Documents Required for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim


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 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


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 be by one and the same person and 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


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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.

Christine Rosalejos said...

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.

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.

jesusa lyn barbosa said...

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.

Jhennie Pagulayan said...

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.

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

Jhennie Pagulayan said...

Thank you Mam Kaydee. 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.

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.

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

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 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

joanna marie aureus said...

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

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

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.

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

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!

Renee Rose Ilunio said...

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

Safira23 said...

Thank you po s response Ms. Kaydee.

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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.

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..

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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.. ;)

micahdaniella cadiente said...

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...

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.

daniella micah cadiente said...

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!

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.

marianne pascual said...

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

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.

joys baƱadera said...

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..

Renee Rose Ilunio said...

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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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?

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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

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.

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

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.

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..

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 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

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.

catherine dela cruz said...

Hi Cathy, Ask ko lng po, i gave birth last march 22, 2014 at dito po s Dubai, UAE ako nanganak. Pwd po b ako mkpagclaim ng maternity claim? Pano po? At Ano po ang requirement? Thanks po

Shy said...

Hi Cathy, did you pay at least 3 contributions within Oct 2012 to Sep 2013? If yes, you can try to file your claim. Ang problem lang is you did not file your MAT1 before giving birth. Pero you try. Merong naa-approve kung acceptable ang reason; meron ding denied. Include a letter explaining why you were unable to file your MAT1 before delivering your baby. Include ultrasound report or pregnancy test report. Attach this to MAT1. Get also a birth certificate there and have it authenticated by the Phil embassy there. Include hospital discharge report and obstetrical history report (use SSS form)and MAT2 form. Bring SSS ID or valid IDs. You have 10 years to file, pero siempre you file asap kasi baka mag-iba ang mga rules.

Shy said...

Hi catherine, puedeng mag-update ng records sa SSS branch diyan. Ang usual reason na temporary ang SSS no. ay you did not present your original birth certificate when you applied for your SSS no. Bring your birth certificate (orig and copy) and IDs. Mas okay kung ma-update mo muna ang SSS data mo at maging permanent muna ang SSS no. mo before you file your maternity benefit claim. Enroll at sss.gov.ph so you can track your records. Ask your sis to email you the transaction no. of your latest contribution payment. You'll need it for your online registration. Choose and use 6 digits from that transaction no.

Katy Bonilla said...

hello po, good morning. I'm Darrylle po. I had miscarraige po 3 days ago. hindi pa po ako nkapgfile ng MAT 1 ko ksi before ng scheduled visit ko sa OB the incident happened na. Ask po ako if pwedi ko pong iderekta na process ung documents ko sa sss? Or kailangan ko pong sa HR ng company nmin?

Shy said...

Hi Katy, dapat through HR kasi Employed ka. And they also need to sign your MAT1 and 2 forms. Pero puede ring ikaw na ang mag-file directly with SSS, if your HR says so, pero dapat call your HR muna. Ask rin your HR about your leave.

mahal said...

hi, i just wanna ask if kahit ba nakapanganak na pwede pa ba mag file or mag claim ng maternity benefits?? like in my situation i gave birth nov. 2011 pa.. if ever ba pwede pa ko mag file ng mat.benefits ko?thanks

JK said...

Hi catherine, thanks for coming back to share your update. It will help others in the same situation as yours. Yes, your Consulate-confirmed docs will be forwarded to SSS Diliman, and your data will soon be updated.

JK said...

Hi mahal, yes, puede pa basta eligible ka in Nov 2011. Ang problem lang is you did not submit your MAT1 before delivery, but if your reason is accepted by SSS, you will get your benefit. Check mo kung eligible ka here: SSS maternity benefit eligibility

shara macarayo said...

hello po.. i would like to know un semester and year po ng contingency nun isa nmin employee if un expected delivery nya is on june 2014?

Thank you and Godbless :)

JK said...

Hi Mary Fritzie, if you had at least 3 contributions in 2013, yes, you qualify. File your MAT1 asap. Can be online through your employer if your employer is enrolled online.

JK said...

Hi christine, pay for Apr to June 2014 asap para maka-avail ka. Mas okay kung taasan mo nang by 2 levels yong last contribution mo noon. Yes, you need to show ultrasound report together with MAT1 form.
If you have no ultrasound report, enroll at sss.gov.ph, then file your MAT1 online. Tanong ka lang dito kung merong malabo.

JK said...

