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Reasons Why SSS Maternity Benefit Claims Are Denied

Updated June 2014

Here are some reasons why SSS maternity benefit claims are denied. These are based on the personal experiences of women SSS members who have commented on our blogs.

1. Birth Certificate of Child is not Authenticated by the local registrar or NSO.




    Do not submit the birth certificate issued by the hospital.  Get your child's birth certificate from NSO, or get a Certified True Copy of your child's birth certificate from your Local Civil Registrar.   

2. Signature in MAT1 is different from Signature in MAT2 because in MAT1, the maiden name is used, and in MAT2, the married name is used, and that SSS has not yet been updated about the change in civil status using SSS E4 form.

   If you want to change your surname as you are processing your claim, it is best to first wait that the change in surname is effected before you submit your MAT2 claim. Check your online SSS account from time to time.

3.  Applicable Contributions are Paid, but Not yet Remitted by Employer or Not Yet Posted

     If you're Employed, before you file your maternity claim, make sure that the 6 monthly contributions that will be considered by SSS in computing your Maternity Benefit are already posted in your SSS account.  Check your online SSS account.

4.  Your Coverage Status in your Record is Different from your Status in your Claim

Example:  You checked VOLUNTARY in your MAT2 form, but your status in your SSS account is  EMPLOYED.

5.  Questions about the Child's Middle Name and Surname

Example:  The child's middle name is different from the mother's surname, and the child's surname is different from the father's surname.  

Remedy for this:  Submit Affidavit to Explain Discrepancy in Names

6.  MAT1 was not submitted to SSS before delivery of the child.  Or maternity notification was not filed online before date of delivery.

If you were not able to submit MAT1 or notify SSS online before delivering your child, attach your letter of explanation to your MAT1 form and ultrasound report or pregnancy test report.

Not all explanations are accepted; it depends on your reason and on the SSS officer evaluating your claim.

7.  Member is not eligible for maternity benefit.

Member has not paid her contributions for at least 3 of the 12 months BEFORE semester of delivery or semester of contingency.

8.  Member delivered her child by CS, but did not submit Operating Room Record

9.  Member had Miscarriage, but did not submit Histopathology Report and Medical Certificate

10. Member recently resigned from work, but did not submit these 3 documents:
        Certificate of Separation
        Certificate of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit
        L-501 form

If your date of separation from employment is within 6 months of your date of delivery, you need to submit these 3 documents from your former employer:
 . Certificate of Separation from Employment (must include date of separation)
 . Certificate of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit (this means your employer did not advance any amount of maternity benefit to you)
 . 2 copies of Specimen Signature Card (SSS Form L-501)

If the gap between your Date of Separation and Date of Delivery is more than 6 months, but less than 1 year, prepare to submit these 3 documents. The rule mentions 6 months, but there are officers still requiring these documents even if the gap is more than 6 months.

There was one member who commented here, saying that the gap in her case is 11 months and 28 days, and her claim papers were accepted. But later on, her claim was Denied  due to lack of separation papers. She had to wait for her rejected papers, and had to resubmit her claim.

11.  There's an error in the Certificate of Separation or L-501.

Example: The signatures on the L-501 and Certificate of Separation are not the same. Or there is No Date of Separation in the Certificate of Separation.

12.  It was Certificate of Employment that was submitted. 

Submit Certificate of Separation. These 2 kinds of certificates have almost the same contents, but they have different emphasis.  There have been at least 3 members whose claims were Denied because of this reason. 

13.  The Numbers of Pregnancies or Deliveries or Miscarriages in the Forms or in Previous Maternity Claims are not consistent.

Example:  In your MAT1 form, you wrote 2nd pregnancy, but the Birth Certificate shows 3rd in Birth Order.  Another Example: 3rd pregnancy in MAT1, but MAT2 shows 2 miscarriages and 2 deliveries or the Birth Certificate shows 4 in Total No. of Children Born Alive.

14.  Member has no Date of Coverage.

Usually, a member discovers that she has no Date of Coverage upon submission of MAT1, but there are cases that are not detected early, especially now that MAT1 can be submitted online.

Why are  there members without Date of Coverage (DOC)?
These members without DOC are usually the ones who have been paying their contributions as Voluntary without first registering properly and correctly.

You have a Date of Coverage if:
 . you were reported to SSS by your employer as Employee
 . you registered at an SSS branch as Self-Employed using RS1 form and your Proof of Source of Income       and your application was approved
 . you registered as Non-Working Spouse and your application was approved
 . you registered as OFW and your application was approved

Making your FIRST payment to SSS as Voluntary is not allowed. You become Voluntary only when you stop being an Employee, Non-Working Spouse, Self-Employed or OFW, and you decide to continue making SSS contributions.

