Padilla Bldg., Juan Luna St., Binondo

Hi Ms.Kaydee. May possibility po kaya na ma approved ako sa Maternity Loan kasi po by August 2013 tinerminate po kami sa trabaho at by November nag file ako ng MAT-1 nanganak po ako nun February 2014 sabi po sakin nun officer na nag assist sakin pagbalik ko dalin ko daw po yun Certificate of Seperation at L501. Humingi po ako sa dati kong employer pero ayaw po nila magbigay sinasabi po ng employer ko na ang certificate of employment daw po ang ipakita ko proof na tapos na ang work ko sakanila at clear ako kaya nga daw po ako nabigyan ng coe. Pwede po kaya yun COE na lang ang ipresent as proof since ayaw kami bigyan ng dati nmin employer? Thankyou po.

Addition po Ms.Kaydee may iba pa po ba na way para ma approved yun Maternity Reimbursement? Kasi po ayaw po kami intindihin ng dati nmin employer since 6 months na daw po kami hindi connected sakanila at ang maiibigay lang po sa amin ay ang Certificate of Employment which they insist na yun ang ipakita nmin sa SSS Officer na proof na hindi na kmi connected. Mukha po kasi malabo tlga makakuha kmi ng Cert.of seperation at L501. Thankyou po

julia0 said...

hi kaydee, madalas napapadaan ang asawa ko sa may sss binondo sabi nya wala na daw siyang makitang mga pumipilang mga tao sa maritima bldg sinamahan nya ako dati dun mag file ng mat 1. i decided to go to kalookan (malapit sa binondo) ok naman kaya lang hingi daw ako ng l501 accdg sa older replies mo if more than 6 months ung separation from the company then di na dapat required yun. got separated january 2 gave birth july 17 last year... close but its over six months right? eto pa, accdg dun sa nag assist sakin andun pa daw sa maritima bldg ung sss sa binondo...

Kaydee said...

Hi julia, andon pa nga siguro yong SSS Binondo sa Maritima, kasi ito ang nakasulat sa press release ng SSS. About your cert of separation and L501, sige sundin mo na lang sila, kasi sila ang nag-e-evaluate ng docs. Ang rule sa SSS guidebook ay 6 months, pero maraming nag-comment sa mga blogs namin na kahit almost 1 year na ang gap, pinapakuha pa ng L501, cert of separation with date of separation, and cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit. They want to make sure na walang advance benefit na ibinigay ng previous employer.

Kaydee said...

Hi Aubrey, dapat naman kasi kapag more than 6 months na ang gap, hindi na nirerequire ang L501 at cert of separation, kasi ito ang nasa SSS guidebook. Sigurista ang mga SSS officers kasi nirerequire pa rin nila ito. Ngayon, dahil sila ang nag-e-evaluate, sige sundin mo na lang, kesa ma-reject ang claim mo.
Magpagawa ka na lang ng notarized Affidavit of Separation from Employment na kagaya nito:
Sample Affidavit of Separation from Employment . Pero bago ka magpagawa ng Affidavit, tanungin mo muna ang SSS kung puede na ang COE plus Affidavit of Separation kasi your employer refuses to give you a certificate of separation kasi meron nang COE.

Phine De Guzman said...

Hi!kaydee,its me again..bakit kaya d pa din bumabalik un papers n sinubmit ko sa sss.its been a month na since n ma denied un maternity claim ko.chineck ko online and ung reason still d same no l501 and wrong encoding..d n b mababago status nun online?hindi b nla ako i nonotify na na mail n nla un docs ko.thank u

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, sad to say, 1 to 2 months or more nga ang pag-return ng docs, based sa mga nagco-comment sa aming mga blogs.

akosiwheng29 said...

hi po, tanong ko lang po kung mkaka.avail pa ba ako ng maternity benefits kung startvng bayad ko sa sss ay may 2002 hanggang may 2005 nung employed pa ako tapos na.stop na po then nag.start nman po ako as voluntary february dis year,EDD ko po ay october 24 dis year...tnx po.

Kaydee said...

Hi akosiwheng29, yes, if you continue to pay until June 2014, you can avail. File your MAT1 asap.
But it's also good if you continue paying after June 2014.

Norvin peralta said...

Hi mag inquire po ako nag pasa ako ng documents for maternity reimbursement last december, na file ko yun as separate kasi ngresign nako sa job ko nun, now im employed wala ako makita status online sa sss ko. Its been 3 months. Pabalik balik ako and my byenan to ff up, last week sabi samennng officer wait daw namin madeliver yung cheke after this week.. Bakit po kaya ganun?

Norvin peralta said...

Wala po kasi ako makita status online eh kung for review,settled, or denied.. I have 2 more kids pa sana na i-file pero ang tgal pala ng process nila..

Shy said...

Hi Norvin, puzzling na hindi naka-encode sa online account mo ang maternity claim mo. Based sa mga comments dito, pinakamatagal na yong 8 weeks na matanggap ang check. Yong return of denied docs ang yon ang super tagal.
May possibility kaya na na-misplaced ang docs mo at late nang na-process? Kasi lahat naman na nagco-comment dito ay meron silang nakikita sa online account nila. Saang SSS branch ba ito? Meron kasing branch na walang encoding doon, so isa-submit pa nila sa larger branch o sa Diliman. I hope meron lang glitch sa case mo, at matanggap mo na ang check mo this week, as told to you by an SSS officer.