Hi christine, magpa-SSS ID ka na rin para magamit mo yong ID application acknowledgement stub sa pag-file mo ng MAT2 after giving birth. Kelangan itong stub plus 2 photo IDs.

JK said...

Hi Jeorgio Jules, basta eligible ang wife mo, she can file for maternity benefit even if she resigns from work. She's eligible if she contributed at least 3 months within July 2013 to June 2014? If she resigns, she needs to request for a Certificate of Separation with date of separation, Cert of Non-advancement of Maternity Benefit and 2 sheets of L501 form. These 3 documents must be signed by the same person.

JK said...

Hi shara, her semester of contingency is Jan to June 2014. She should have paid at least 3 contributions within Jan to Dec 2013. God bless din.

JK said...

Hi Yanie, kung wala ka pang contribution, dapat mag-register ka as self-employed. Kaya lang hindi ka na yata makahabol, kasi ang semester of contingency mo is Apr to Sep 2014, so dapat meron kang at least 3 contributions within Apr 2013 to Mar 2014. Ask others too

christine fagtanan said...

Ahy salamt po....wla pa po kc aqng valid id....nbi po b accepted as valid id?

christine fagtanan said...

Hi po...wla pa po kc aqng any valid id....nbi po b valid at tsaka postal id? Un po kc balak ko ipasa sa matrnity loan q....

christine fagtanan said...

Kelangan q pa po b ng certificate of separation from work? .february po aq umalis sa work q....tpos nabuntis po aq ngaung april....nag AWOL. Po aq sa work ko noon...

christine fagtanan said...

So starting march po la ng hulog ung sss q...kc wla n po aq nun sa employer q...march to june po b dpt q hulugan?

JK said...

Hi christine, hindi na tatanggapin ang payment for March 2014. Kelangan ang cert of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and L501 form if date of separation and date of delivery are within 6 months. Sa case mo, ang gap is more than 6 months, pero usually nire-require pa rin nila ang certificates I mentioned.
About NBI and postal ID, puede na siguro, kasi meron namang picture ang postal ID.

christine fagtanan said...

Naku maraming salamat po tlga sa response niyo...my tanong pa po aq kng ok lng...
Magffile n po aq ng mat 1online...mat 1 form lng po b muna dpt kong ipasa? Wla n po bng any other documents n isasabay sa pagpasa ng mat 1?pasenxa n po dami q tnong...

JK said...

Hi christine, MAT1 lang muna before delivery. Print mo yong acknowledgment or email reply kung meron. Keep your ultrasound report kung meron ka. After delivery yong ibang documents. Apply ka na rin ng SSS ID mo asap so you get your ID application acknowledgement stub.

christine fagtanan said...

Ah cge po salamat....alm q n po now..

christine fagtanan said...

Anu po bng email ng sss n pwd q i send ung mat 1 form q online?pra d n po sna aq pipila ng mtgal pra mag pasa...

JK said...

Hi christine, you don't send your MAT1 via email. You file your MAT1 online via your online SSS account. Register at sss.gov.ph, then after successful registration, login, and click Maternity Notification, and file your MAT1. Print acknowledgment page.

kris said...

hi ms.kaydee. nagkaron po kasi ako ng completed abortion last April 30. pinagleave po ako ng on for 2mos. naipasa na ng employer ko yung lahat ng docs. need ko saw magsubmit ng histopath. nu g bumalik ako as on wala cya mailabas name histopath since Hindi naman saw naperform young procedure na gun at Hindi ako nakuhanan ng sample. possible Maya madeny sung claim ko?

Jhennie Pagulayan said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee, ask ko lang po, resigned na ko work this month lang, if ever na gusto ituloy contribution ko, pano po process. And if incase na mag-OFW ako pano din po process? Thanks.

Joanne Facturanan said...

Hi, I'm Joanne and currently employed. I'm planning to file my Maternity Reimbursement personally during my maternity leave. Do I still need to request for L501 from my employer besides Certificate of non-advancement?Thank you

Norvin peralta said...

Its been 5months pero wala pa dib ung mat benedit ko.. Hays bakit napakatagl pero nagloan ako ng salary sa loan 4days lang i already got the check.. Bakit napakatagal ng sistema ng sss!!!

JK said...

Hi kris, requirement kasi ang histopathology report (this report says that they saw fetal matter, or placental matter or products of conception, etc). Ask SSS what document can substitute for histopathology report -- a certification document that your doctor can make and sign.