15.   5th or Subsequent Pregnancy or Miscarriage

Only the first four deliveries or miscarriages are covered under the SSS maternity benefit program.  This policy started on May 24, 1997. Even if you were not able to claim your maternity benefit for your first four deliveries or miscarriages, you can no longer claim for your 5th or subsequent deliveries or miscarriages.

No. of Pregnancies or Deliveries or Miscarriages in Your SSS Maternity Benefit Claim
documents should be consistent

What to Do When Your SSS Maternity Benefit Is Denied 

Previous Comments from Users Can Be Seen Here: Reasons Why SSS Maternity Benefit Claims Are Denied
Comments from July 12, 2013 to May 28, 2014

225 comments:

  1. Hello, is it acceptable if my letter of explanation of not notifying the SSS of my pregnancy is that I am not aware of this process? I am not employed and this is my first time to have a child. thanks.

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  2. hi.. ask ko lng po kung ang icheck ko bng membership s mat2 ay separated since kkresign ko lng po?

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  3. Hi lyka mae, yes, magkaiba ang separation at employment. Ang dapat i-submit mo ay cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit, and 2 sheets of L501 form. Dapat the same person ang mag-sign sa documents at dapat the same signature.

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  4. Hi kristine, yes, Separated ang i-check mo kung kare-resign mo lang at hindi ka pa nagbayad ng SSS contribution as Voluntary. Submit cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit, and 2 sheets of L501 form.

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    1. Hi, ask ko lang po if HR lang po ba magsisign sa dalawang cert. and L501?

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  5. Hi po.ask ko lng po if ok lng mgfile ng mat-2 khit di mkapagfile ng mat-1. 10mos n po kxe ung baby ko.

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  6. Hi lyka, required na you wait for the return of the denied docs because there are instructions there. yes, ganon nga, it takes some months.

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  7. Hi Alvin Suni, try filing your claim and pray. Include a letter to SSS explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before delivering your baby. Include your MAT1 and ultrasound report or cert of pregnancy

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  8. Hi Maam. Im a mom from Pampanga and same with the other comments I forgot to file my Mat1 before because I thought I wasnt eligible and i am not fully aware of the benefits together with the reason that I had a sensitive pregnancy and I am not married yet, I have all other documents ready and okay just the Mat 1 is missing because of the said reason. my baby is already 15mons old now. What do you think is the best way to claim my benefits? the amount will be a big help for us since we are kinda struggling. I was able to use my Philhealth on my delivery but not the SSS i was not really aware that I was eligible. :( Please Help me.

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  9. Hi mommyJ, file your claim together with the filled-up MAT1 form, your ultrasound report or cert of pregnancy and letter to SSS explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before delivery plus the other required docs. You can say that you did not know that you have to file MAT1 before delivery. Or you can cite the reason you wrote here. I also do not know what reason is valid for SSS to accept, so whatever you feel is the right reason, then that's what you write. You also make a plea and then thank them in advance for their kind consideration. And then pray that your claim will be approved. You can ask others too.

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  10. ms kaydee . ask ko lng about sa 2 shets ng L501 . xerox and original copy po ba un ? kxe 1 sheet lng na L501 ung na submit ko non.

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  11. Hi Yllana Marie, puede mo nang i-file yong MAT1 mo as single, kasi it's important that you file MAT1 before delivery. Mareremedyuhan naman ito later on with presentation of marriage cert. if you decide later on to file MAT2 with married name. When filing MAT2, isipin mo na lang kung magkakaroon ka ng ID with married name during the time you file your MAT2 and during the time you encash your check. If you decide to file MAT2 as married, file E4 first with SSS, and then wait for your SSS civil status to change from Single to Married before filing MAT2. Ask others too

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    1. Hi.. Can i fill up my mat 2 as single padin coz i still dont have any married id's. Thanks for reply!

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  12. Hi emz, yes, the online confirmation of your MAT1 is sufficient to back up your claim. If your HR people are efficient, your MAT1 is stored in your 201 file, so it's there in your file. Also, since you're employed, and if your company advances your benefit, maybe in 2 releases, MAT2 filing would be easier, since you just submit your child's birth certificate after delivery, and the company will be the one to file your MAT2.

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  13. hello! tatanong lang sana ako.. bcoz i pass all my requiremnets for maternity benefit last december 5, 2013 then last december 19, 2013 its already for review. but until now almost a month na the status is still for review... why so long???

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  14. Hi Kristine, kung recently Separated ka, required ang Cert of Separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit, and 2 copies of L501 form.

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  15. Hello po Ms. Kaydee,Im Jean B. my maternity claim for my second child was already settled(dated Nov. 23,2007) but when i claim for my third child (dated Aug. 17,2013) it was denied (CLAIM WAS ALREADY SETTLED *delivery number already settled). SSS record was that my 2nd child is my 3rd child. SSS doctor told me to write a letter to correct my delivery number, then wait for reply. Tama po ba kasi ilang ulit na akong pabalik-balik. Thank you.