Norvin peralta said...

Hello, sorry sa late response, nagpunta ang biyenan ko sa sa sss jp rixal branch ang sabi wait daw kami for 2 weeks.. So we wait, 2 weeks passed sala pa din. Nakaklungkot its been more than 3 months wala pa din. 4 days ago nagpunta na byenan ko sa sss diliman wala pa daw cheke so irereprocess nila.. Nakakalungkot isipin bakot pinaabot nila ng ganito katagal. Monthly nagdeseduct sila sa atin tapos ganito pahirapan makuha ang benefits.

Shy said...

Hi Norvin, siguro nga nadelay ang pag-forward ng JP Rizal branch sa SSS Makati o SSS Diliman. "For Review" na ba ang sa online account mo? Or better yet, I hope meron nang check no. and amount.

Norvin peralta said...

Hello, i was checking my account online since yesterday pero wala pa din status online.. Bakit kaya ganun? Nanghihina na loob ko. I dont think may makukuha pa ako..

Phine De Guzman said...

Hi ms kaydee,finally settled n dn nun nagcheck ko online kya lng problem ko nmn d ko mkta un sss claim stab.mkuha ko b un kht wala ko claim stab

Shy said...

Hi Phine, I'm happy to know that they re-evaluated/approved your papers. First ka na nag-comment dito na nare-evaluate at na-approve.
About claim stub: Ang alam ko kahit wala yan, dahil ang hinahanap naman ng postman ay yong valid ID mo.

Shy said...

Hi Norvin, huwag mawalan ng pag-asa. Baka na-misplaced ang docs mo, at kauumpisa pa lang ang processing ng docs mo. Pag mag-follow-up sa JP Rizal branch, tanungin nio kung bakit walang update sa online account mo. At tanungin nio kung saang branch nila fino-forward ang docs.

Norvin peralta said...

Hi shy!
Kasi its been 3 months and counting. Mag 4 months na sa april wala pa din.. Its not my fault naman kung na misplace sana lang may proper notification �� yung pagkuha ko ng mga documents like coe, L501 ba yun? Ang hirap na tapos mammisplace lang pala.. Nakakalungkot naman.. Wala akong mkita good news man lang.. Thank you shy for your response..

lorreine andaya said...

Hi Lorreine here,
Tatanong ko lang po kung pwede qo pa po maifile yung maternity reimbursement ko.Ganito po kc,ngtrabaho ako last May 2011 up to
February 2012. August 2012 nanganak po ako. until now hindi ko po alm kung pwede ko pbng maavail yun. ano po ba yung mga requirements na kailangan.Lastly employed na po ako ngaun for 1 year.

Shy said...

Hi Lorreine, yes, eligible ka at puede mo pang i-file. Pero meron ding risk na hindi ma-approve dahil hindi ka nakapag-submit ng MAT1 before delivery. Pero meron ding na-a-approve, depende sa reason mo about MAT1. Fill up MAT form and attach a letter explaining why you were not able to submit it before your date of delivery.
You're also required to submit cert of separation with date of separation from your ex-employer. cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and L501 (2 sheets), kasi your date of separation and date of delivery is within 6 months. Ask others too

hi po . ask ko lng po sana kung qualified ako for maternity benefits, my contribution was started on jan. 2010 - sept. 2013, dko na po nahulugan ung oct. up to present my delivery date is july, 2014 . peo plano ko po sana mgvoluntary ,pg nabago po ba ung status ko as employed - voluntary , kailangan parin po ba ung certificate of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit, and 2 sheets of L501 ?

lorreine andaya said...

hi shy..
ilang months after ko po mgresign..ngpunta po ako sa employer ko pra humingi ng mga requirements for maternity claim,kaso prang di nla inasikaso kc tanging contact number lng yung binigay nila sken taz everytime na tatawag aqo lagen answering machine yung sumasagot..so possible po kya maaprove ako in case na mkumpleto ko po yung mga reqiurements na kailangan?kase sayang nmn po..

Shy said...

Hi leilani, yes, you're eligible. Based sa SSS rules, dapat hindi na required ang cert of separation and the others kasi more than 6 months na ang gap ng separation date mo and delivery date mo, kaya lang, merong mga nagco-comment dito na hinahanap pa rin nila ang cert of separation, etc. basta hindi pa lagpas ng 1 year ang gap. Punta ka sa SSS branch mo and ask para sure, kasi sila din ang mag-che-check ng papers mo. Kung ire-require pa rin nila ang separation cert, huwag ka munang magbayad as Voluntary.

Shy said...

Hi lorreine, dahil hindi mo na-submit ang MAT1 mo before delivery, merong possibility na ma-reject. Meron ding chance na ma-approve, depende sa explanation mo. I don't work for SSS, so I cannot say for sure. Ikaw na lang ang mag-decide. Sa araw na mag-a-absent ka dahil marami kang lalakarin na hindi lang SSS, puntahan mo uli yong former company mo baka nagawa na nila yong mga papers. Ask them kung puede mong antayin na lang.

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