JK said...

Hi Jhennie, you can continue as Voluntary -- just pay using RS5 form or Bayad Center's form. After your payment is posted (3 to 5 days), enroll online at sss.gov.ph so you can check your SSS records.
Before you go abroad as OFW, file an OW1 form (bring your OEC in case they ask for proof of being OFW). You can also mail this OW1 form from abroad to SSS International Affairs, Diliman, QC (proof not needed).
As OFW, you can save with SSS Flexi-Fund if you like, and your payment deadline for contributions is more flexible than Voluntary payors.

JK said...

Hi Dodelah, according to the SSS guidebook and the MAT2 form and based on personal experiences described online, puede na yong certified true copy of live birth from the local registrar (original yong stamp and signature), pero kung NSO cert lang ang gusto ng employer mo, kasi sila ang magfa-file, then wait for your NSO cert. If you're the one filing, ask the SSS officer if your cert from your local civil registrar is enough.

JK said...

Hi Joanne, if you're not separated from your employer, then you do not need to submit L501 or cert of non-advancement. Your MAT2 will be signed by your employer.

JK said...

Hi Norvin, what's the status of your maternity benefit based on your online SSS account? For review? Denied? No entry? If you don't see any comment, visit your branch and ask.

JK said...

Hi cheeny, kahit Separated ang status mo pero more than 6 months na ang gap ng date of separation and date of delivery mo, puede nang walang cert of separation, non-advancement and L501. Based on SSS policy yan.
Pero there are SSS officers that still require those documents if the gap is 1 year or less.

jose alima said...

Good Day!
I just wanna ask I got miscarriage last May 18,2014 but not confine can i still avail my sss maternity.

JK said...

Hi jose, yes, you can file. But you need to submit a histopathology report and a medical certificate, and this can only be made if you were confined. Ask SSS what you can submit to replace histopathology report.

JK said...

Hi madelyn, if you deliver in Oct Nov or Dec, you should have paid at least 3 contributions within July 2013 to June 2014. Go to SSS and verify your contributions, so you can be sure. If your employer did not remit your contributions, ask them if you can pay your own contributions and they remit them immediately to SSS so you can enjoy your maternity benefit.
They can still remit Jan to Apr contributions and then later on, your May and June contributions.
If your employer won't cooperate, if you can and if you like, start looking for another employer. Meanwhile, register with SSS as self-employed. Find a way to show you're earning income from buy and sell or direct marketing or small business. This is RS1 Self-Employed form. If approved, pay for Apr to June so you qualify for half of your benefit.

JK said...

Hi Jenny, I made a post to answer your questions, so more people can read. SSS maternity benefit and separated status

Carlisle said...

Hi, ask ko sana how can i avail of maternity benefits.

I am employed and is within first trimester of pregnancy. DI pa ako nakafile ng MAT-1 kasi I was waiting sana for the ultrasound with heartbeat. But then I miscarried 3 days ago and had undergone d&c.

Sabi ng HR namin, di ko na daw puede ifile. Pero based on what I read here, mukhang puede pa. What are the requirements I need to process? Can someone help me please?

Thanks.

Kim Francis Rodriguez said...

Hi po, i really need help.. gusto ko po sana mag file online ng mat-1 so i need to register first and make an acct to log in sa my.sss dpo ba? Kaso po i cant makr an acct sa member registration kasi needed nla 1 receipt # to change my status na rin as voluntary since i already resigned almost a yr ago.. so what i did i paid po ng 1 voluntry contribution sa sm po nung may 27 lng and my problem is paglagay ko ng receipt # the system wud say *SBR number not in SSS records. Dipo ba 6digits lng klangan so i tried, ganun parin. Nkalagay sa receipt ko acknowledgement receipt #000079952 STR#0840032 TRM#402 TRX#000082762 cashier:RTL7269. Saan po dito ang SBR number? Nilagay kona po lahat ganun padin. Pls help po. Thanks

JK said...

Hi Carlisle, please see the list of requirements above -- the basic requirements and those for D&C. Your employer is doubtful because you were not able to submit your MAT1, and you don't have an ultrasound report, as you've said. That's important because your case is miscarriage. Did you take a leave? Maybe this is also the reason your HR is hesitant. Maternity benefit is basically a payment for absence from work due to maternity matters. But you can talk it over again with your HR. You can include a letter to SSS why you were unable to file your MAT1 early.

JK said...

