4.08.2013

Documents Required for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim

By KD
Updated June 2016

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

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM ALL CLAIMANTS:

1. Maternity Benefit Application for Self-Employed, Voluntary, OFW, NWS (SSS Form)
    If Employed: Maternity Benefit Reimbursement for Employed Member  (SSS Form)

2. Maternity Notification (SSS Form)
    - 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 from the Local Civil Registrar,
     or Original Copy from NSO
     (Do not use the birth certificate given by the hospital where you gave birth.
      If the birth certificate is from the local registrar, use the one with the original "Certified True Copy" stamp or mark.


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
     or Diischarge Summary Report
     or Medical/Clinical Abstract

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 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 be by one and the same person and must look the same.
If you went AWOL, or your former company closed down, and you can't get Separation documents, use this affidavit: Affidavit of Undertaking in English (SSS Form)
                          or Affidavit of Undertaking in Tagalog (SSS Form)

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


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116 comments:

  1. Add KO LNG po 4 years po along nag work sa dati Kong employer...

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  2. Hi! I was separated from my company July1 of last year and have already filed mat1 before my cs delivery. Ngaun magpapasa kmi ng mat2 and nakailang balik na kmi to ask the requirements para sa reimbursement but never told na kailangan pa nmin magpasa ng l501. Will my cert of clearance or coe can be considered as cert of separation? Do i really need to pass the l501? I read from the comments above na l501 is only required pag less than 6mos ang date ng separation from prev comp. Please reply. Thanks!

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  3. QUESTION from MaRiShKA Villa Mar 1 2015
    Hello. My previous employer did not remit to SSS my contributions. I came to know just recently when I was filing my maternity claim. I have filed a case with Dole and I'm sure the processing will take a long time. How much is the required amount that I should pay to avail of maternity benefit? I have worked for 4 years for my previous employer. Thanks
    ANSWER:
    Hi Marishka, it's so sad to come to know of your situation. I'm also sad to say that you cannot pay contributions for years that have already passed. There are SSS payment deadlines. To qualify, it's not about amounts paid. It's about having at least 3 posted contributions within the 12-month period prior to the semester you gave birth.
    Your previous employer is liable to remit your SSS contributions and pay the penalties and to pay your maternity benefit (if you were qualified for maternity benefit with contributions under this employer).

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  4. QUESTION from Elaine Pastor Mar 8 2015
    Hi! I was separated from my company July 1 of last year and have already filed Mat1 before my cs delivery. Now we will file mat2 and have gone to SSS many times to ask the requirements for reimbursement but never told that we need to pass l501. Will my cert of clearance or coe can be considered as cert of separation? Do i really need to pass the l501? I read from the comments above that l501 is only required if date of separation from prev comp is less than 6 mos. Please reply. Thanks!
    ANSWER:
    Hi Elaine, you need to submit separation documents (cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and L501) if the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is less than 6 months. If the gap is more than 6 months, pay 1 contribution as Voluntary so your member status will change to Voluntary. Make sure your member status has been changed to Voluntary before filing MAT2 as Voluntary.

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  5. before po kc ng cs delivery ko may narecv nakong halos kalahati po then sb ng hr yung sa mat2 mu makukha after mong manganak. d ako nainform kung my limit time to pass the mat2 requirements.after ng ntapos ko req lahat ng mat2 yun po cnbi nila n d cla xure qng my mkukuha p sa kdhilanan late pass of requirements? dhil sa nbasa ko o sa pagkakintndi ko hnggang 10 years p pwedi yung mat2. pls po i nid an answer. til now po kc iniicip ko yun pero d po mapanatg loob ko

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  6. QUESTION from noemi estillana Feb 27 2015
    Hi po. my previous employer refused to give me the requirements I need to claim my maternity benefits. I gave birth jan. 11. I resigned july 2014. They said they won't give me the requirements because they didn't know I was pregnant when I left and I
    am no longer with them.
    ANSWER:
    Hi noemi, if the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is more than 6 months, you can file MAT2 as Voluntary and not as Separated. Pay at least 1 monthly contribution to SSS as Voluntary so that your member status will change from Employed to Voluntary. Wait for your member status to change to Voluntary before filing MAT2.
    If the gap is less than 6 months, submit affidavits to replace separation certificates.
    Separation Affidavit
    Non-Advancement Affidavit

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  7. Hi noemi estillana, I just saw that I have already answered your question last Feb 21 here: Maternity Benefit for Separated Member

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  8. QUESTION from Sally Clave March 8 2015
    hello po. I've passed my requirements march 04. I gave birth oct 27, 2014. HR told me they're not sure about the claim because I was late in submitting MAT2 documents. Is there a deadline for MAT2 submission?
    Before my cs delivery, I received almost half. I was told I'll get the other half after MAT2 submission. I was not informed if there's a limit time to pass the mat2 requirements. Then they told me they're not sure if I can get more benefits as I was late in passing the requirements. What I know is that 10 years is the limit for mat2. pls i need an answer. I'm worried.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Sally, you're right that you have 10 years to file your MAT2 claim. But of course it's always better to file within the first year, which you have. If you have submitted a complete set of documents, and there are no discrepancies in your documents, then your claim will be approved. Check your online SSS account from time to time.

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  10. Hi po ulit nbasa q po answer nyo clarify q lng po resigned po aq july 30, 2014 tapoz jan. 11, 2015 aq nnganak pwede po aq mgvoluntary clarify q lng po ulit.. pcencia n po mkulit aq kc nung pumunta aq sa sss ngsabi po aq n ayaw po aq bgyan ng cert at l501 ng employer q n hinihingi nya tnanong q po sya kung may iba p po bng mgagawa ang sgot po kc nya eh d hindi mo mkukuha ang benefits mo..
    Medyo nkkapanghinayang nmn po pero nung nbsa ko po yung blog nyo ngkaron po aq ng pgasa.. kya kung mgvovoluntary po aq my pg asa n po mkuha q thnks

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  11. Thank u soo much . It's my big pleasure you've answered my concern.
    In addition of this, I'VE ALWAYS TRIED TO LOG IN 0n my sss account online but i failed to log in.

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  12. hi ask ko lng po if i can avail maternity loan..my due date is may 2015. i was able to make contribution april to november 2014 when i was employed. but im unemployed since dec up to present. also do i need to submit certificate from my previous employer?

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  13. Hi Sally, try logging in at non-peak hours like midnight or at dawn hours.

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  14. Hi Anne, yes, you're qualified for maternity benefit (not loan). It seems that the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery will be less than 6 months, so you will be required to submit separation papers. But if more than 6 months, pay at least 1 contribution so your member status will be changed to Voluntary, so you can file your MAT2 documents as Voluntary.

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  15. Hi JK, thank you for this very helpful blog. May question lang din po ako. I was employed here in 2010 and have had contributions then. I was an Oho for 4 years kaso di ko po nahuhulugan yung SSS ko when I was abroad. Now I'm unemployed for a year and now pregnant. I want to avail Sana of the maternity benefit. My question is, will I still be eligible? If so, how do I proceed po? Please advise. Thank you.

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  16. ask ko lang po.. kahapon ng check ako sa sss branch approved na yung maternity benefit ko 28k / check release in march 13, 2015, before aq nagresign inadvance sakin ng past employer ko 10k. can i ask them the balance , ma y babay is sick i need it badly, i dont have work and the father of may baby doesnt support the child.ilang weeks po ba yun dadating sa dating employer ko sa caloocan din at branch na ng issue ng check.?

    TIA

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  17. hello po. pls help me nman po. wla pa po kc hulog ung sss ko. then manganganak po ako this coming june. ask ko lang po kung pwede ko pa bayaran ang oct-dec 2014 as a voluntary. para nman po may makuha ko after giving birth. thnx po.

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  18. Hi good evening. My status is currently married, but annulment is in process since I am separated from my husband for 13yrs. As per my Atty. we're almost done on the papers hopefully we will get the court order this year. When I filed my MAT 1 with my current employer I used my husband's last name. As per my Atty and OB I can use in the birth certificate of the child as single so the father of my baby which is my current partner can have his last name for the baby since he is very much willing as well. I will be giving birth by September this year. My question is will there be any problem when claiming my benefits or filing the MAT2 when in my baby birth cert I will have my maiden name or single status last name? Need your inputs please. Thank you so much

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  19. Hi good evening. My status is currently married, but annulment is in process since I am separated from my husband for 13yrs. As per my Atty. we're almost done on the papers hopefully we will get the court order this year. When I filed my MAT 1 with my current employer I used my husband's last name. As per my Atty and OBGyne I can use in the birth certificate of the child as single so the father of my baby which is my current partner can have his last name for the baby since he is very much willing as well. I will be giving birth by September this year. My question is will there be any problem when claiming my benefits or filing the MAT2 when in my baby birth cert I will have my maiden name or single status? Need your inputs please. Thank you so much

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  20. good morning po ask ko lang po pwede na po kayo ako maka avail ng maternity loan kahit new employed palang po ako. pero nahulugan ko na po sya ng 7 months thank you po..

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  21. hi po..i wanna ask if i can able to process my MAT2 in our province wherein i gave birth even i filed my mat1 in manila.

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  22. hi po...separated na po ako sa employer ko, i wanna ask if pwede kong file mat2 sa sss branch namin sa province kahit na ung mat1 sa manila ko nafiled...thanks

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  23. ask ku lng po sa mga req. tinanung ku po ksi ung sa company na pinag trabahuan ku dati kung nag bibigay pa sila ng l501 pero hndi na po ang sila nag bibigay ng gnun pnu po ung pwede nlng po ba ung Certificate of employment ku nlng po andun naman po ung un info na seperate na din aku sa knila

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  24. Question from Jho Domagtoy Jun 10, 2015
    I asked my previous employer for a l501 and they told me they're not issuing L501. Is my Certificate of employment enough - there's info there that I'm already separated from them.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Jho, many SSS officers require that the title of the document is Certificate of Separation, and not Cert of Employment. They also require Cert of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit. These 2 papers are required if the gap between your separation date and delivery date is less than 6 months. Try pointing out to the officer the info about your separation in your document. File at the SSS branch nearest your previous employer, so it will be more likely that your previous employer's L501 is with that branch.

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  25. Question from Grace Ann Semacio Jun 1, 2015
    hi po. I'm separated from my employer. I wanna ask if I can file mat2 here at the sss branch in our province. I filed my mat1 in manila. thanks
    ANSWER:
    Hi Grace, yes, you can file in your province. If the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is less than 6 months, you need to file your Cert of Separation and Cert of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit, issued by your previous employer.

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    1. wat if the status of my ss sis still employed during the time u got separated.Do you still have to get all of those documents?