Hi Kim, try again today. Maybe your payment was not yet posted. Posting takes a longer time sometimes. Have you tried 079952 or 840032 or 082762?

Kim Francis Rodriguez said...

Yes po i tried na lahat, still the same.. nung una kasi lumabas sabi hndi daw same ung status ko sa records nla kasi dati employed ung status so i assume na baka hindi pa na automatically updated but wen i tried again after a week of paying voluntry contribution, un na lumabas *SBR # not in SSS records. Matanong ko lang po how many weeks po ba bago nla ma post or gaano katagal po nla ma iupdate usually? Thank u po.

Carlisle said...

Yes, I took a leave of absence. I have an ultrasound proof (for early intrauterine pregnancy) though no heartbeat yet. I was then put to bed rest after that ultrasound until the miscarriage happened. They were quite hesitant because I don't have a filed MAT-1 prior to the miscarriage.

Is there anyone here who have the same experience? Were you able to claim from SSS?

Thanks.

ann lin said...

hi good day po. just wanted to clarify, the status of my sss is currently employed but I already resigned from my job. I want to file maternity benefit, and plan to continue voluntarily. they informed me that once I pay it it will be change automatically to voluntary status. is it true? in that case do I need pa po ba ng certificate of separation from my previous employer or hindi na? I resigned last march, my expected delivery is this November. I completed the 12mos period befor the date of my contingency.

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ann lin said...

Actually awol po ako kaya im afraid I can't get any certificate of separation and binilang ko mga 7mos na before my delivery date. im willing as well to pay it voluntarily para sa mat 2 ko voluntary ung check ko status. okay po ba yun? need ypu advice. plZ

JK said...

Hi ann, yes, it's true that after your payment as Voluntary is posted, your status is changed to Voluntary. You can try filing without the separation certificates, since the gap is already more than 6 months. The SSS officer who will evaluate your papers over the counter will tell you if separation papers are still required.
If later on your claim is denied due to lack of separation documents, then wait for your papers to be returned, then file again with your separation documents.

Cherry said...

Hi! Im Cherry! Im on my 28 wks of pregnancy. I already filed for Mat1 dated March 2014 using my maiden name. I got married last month lang, May 2014. Conflict po ba if I change my status to married and used my married name sa Mat2? If ever na di muna ko mag update ng name and I still use my maiden name sa Mat2 madedeny po ba? Ano po dapat gawin? Thank you

JK said...

Hi Cherry, you can file MAT2 in your maiden name or in your married name. If in your married name, file E4 asap; this change in your online account might take 1 month or more. Make sure that your name has changed online before your file, if in your married name. After the change, apply for a new SSS ID, as you'll need the acknowledgment stub for filing MAT2 in your married name. Make sure also that you have a valid ID or a bank account in your married name by the time you get the check so you can encash or deposit your check.

Mavic Bayson said...

hi..gud aftie po..just wanna ask lng po if pwd p q mgfile ng sss mat1 if my EDD is on 9/24..ang last payment q po was on 3/2011..tnk u so much po

JK said...

Hi majra, check if those 3 months you paid are within the 12 montns prior to your semester of delivery
Another problem is you did not file your MAT1 before delivery. If SSS does not accept your explanation, your claim will be denied.

Arianne Jane Marzo said...

Hello JK :) i would like to ask kung saang post office po ba ako dapat mg follow up ng sss cheque ko for maternity benefit claim. dito po kasi s Iligan City ako ngfile ng lahat ng needed docs and forms but ung nkasulat n address dun s lahat ng forms submitted was in Davao City where I am currently residing. Umuwi po kasi ako s Iligan City kasi doon po nanganak s aking hometown. Need your advice po. Salamat.

JK said...

Hi Mavic, sorry you're not eligible. If your delivery is in September 2014, you should have paid at least 3 contributions within Apr 2013 to March 2014.
If your delivery is Oct 2014, you should have paid at least 3 months within July 2013 to June 2014
You can still pay Apr to June 2014 in case you deliver in Oct 2014.

JK said...

Hi Arianne, what I know is that they deliver the check to the address written on the claim forms. So I think it would be delivered to your Davao address

JK said...

Hi azenith, based on online comments, you need to include an Affidavit of Discrepancy of Child's Middle Name vs. Mother's Surname. Your partner should also be written as the Father in the birth certificate and should sign at the back of your child's birth certificate as Father.

catherine dela cruz said...