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  26. hello po, ask ko lang po kung pwedi ko pa ma claim ang maternity benefits ko kahit na 2yrs na nakalipas ng panganak ko.?wala po kasi nakapag inform sa kin na my ganito pala na benefits.help me po. salamat

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  27. Hi, I gave birth po last November 26, 2013. I resigned from work due to high-risked pregnancy when I'm on my 3rd month. May 10, 2015 is the date of my separation from work. I wasn't able to file for Mat 1 because I got confused if I could avail for that claim since I am not working anymore. As per checking this website, I decided to claim for my maternity benefit. Am I still going to file for Mat 1 since it is a requirement for my claim? Mat 1 should be filed to SSS before giving birth, right? Please help me regarding this matter. Thank you.

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    1. About delayed filing:
      Hi Bambina, yes, MAT1 filing before delivery is required, but you can try filing. Some who commented here said their claims were approved; some were not. Yes, include MAT1. Fill up MAT1 form and attach your letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before delivery.
      To be sure you're eligible: check if you have at least 3 posted contributions within July 2012 to June 2013

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  28. Hi po. I'm Kath. Ask ko lang po kung panu po yung last employer ko e ayaw ako bigyan ng certificate of separation as well as their copy of L-501 and non cash advancement of maternity leave kasi end of contract na po ako sa kanila nung nanganak ako. Ang reason out kasi nila sakin kaya ayaw nila ko bigyan is that hindi daw ako nag-turn over for 30 days. Pwede po ba nilang ihold yun? May mga sanctions po ba ko na pwede ikaso sa kanila? Thanks po.

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  29. About certificates from former employer, Kitkat Visbal 11/5/15:
    Hi po. I'm Kath. My last employer refused to give me certificate of separation as well as their copy of L-501 and non cash advancement of maternity leave. I was on end of contract when I gave birth. Their reason is that according to them I did not turn over for 30 days. Can they refuse to give certs? Are there sanctions I can use to sue them? Thanks po.
    ANSWER:
    If your former employer refuses, ask them if they prefer that you file a complaint with the SSS. You can file a complaint at SSS Diliman. Bring your letter of complaint, xerox copies of payslips showing SSS contributions, other proof of employment and your baby's birth certificate.
    Is the gap between your separation date and delivery date more than 6 months? If yes, pay one Voluntary contribution, check if your status has changed to Voluntary, then file your claim as Voluntary.

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  30. irene consing11/16/15, 5:09 PM

    hi ask ko lang po makakapag file po ba ako ng maternity loan 9 months ko na po kasing hindi na huhulugan dahil po nag resigned na ko sa dating company ko and may loan po ako bago ako mag resign mag vovoluntary nalang po kasi sana ko kahit bayaran ko yung previouys months na walang hulog . tsaka need ko po ba kumuha ng certificate of separation kahit matagal na po akong wala sa dating company ko please reply po thanks .

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  31. hi po.. ask ko lang andito ako sa abroad at d2 nanganak, pwede po ba ang mother ko magprocess ng mat 2 ko with authorization or need tlaga SPA?
    thank you

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  32. irene consing, about payment of contributions and maternity benefit11/16/15
    hi Can I file po for maternity loan? It's been 9 months I haven't paid my contributions because I resigned from my company. I had a loan before I resigned. I plan to pay as voluntary the months that I missed paying. Do I need to get a certificate of separation even if I have resigned a long time ago. please reply po thanks.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Irene , it's maternity benefit, not loan. Comment again and write your date of resignation, date of delivery and the dates (months and year) of your last 12 monthly SSS contributions, so I can answer. If the gap between your date of resignation and date of delivery is more than 6 months, you don't need separation papers. Pay as voluntary so your status will change to voluntary, and so you can file as vonluntary.

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  33. Hi, i just want to know lang if possible ba ko mkpag apply for maternity benefit im 3months pregnant but im still working at the same time is that possible if mag file po ako ng leave 1month before ako manganak? & the applying for the loan po ba is right after ng delivery or pwede na mag file before delivery pa lang? Thanks & more powers first time ko kasi if ever.

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  34. Hi Mam, I'm Darlyn Vegino po, mam ask ko lang po...

    I got pregnant po before I have ended my contract with my previous company, that was my first job and it only lasted for only 5 months, to be exact I have separated with them last November 30, 2011. I gave birth on July 16,2012 and I haven't been able to pay my SSS contribution since I got a job after almost a year and a half. My question po is, I am presently employed as a regular employee for a private company and I still want to pass my MAT2 for the reason that I gave birth through Cesarean Section and I still want to claim my Maternity Benefits at SSS. Will I be able to claim any benefits? If yes, may I know what am i going to do to be able to claim my maternity benefit. Your reply will be a big help to me. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Darlyn, I also replied to your question you posted in another article.
      Yes, you can file your MAT2 claim as voluntary or unemployed, as you were unemployed when you had your CS. Were you able to file your MAT1 before your CS? If not, fill up MAT1, then include a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before you had CS. Actually, SSS says that if you gave birth in a hospital, notification is not needed. Obviously, you gave birth in a hospital.
      In the new MAT1 and MAT2 forms, there's no more field for member status, so this is no longer a problem. Tell the SSS officer you were unemployed when you gave birth in 2012, although at present, you're employed in another company.
      SSS might ask you to submit a certificate of separation with date of separation from your previous employer or an Affidavit of Undertaking, or they might not.

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    2. Hello May I ask if ok lang xerox copy lang ng p501 ang ipasa ko? Un lang kasi binigay ng company ko. Thanks

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    3. Hi Rose, you can try. It depends on the SSS officer evaluating your documents. It might be better to file at the branch where your former company is filing their submissions, as that branch has a copy of your former company's L501.

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  35. hi my ask po ako i start working last year oct. 2015 and i resigned this month february 2016 nagpasa ndin po ako ng mat 1 sa employer nmin at ang sabi po nasa sss napo ang tanong ko po when ko po mkukuha yun at kubg what is the next step i will do tnx po sa sagot..

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    1. Hi diana mae, are you sure they filed it? Then they should have given it back to you. Since your former company did not give you back your MAT1, fill up another MAT1 form. Part II will not be filled up as you no longer have an employer. You're Separated. Then go to SSS with your ID and your ultrasound report or pregnancy certification and file your MAT1. The SSS officer will stamp it, sign it and date it and give it back to you. Keep this MAT1. You will submit this later on after you give birth, together with MAT2, birth certificate, etc.

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  36. hi..tanong ko lang po if may possibility na mareject or di ma approve yung mat2 ko?.kasi dun sa mat1 ko ang gamit ko is my maiden name pa kasi di ko pa siya ma update since hirap ako sa pagbubuntis..and dun sa record ko sa hosp is yung married name ko po..which is dipa po yung record sa hosp ang requirements for mat2?..ano po pwd kong gawin??

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  37. Gud am..may i just ask..what if my employer refuse to give a cash advance as my maternity benifit eventhough during before my co-employee enjoyed that benifit?do i have the right to complain?since it was stated on sec.14A of the Republic ACt # 7322? f yes..where am i going to file my complaint and who are the persons in authority?ive already submitted my mat1 and i am expecting to give birth on last week of july..i was also expecting that i have money to use for my delivery because of that cash advance since almost all of my co-employee have availed for it but later thus afternoon they told me that they will not give it to me this time..please i nid your advice regarding this legal matter..hoping for your reply ASAP..thank you s mch..

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  38. Gud am..may i just ask..what if my employer refuse to give a cash advance as my maternity benifit eventhough during before my co-employee enjoyed that benifit?do i have the right to complain?since it was stated on sec.14A of the Republic ACt # 7322? f yes..where am i going to file my complaint and who are the persons in authority?ive already submitted my mat1 and i am expecting to give birth on last week of july..i was also expecting that i have money to use for my delivery because of that cash advance since almost all of my co-employee have availed for it but later thus afternoon they told me that they will not give it to me this time..please i nid your advice regarding this legal matter..hoping for your reply ASAP..thank you s mch..

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  39. Gud am..may i just ask..what if my employer refuse to give a cash advance as my maternity benifit eventhough during before my co-employee enjoyed that benifit?do i have the right to complain?since it was stated on sec.14A of the Republic ACt # 7322? f yes..where am i going to file my complaint and who are the persons in authority?ive already submitted my mat1 and i am expecting to give birth on last week of july..i was also expecting that i have money to use for my delivery because of that cash advance since almost all of my co-employee have availed for it but later thus afternoon they told me that they will not give it to me this time..please i nid your advice regarding this legal matter..hoping for your reply ASAP..thank you s mch..

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  40. Gud am..may i just ask..what if my employer refuse to give a cash advance as my maternity benifit eventhough during before my co-employee enjoyed that benifit?do i have the right to complain?since it was stated on sec.14A of the Republic ACt # 7322? f yes..where am i going to file my complaint and who are the persons in authority?ive already submitted my mat1 and i am expecting to give birth on last week of july..i was also expecting that i have money to use for my delivery because of that cash advance since almost all of my co-employee have availed for it but later thus afternoon they told me that they will not give it to me this time..please i nid your advice regarding this legal matter..hoping for your reply ASAP..thank you s mch..

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  41. Hi,just want to inquire, I filed my Mat1 today using my maiden name,although I am married since July 2014, but I haven't filed for change status in my sss records and they told me to come back after I give birth for the filing of Mat2,my question is should I change my status records in SSS from single to married before I file my Mat2 since all of my clinic and hospital records will be under married status.. Thanks

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  42. Hi, i gave birth to my son here in canada just this june, i was wondering if you need original birth certificate for my claim?pwede po bang pa authenticate ko sa Philippine Embassy yung photocopy ng originaL? Thanks

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  43. Hi, we just recently migated and i gave birth to my son here in Canada. I just want to ask if you need original birth certificate auhenticated by the Philippine Embassy or ok na ang authenticated na xerox copy of birth certificate? Thanks

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  44. hi just want to ask if you gave birth a year ago and didn't have time to file for maternity benefits in SSS would you be able to get anything anymore if you'll file it after a year?or will I be able to file it still? thank you much..

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  45. hi just want to ask if you gave birth a year ago and didn't have time to file for maternity benefits in SSS would you be able to get anything anymore if you'll file it after a year?or will I be able to file it still? thank you much..

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  46. Hello po, CS po ako sa isang public hospital...ang hirap naman po atang makakuha ng operating record, katulad po ba ito ng medical certificate na nagsasabi na naoperahan ako dun? Hindi po kasi basta2 naglalabas ang hospital unless may subpoena po para gagamitin sa korte. Paano po yun? Ano naman po yung surgical memorandum?

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  47. Hi, I am an OFW.I gave birth last May this year.Is it possible for me to avail the maternity benefits even I did not file the maternity notification?