Hello po... Its me again Cathy... Ask ko lng po if i need to apply SSS ID first before po ako mkpag apply ng maternity claim? Since nka temporary number po ako. Until now po kc dp po ncha2nge ung status ng data ko. Nkatemporary number prin po cya. Pero wla nman po cnbi s consulate na i need to apply for SSS ID bgo p ako mkpagfile ng maternity claim. Ang sbi lang po sken... After 2-3 months pwd npo ako mg apply ng maternity. I just submit the forms they gave me, the discharge history at 2 valid ID... Cguro nman po aware sila na wla ako SSS ID dhil nga po sa nka temporary number ako. Pwd po b ako mg apply ng maternity claim khit wla p po ako SSS ID? Thanks po in advance... God bless...

JK said...

Hi catherine, yes, SSS requires your SSS ID when you submit your maternity claim papers, but if you have no SSS ID yet, SSS accepts your SSS ID application acknowledgment stub plus 2 other valid IDs for identification.
After your SSS no. becomes permanent, you can go back to the SSS office there and apply for your SSS ID.

anne caringal said...

Hi po ask ko lang kc seperated nako sa employer ko last april 30 and nag start narin ako payment as voluntary member need ko pa ba mag attached ng certificate of seperation & Certificate of No advancement from my last employer pati L501? saka sa MAT-2 na form alin ba ang tamang lagyan ng check ung voluntary ba of un seperated?thanks..

catherine dela cruz said...

Thanks po sa reply.. So need ko pa po mg apply ng SSS ID bgo po ako mkpag apply ng maternity claim? Or pwd po b un na isabay ang pg aapply ng SSS ID at mgfile ng maternity claim? Ksi po db, sbi nila 2-3months bgo po ako mkpag apply ng claim dhil nga po s dp permanent ang SSS number ko. Thanks po ulit

paulean081510 said...

Hi po.tanong ko lng po. resigned n po ako sa employer ko last aug2013 pa po. yun din po last ng hulog ko sa sss. oct2013 po nabuntis po ako at nagfile po ako ng mat1 ng dec2013. pagkafile ko po nagbayad na din po ako ng contribution ko for the month of dec2013 para maging voluntary member na po ako. pagcheck ko po sa online ang status ko po ay FROM COVERED EMPLOYEE TO VOLUNTARY MEMBER na po. pero after few months pag check ko po ang status ko na ulit e from voluntary member to covered employee na po ulit. pero pag tiningnan sa employement history blangko naman po ung latest employer ko.tapos pag nag login po ko sa my.sss ang nakalagay naman po sa harap ay name ko,sss number,crn number tapos nakalagay ay voluntary member naman. nga lang po pag online inquiry na tapos member details from voluntary to covered employee na po ulit.e nag file na po ako ng mat2 ko last july2 po kasi napaaga pangangnak ko nanganak ako ng june28.bakit po pag check ko sa maternity benefit ko nakalagay po member has no maternity benefits pa rin po ang nakalagay? e nareceive na po ng sss bacoor ung dox ko last july2 pa.pakisagot naman po .maraming slamat po. nag woworry po kasi ko baka madeny ako dahil sa status ko.

russell AUTENTICO said...

hi there. i got a complete abortion last june16,2014 and filed the necessary docs for SSS reimbursenment. i would like to ask if how long shall i have to wait before i can receive my benefit?thanks

JK said...

Hi catherine, you can do SSS ID application and MAT2 filing on the same day, assuming that you're far from the consulate, and assuming that you can get your SSS ID stub easily (no long lines there?) and you still have time to file your MAT2. You can check your SSS no. if it's already permanent through your online account.

JK said...

Hi anne, if your Voluntary payments are already posted, then your member status must have changed to Voluntary. What's your member status now online? Check Voluntary on MAT2 if your status with SSS is already Voluntary.
You need to submit separation papers if your date of separation and date of delivery are within 6 months of each other.

JK said...

Hi paulean0815, wait some more. Posting and processing now takes a longer time because of lots of filings. Also, if the Bacoor branch is not doing posting of claims, the branch will have to deliver your claim to its partner branch. You can make follow-up at Bacoor if your claim is not yet posted online after 3 weeks or 1 month.

JK said...

Hi russell, processing time varies. Check your online SSS account from time to time. It might take 1 month or more

catherine dela cruz said...

Thanks JK for the response... I just checked the status of my SSS number, its still temporary... Actually a little far maybe from our house the consulate :-) maybe there's no long line in our consulate (hope so) when i go there... I will update you soon and ask some questions. Thanks again
. Have a nice day

Xenia Germino said...

Hi! I am a contributing member of SSS since 2006. I am now 34weeks pregnant and I already filed my MAT1 last February when I was still under my old company. Now, I have a new employer since May and my employment status is now probationary. Should the status of my employment (regular vs probationary) be the basis of my employer if they will advance my maternity benefit or not?

Lynne1179 said...

Hi po Ms Kaydee. I just want to ask if I could still apply for maternity benefit po. I gave birth last October 2010 and I was not able to submit Mat1 before it, because during my application for it , the officer in charge told me that my SSS# is still temporary but I've been paying my SSS contribution since May 2006. I was not able to follow-up it anymore due to my sensitive pregnancy condition. It was only this last DEC. 2014 that i've got my permanent SSS# and ID. Can I still avail that benefits? If yes, what am I going to do?
I'll be very happy to receive a reply from you.
Thanks a lot in advance po. Lynne1179

Lynne1179 said...

Hello po ms. Kaydee. Correct ko lng po yong date sa post ko. It was Dec 2013 iyon.

JK said...

Hi Xenia, sorry I can't find an SSS statement distinquishing permanent from probationary when advancing maternity benefits.
Some companies might have that policy of advancing SSS maternity benefit only for permanent employees.

JK said...

Hi Lynne1179, yes, you can file your maternity benefit claim. Include in your claim documents these: MAT1, ultrasound report or pregnancy test result, and a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before your delivery.

mayie villanueva said...

Hi ms. Gud pm. Ask ko lng. Nagstart po kase ko maghulog sa sss nitong march 2014 hanggang ngaun po . Then end of contract na ko ngaun darating na katapusan. Anu po kelangan kong kunin na form sakali dahil mag.seself employed na lng ako dahil 2 and a half months na kong preggy at d na po ko mag.work. ? And anu po kya ung kelangan kong kunin sa company na file since mag.change ako into self employed hanggang sa makapanganak ako? Salamat po.

mayie villanueva said...

Hi ms. Gud pm. Ask ko lng. Nagstart po kase ko maghulog sa sss nitong march 2014 hanggang ngaun po . Then end of contract na ko ngaun darating na katapusan. Anu po kelangan kong kunin na form sakali dahil mag.seself employed na lng ako dahil 2 and a half months na kong preggy at d na po ko mag.work. ? And anu po kya ung kelangan kong kunin sa company na file since mag.change ako into self employed hanggang sa makapanganak ako? Salamat po.

JK said...

Hi mayie, request from your employer your Certificate of Separation with date of separation, Cert of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit and L501 form. You will continue to pay your SSS contributions as Voluntary, not Self-Employed. After paying, your status will change from Employed to Voluntary. Register at sss.gov.ph so you can track your SSS data

JK said...

JK reposted April 5, 2014 reply to Norvin:
Hi Norvin, don't lose hope. There must be some reason for the delay in processing. When making follow-up at JP Rizal, ask why there's no update in your online account and ask which branch your documents were forwarded to.

Cherry Gutierrez said...

gud day po im cherry..date po akong employee kaya lang po nag stop na po ako kasi nabuntis na ako hindi na po ako nagresign sa company bale 3months lang po ang pinasok ko.. pag po ba nag aply ng maternity benefit hahanapan pa ng certificate ng company..pero nag punta na po ako sa branch ang nakalagay pa din po employee pero nag palipat na po ako ng voluntary.. kaya lang po hindi ko na nahulugan yung month nang may,june,july makaka claim pa po ba ako kapag ganon .. pero mag huhulog po ako ngaung aug. tnx. po sana masagot nyo .. dame ko na po kasi natanungan .. baka hindi ko daw po makuha kasi hindi naman ako nag resign dun sa company na pinag trabahuan ko .. tnx. po

Cherry Gutierrez said...

gud day po.. awol po ako sa company na pinag trabahuan ko .. makakaclaim pa po ba ako ng maternity benefit .. tnx. po

JK said...

Hi Cherry, did your employer remit your contributions? Pay 1 month as Voluntary at the nearest SSS branch so you can enroll at sss.gov.ph (you will use your transaction no. in enrolling). Check this chart to see if you're eligible for maternity benefit. SSS maternity eligibility
If you're not sure, write here again and write your month of delivery and months with SSS contributions.