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  48. Hi, question lng po. Widow po ako and sa ung last name ko sa sss is ung married name ko. Hindi ko pa nauupdate yung status ko as widow. I'm now pregnant sa bago kong partner and pang4th ko na nagfile aq ng MAT1 under my married name, due date ko is Oct. 7, 2016. Magkakaron po ba yun ng problem? Other issue is kakaresign ko lng po sa work ko effective July 2016, I checked sss online may maternity notification na po, I believe napasa na ng prev employer ko ung MAT1. What will happen sa MAT1 na nafile ko sa previous employer ko? Kelangan ko po ba pununta ng sss para magpasa ng mga documents?

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    1. Hi MCR: no problem sa married surname mo kasi yang married surname mo naman dapat ang surname mo kahit widow ka na. Mag-change lang ang surname mo kapag you will marry again.
      I think yes, you can use the online MAT1 filing ng employer mo kapag mapa-print mo the acknowledgment page. Pero to be sure kasi Separated ka na, mag-file ka na lang ng notification as Separated sa SSS branch. Puede ka naman sana sa online din pero Employed pa kasi ang status mo, so hindi ka pa maka-online file as Separated.
      The gap between your delivery date and your resignation date is less than 6 months, so ask for a cert of separation and non-advancement of maternity benefit plus L501 form from your former employer.

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    2. Hi MCR: Additional info: Sabi sa Civil Code Article 373, a widow may use the deceased husband’s surname as though he were still living.
      Pero under passport law, puede raw mag-revert to maiden surname if widowed.

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    3. Thank you KD for the information. That really help.

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  49. Question lang po.employed po ako last june 2011 hnggang october 2013 pro bago ako mg resign my loan po ako ng august 2013.tanong ko lang po,mkkuha ko pa po ba matternity benefit ko or kakainin na po ng salary loan un?nag tanong po ako sa sss branch kng mkakakuha po ako ng sss mternity benefits since my loan ako sbi nman po ng sss yes mkkuha ko dw po mtternity ko dahil iba dw po sa salary loan un.confuse lang po.sna po msagot nyo ang aking ktanungan

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  50. Hi just wanted to know if Maka avail pa ako ng maternity benefits kahit pang wala na binubuntis ko? D pa po ako Naka avail maternity benefits kahit once...

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  51. Hi po, SSS contributor po ako since May 2012 until October 2015 through employment. Expected Delivery date ko po is next month, August 24,2016. I am outside the country na po ngayon. Question ko po is paano po ako mag file ng MAT1 considering na resigned na ako sa previous job ko ( I resigned last October 2015) and my sss contributions were through my them, what are the steps and requirements po ang dapat ko sundin? Should I file MAT1 through my previous employer or can I do it directly to SSS? thank you po:) And how long po pwede ako mag file ng MAT2? Plan ko po kasi na sa MAT2 na icomplete ung ibang requirements like certificate of employment and others. Thank you po again :)

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  52. Hi good day! My concern is about the reimbursement process because I have my MAT 1 form stamped by SSS and i was told that i can reimburse it directly to them but I wasn't able to ask the requirements i need to bring and how long will it takes for me to claim the benefit. I was separated by my employer only this friday, july 29 because I am only a trainee and my OB advised me to rest for a couple of days. Hope you can help me because I'm worried that I will be getting it after i give birth which would be difficult because we need to secure the money before the delivery date. Thank you so much in advance.

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    1. Hope maasikaso nyo napo maternity cheque ko na not valid 4m0nth na po hangang ngaun wala pa papermahan lang ang tagal may # naman ako jan nakalagay txt naman kau kong bigay nyo pa ang cheque laking halaga napo un

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    2. Mag-follow up ka sa branch where you filed your cheque replacement request

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  53. Hello po..may query lang po ako..kinasal po ako nung june 29,2016..ngtry po ako mgfile ng SSS maternity form sa employer ko pero ang sabi kailangan muna ng 2 valid ids ng married name ko reason bakit di po ako mkpgfile ng MAT 1..7mos na po tiyan ko. Pwd pa po ba mgfile or denied napo?

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    1. Mat notification filing: Yes, puede pang mag-file ng notification kasi you have not yet delivered. Ang notification should be filed prior to giving birth. Puede namang mag-file ng notification kahit in maiden name pa. But if you like to use your married name, present your marriage cert to your employer so you can get a new company ID, and then apply for a digitized postal ID (birth cert, marriage cert and barangay cert) -- 2 valid IDs na yan.
      Update also your SSS data by presenting your marriage cert (orig and xerox), ID (kahit maiden name), and SSS change of member data form. While you're applying for your married-surname IDs, mag-change of data ka na sa SSS so that when you file your notification, married surname na ang data mo sa SSS, meaning matched ang surnames mo.

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  54. Good day,ask kulang po kung gaanu katagal makuha ang penapapalita ko na cheque dahel po na n0t valid po cya hnd ko po napalitan dahil umuwe po ako ng province 4 m0nth napo simula nung pinasa ko cya kasama ng explainati0n letter ko lahat po pati ng zerox ng cheque ko hangang ngaun po wala pa sa po matul0ngan nyo po akogodblessyou

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    1. Check replacement: Andiyan ka ba sa home address na isinulat mo sa request mo? Kasi baka nadelivery na? Puede mong i-follow-up doon sa branch where you filed your request. Or Enroll in SSS online service so you can check your online data kung merong comment doon sa maternity benefit claim mo.

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  55. add lang po anu pa po kaya documents na pwede ibigay sa sss kung wala po talga un record ng ultrasoud. Thank you.

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  56. Hi ask lang po,what if kung wala po kami maibigay na Ultrasound record, sabi po kasi sa amin ng OB nmin checking lang po yun nangyari at hindi nya po na iprint yun ultrasound record and then wala din po kami record noon pregnancy test. Pregnancy test po yun lang ang meron kami na patunay na buntis nga po sya. makukuha pa po ba namin yun maternity benefit ng girlfriend ko?add lang po anu pa po kaya documents na pwede ibigay sa sss kung wala po talga un record ng ultrasoud. Thank you.

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    1. Hi dexterminon: Depende yan sa SSS medical personnel mag-evaluate ng claim ninyo. Kung ang pregnancy test na sinasabi mo ay yong PT device mismo, hindi yon tinatanggap, kasi wala namang patunay kung kanino yon. Kung walang ultrasound result, puede namang medical certificate by OB na she examined you and you were pregnant on certain date and that you miscarried on certain date. I-explain niya rin kung bakit walang D&C na nangyari, at kung anong medication ang nabigay instead of D&C. Kelangan din ng OB history from OB din. Hahanapin din ang maternity notification, or explanation why it was not filed. Merong mga cases of miscarriage dito na na-deny, if you like to check their cases.

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  57. good day po ask ko lng po kung pde pa po ako mg pasa ng maternity loan.nanganak po ako nung december 21 2013..hindi po ako nkapag resign sa last employer ko..halos 3 years ndin po nkalipas nun..

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  58. hi good day po ask ko lang po kung pwede pa po ako mag pasa ng maternity loan 3 years old na po ung baby ko..

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    1. Hi reynel: Yes, puede pa. Kung ang gap between yong date of separation mo from your last employer at date of delivery mo ay less than 6 months, mag-submit ka nito: Affidavit of Undertaking. Prepare also your reason why you are filing only now, yong ibang officer kasi nagtatanong, pero tatanungin lang naman.

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  59. Ask ko lang po member na po ako last 2012 last march mo nalaman ko na buntis ako kaya nag file na po ako ng mat1 then nag resign na po ako last july since then di na po ako nkapag bayad ng contribution ko. Sa dec po ang due date ko sa panganganak. Ask ko lng po if mkaka kuha paba ako ng maternity kahit po di po ako nakapg bayad ng contribution ko since july until now.

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  60. Hi po ask ko lang po kung pwede ang baranggay id as a requirement id sa maternity 2, kase po lahat ng id ko in maiden name pa po.2 id po daw kase ang kelangan meron na po akong nbi, kaya pwede na po ba ang baranngay id? Thanks po

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  61. Good day! Just want to clarify. I sent a sickness notification to sss thru my employer due to bed rest to be taken for 2 weeks as per my obgyne since during check up i got vaginal spots and bleeds. Until that i got miscarriage 2 days before the given bed rest completed. Can i still ask the sickness reimbursement and file maternity benefit separately? I wonder why my employer called me and said i can no longer claim my sickness. Pls reply thanks so much for your help☺ joan

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    1. Hi Joan: It's SSS policy that sickness and maternity benefit cannot be filed for the same calendar dates. No double benefits.
      Did you mean you had bed rest for 12 days before you had your miscarriage? So clarify with your HR if you can file for the 12 days for sickness benefit and then file for maternity benefit, with the date starting from the date of your miscarriage, so there would be no doubling of benefits for the same calendar days. Clarify also with SSS because I'm not sure if they have a policy concerning cases like yours.

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  62. hi, ask lang po ako..volutanry member po ako.. i already filed my mat 2 august 2015, i gave birth last dec 2015.. d pa po ako nakakabalik sss unti now due to lack of requirements, i want to know if i can provide all the requirements needed can i still claim my maternity pay

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    1. voluntary member who gave birth Dec 2015: Employed member ka ba dati? Ask ko lang to be sure that you have a Date of Coverage kahit Voluntary ka ngayon.
      Meron ka bang at least 3 contributions within July 2014 to June 2015? If yes, eligible ka to file your claim. Yes, puede pa to file -- you have 10 years para ma-file ang claim mo, but of course, file as soon as you have your documents.

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  63. hi i am an ofw and i filed my maternity notification online. I am planning to send the required documents for normal delivery based on the maternity benefits application (MN confirmation and authenticated birth certificate, SSS ID) to one of my relatives in the Philippines and submit it on my behalf. I'd like to know why sss would still request the ob history and summary of discharge when it is not listed as required documents on the application form and would these additional documents need to be authenticated by Phil embassy?Thank you!

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    1. Hi kb: Yes, your documents should be authenticated by the Phil embassy there and should be with English translation if in a foreign language.
      About additional documents, yong iba kasing nag-comment dito, ni-require daw sila. Siguro, in your case, isama mo na lang yong hospital discharge document (it's just additional proof that you gave birth). Or since you're going naman to the embassy, ask the SSS there if you need to include your hospital discharge paper.

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    2. thanks for your response. napaisip lang kasi ako dahil ung cost ng pagpauthenticate ng document sa embassy is 33.75cad at may fee din to get obstet history at pagsend ng documents. i dont know how much i will get from sss. kpag kasi ung amount from sss (minus lahat ng expenses to reimburse) e mas maliit sa buong taon ng contribution ko baka iopt out ko na lang since we are planning to stay permanently in canada.

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    3. Hi kb: If you contributed 1,760 every month for at least 6 months within the 12-month period before your semester of contingency, your benefit will be 32,000 pesos, if yours is normal delivery (payment for 60 days of maternity leave) and 41,600 if caesarean (78 days).
      If the hospital discharge document is expensive, siguro puedeng your authenticated birth certificate na lang, plus your notification, benefit application, and original valid IDs na lang, kasi yon nga lang naman talaga ang nasa list sa application form. I don't know why some members who commented here were required to submit additional docs.

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  64. Hi po im rose valdevieso mahahabol ko pa kaya yung maternity benefit ko nanganak po ako july 31 2014 nag stop po ako sa work ko march 2014 pero d na nahuhulugan sss ko nun kasi po continous na lang ako sa work ko after matapos 5months contract ko nung 2012 pero nakapag file ako ng mat 1 na reject lang sya nung nag file ako ng mat 2 kasi wala daw ako hulog atleast 3months.. Kung babayaran ko po ba yung 3months na wala akong hulog may makukuha pa ba ako?

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    1. Hi Roselyn: Dapat meron kang at least monthly contributions within Apr 2013 to March 2014. Sorry hindi na tatanggapin ang payments for past years kasi matagal nang lumipas ang SSS payment deadlines.

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  65. what if po kung hindi po ako makapag provide ng COE and non advancement for mat. benefits. kailan ko po muna bang i consult sa sss bago ako mag pagawa ng affidavit of Undertaking? or magpagawa ng ako. then i file ko na dun, kasi hindi naman ako bibigyan ng employer ko dati nung needed ko na docs.

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  66. hi po tanong ko lang sana masagot nyo tanong q .. 9months q pong binayaran ung sss q.. tas after non do na AQ nkapagbayad kc end of contract na AQ.. march 2015 po ako na end .. maaari pba ako mkakuha ng maternity kahit di na AQ nkapag byad? pls answer

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  67. Good pm po. I separated from my employer last april kasi magclose n po ang company. I gave birth last july. I texted my boss regarding the requirements ~cert of separation and non advancement and L501~ to file my mat2 but he refuse to give me..reply po nya "sinasara na ang company, walang gagawa at hindi n cya masyado pumapasok.". Hindi ko po tuloy ma file mat2 ko. Tama po bang gumawa na ako ng affidavit of undertaking? ano po basehan ng sss na close n talaga ang company? Thank you for consideration..

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  69. Good day po! I'm Glenda. I just would like to inquire if my former employer released only one certification that I am separated from the company and non cash advancement of maternity benefit, will SSS consider it? I was also provided with L501. Getting another one is expensive on my part since I have to go to Manila from Bicol just to get the certificate and even took them 6 mos with often constant request from me to release one. Hope you could answer me po. Thank you!

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  70. Paano ko poh malalaman kung myroon na unb maternity ko ponbat ilan dayx bgo ko mkuha ksi naaprove naman na noong october 7,2016

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  71. Hello po, 2008 po ung last work ko and last payment record ko din po sa SSS is 2008.. from 2008 up to now wla po akong naging trabaho na masasabing stable.. puro part time lang po kya ung hulog ko sa SSS ay hindi na po naituloy mula ng 2008.. wla pa din po akong work ngaun.. and ngaun buntis po ako.. pwde po kyang mag voluntary member ako and ilang months po ang kailangan kong bayaran pra ma qualified po ako for maternity benefits.?? i am 9 weeks pregnant po ngaun..

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    1. 9-weeks-pregnant: Yes, you can continue paying as voluntary. Your expected due date is 2nd quarter of 2017? Puede ka pang humabol ng one-half of your benefit, kasi itong quarter na lang ang puede mong bayaran na maka-count. So pay Oct Nov and Dec. The highest that you can pay. After paying for Oct, at na-post na (could be after 3 days), Enroll in SSS online service, so you can monitor your records and benefit, at para makita mo pa kung meron kang Date of Coverage. Sa SSS branch ka na magbayad ng for October. Dapat on or before 10th, or later pa depending on the last digit of your SSS no. See here SSS payment deadlines.

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  72. Hi im jonalyn ladero. Ask ko lng po..about requirements for sss maternity. Bale still single plng ung sss status ko. Gusto ko lng po ask kung magconflict po ba ung mga requirements ko lalo na ung makukuha kong operating room record ko. Kasi married na ung requirements ko sa hospital. Tapos ung single pa mga id ko.

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  73. Hello po ask ko lang separates n ako sa company feb.2016 employed aq dun oct.2016. Nabuntis po aq nung january .. March 2016 aq ang nagfile ng mat1 tapos po march at april naghulog aq sa sss as voluntary member. Tanung ko lang po ano po req.for mat2???

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  74. Hi I'm grace,,ask ko lng sna ..nakapanganak na ko nung may 25,2016 then nag file ako ng resignation ko may 30,2016 ano po ang requirements sa mat2.

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  75. Hello ask ko lng po if pano po ba yun feb 2016 po ako ngresign until now wla pa po ako hulog pwede pa po ba ako magfile ng maternity loan 4 months napo tyan ko then almost 9 months npo ako resignd sa dating work ko. Voluntary member po ba ako dpat

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  76. Hello ask ko lng po if pano po ba yun feb 2016 po ako ngresign until now wla pa po ako hulog pwede pa po ba ako magfile ng maternity loan 4 months napo tyan ko then almost 9 months npo ako resignd sa dating work ko. Voluntary member po ba ako dpat

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  77. gud pm, ask lang po kase i heard after ma file ung mat 1 meron akong makukuha at least half po ba?? but wala ho akong nakuha after i file the mat 1 i ask naman ung hr nmin, sbi after daw ng mat 2 ibibigay nila ung sss reimbursement , is it okay lang ba???

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  78. gud pm po., ask ko lang po meron na po akong Mat1, Mat2, birthcrtfc8 ng baby ko, 2 valid id, ob history, surgical memorandum ., nagpapass na ako pero kulang pa.dw po ako TRANSMITTal ano po yun ?'thanks po..

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  79. gud pm po., ask ko lang po meron na po akong Mat1, Mat2, birthcrtfc8 ng baby ko, 2 valid id, ob history, surgical memorandum ., nagpapass na ako pero kulang pa.dw po ako TRANSMITTal ano po yun ?'thanks po..

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  80. gud pm po., ask ko lang po meron na po akong Mat1, Mat2, birthcrtfc8 ng baby ko, 2 valid id, ob history, surgical memorandum ., nagpapass na ako pero kulang pa.dw po ako TRANSMITTal ano po yun ?'thanks po..

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  81. Hi Gudevening Tanong Ko Lang Po Sana, I Gave Birth Last Oct. 21, 2016 via Emergency CS And March to Sept. 2015 Po Complete Contributions Po Ako, Then Nung Oct. To Dec. 2015 Unemployed Po Ako Kaya D Na Nahulugan, Dec. 2015 Nagkawork Na Po Ulit Ako Hanggang Feb. 2016, Then Nung Feb. 2016 Po Nlaman Ko Na Buntis Po Ako Nagresign Po Ako. After Po Nun Hindi Ko Na Sya Nhulugan. Gusto Ko Po Sana Malaman Kung Pwede Pako Mgfile Ng Maternity Benefits? At Kung Posible Pong May Makukuha Pako? Hirap Po Kasi Ako Mag Buntis Kaya D Ko Naasikaso. Thankyou Po

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  82. Hi Gudevening, Im Rosen Tanong Ko Lang Po Sana, I Gave Birth Last Oct. 21, 2016 via Emergency CS And March to Sept. 2015 Po Complete Contributions Po Ako, Then Nung Oct. To Dec. 2015 Unemployed Po Ako Kaya D Na Nahulugan, Dec. 2015 Nagkawork Na Po Ulit Ako Hanggang Feb. 2016, Then Nung Feb. 2016 Po Nlaman Ko Na Buntis Po Ako Nagresign Po Ako. After Po Nun Hindi Ko Na Sya Nhulugan. Gusto Ko Po Sana Malaman Kung Pwede Pako Mgfile Ng Maternity Benefits? At Kung Posible Pong May Makukuha Pako? Hirap Po Kasi Ako Mag Buntis Kaya D Ko Naasikaso. Thankyou Po

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  83. Hi Gudevening, Im Rosen Tanong Ko Lang Po Sana, I Gave Birth Last Oct. 21, 2016 via Emergency CS And March to Sept. 2015 Po Complete Contributions Po Ako, Then Nung Oct. To Dec. 2015 Unemployed Po Ako Kaya D Na Nahulugan, Dec. 2015 Nagkawork Na Po Ulit Ako Hanggang Feb. 2016, Then Nung Feb. 2016 Po Nlaman Ko Na Buntis Po Ako Nagresign Po Ako. After Po Nun Hindi Ko Na Sya Nhulugan. Gusto Ko Po Sana Malaman Kung Pwede Pako Mgfile Ng Maternity Benefits? At Kung Posible Pong May Makukuha Pako? Hirap Po Kasi Ako Mag Buntis Kaya D Ko Naasikaso. Thankyou Po

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  84. unemployed na po ako for a year and so now and kailangan ko na pong magbayad voluntarily, ask ko po kung ilang buwan ang contri na required bayaran and magkano po? tsaka kung eligable parin po ba ako sa mat benefits kung ganyan situation ko? salamat!

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    1. Hi Rosevic: Kelan ang iyong expected date of delivery? At least 3 monthly contributions ang required, within the 12-month period before your semester of delivery.

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    2. hello po bkt po walang reply ung aken? Rosen Cartago Po.

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    3. hello po bkt po walang reply ung aken? Rosen Cartago Po.

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  85. hi po nakunan poh aqku last sep 26 2016 ask qku lng poh kng pwd pa qku mag file ng maternity loan kakakuha qku lng kc ng medical records qku

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    1. Hi Lyn: Yes, puede pang mag-file. Matagal ang deadline for filing.
      SSS maternity benefit ang iki-claim mo, hindi maternity loan. Hindi loan.

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  86. Good day almost 2years n po akong member ng sss , then kakaresign ko lng po nitong sept.15 2016 ,bago po ako mag resign may binigay po skin ang agency nmn ng maternity form then may pirma nrin po nila at pirma ko , pwede ko pa po bng ipsa sa inyu ,at anu pa pong kaylangan na requirements if wala po akong valid id kundi ung company id lng po . May ultrasound results ndin po ako . Salamat po text back asap

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    1. Hi Beverlyn: Ano yong form na ibinigay ng former employer mo? SSS maternity notification form? Nov 26 na ngayon, so dapat mag-file ka na as Separated or Voluntary. Punta ka sa nearest SSS with your ID and ultrasound. Fill up Part I ng form, and then file. Tatatakan nila, then ibibigay sa iyo. Keep this form kasi isa-submit mo uli ito after giving birth, kasama ng birth certificate at benefit claim form.

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