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  16. Hi Kirri, meron ka bang Date of Coverage? Check your online SSS account. If you have, that's great. That means you started contributing to SSS correctly. One reason na temporary ang SSS no. ay kung hindi original o merong question sa birth cert na ipinakita mo when you applied for an SSS no. Go to SSS with your local-civil-registrar- or NSO-certified birth cert and valid IDs and ask why your SSS no. is temporary. Comment here again if you don't have a Date of Coverage, and I will give suggestions.

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  17. Hi Kaydee,

    Delivery date ko is Oct.24,2013
    start po ng feb 2012- sep 2013, total contribution ko nun is 23,712

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  18. Hi Kirri, that's great na na-solve na. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  19. Hi alliyah, yes, malaki ang chance, basta nagsubmit ka ng histopathology report, OB report, medical cert, MAT1 with explanation letter, ultrasound report before and after miscarriage, MAT2.

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  20. Hi izza, did you submit cert of separation, cert of non-advancement of benefit and L501? Did these 3 docs have the same signatures? If yes, tama naman na Separated ang na-check mo sa MAT2 kasi sabi mo hindi ka pa naman nagbayad as Voluntary.
    Yong Employed at Separated ay tama o match basta nag-submit ka ng 3 docs I mentioned.
    Baka merong ibang reason. Match ba ang name of previous employer mo sa certificates doon sa name of last company mo sa online employment history mo?
    Check again your online account baka na-review na at okay na. Kung Denied talaga, wait for your documents to be returned, and then accomplish the instructions. Based on comments here, sometimes it takes 1 month or more for the docs to be returned.

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  21. Hi fennie, on second thought, kung merong serious or valid reason kung bakit ayaw mong gamitin ang surname ng biological father, then be ready to make an affidavit. Ask na lang others knowledgeable about names kung ano dapat ang middle name ng baby.

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  22. Hi Kaydee i just want to share my situation and to ask something also.
    i got hired august 2013 and resigned last December 2013 so i have atleast 3 months contri.. my concerned i gave birth last may 2013 Cesarean Section..and pass my mat 2 application last dec 11 2013.i didn't have the chance to pass my mat 1 application before i gave birth because i don't have idea on Maternity benefit on SSS.and also i just figure that im pregnant when its already 2 months.
    way back to my application
    i submit

    MAT2 application
    Letter for not submitting mat1
    Certificate of Non-advancement of Maternity Benefit and L-501
    COE
    BC of Baby from NSO
    Surgical documents.
    valid Id's
    etc..

    first Application Status:
    **DENIED** As of 01-15-2014
    NO OPERATING ROOM RECORD/ D AND C REPORT * wrong key-encoding

    but i already submit it but it just a photo copy and the print on it is so faded..but still can read..so i just submit the orig copy with seal of hospital.

    then applied again last March 11 2014
    2nd Application Status:
    **DENIED** As of 03-25-2014
    NO SEPARATION PAPER, COMPLETE RECORDS RETURNED. * wrong key-encoding

    but i already submit SEPARATION PAPER is this diff. from Certificate of Non-advancement of Maternity Benefit or COE???

    don't know whats wrong with them.
    what if after i submit the separation paper again? is it possible that they will see another missing documents???
    and what is the meaning of
    wrong key-encoding

    pls help me :(

    FYI, i got hired again on my last company last august 2014. :)


    Thanks. :)

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  23. Hi yoj, based on those commenting here, change of civil status takes 1 to 2 months, so if you plan to change your status, change asap, file E4 with marriage certificate (orig and xerox)... so you have lots of time before you file your MAT2. But make sure that you will have 2 valid IDs showing your married name by the time you file your MAT2.

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  24. Hi Apple, Mariell and Veronica: Thanks a lot, Apple, for sharing info for Mariell/Veronica. Tama yong advice na you go to the branch where your submitted your claim.

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  25. Your blog is really very helpful and informative. Hats off Ma'am! Hope you can also extend your knowledge and shed some light regarding my predicament. I recently submitted my documents at our local SSS Branch but the officer said my L-501 form is not valid because it has a date stamp of Apr 13, 2013 from SSS. Totoo po ba na 1 year lang ang validity ng L-501? I spent a lot of money, time and effort para makakuha nang certificate of separation and L-501 from my previous employer kasi nasa malayong province ako from where my previous company is located. Its very frustrating that after all the trouble I went through, hindi acceptable ang L-501 form. Can you confirm if this is true? Thanks in advance. ☺

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  26. Hi Frustrated Member, sorry it's my first time to encounter something about the time validity of L501. Try filing another day, and line up at another desk and check what the other SSS officer will say about your L501. Thanks for appreciating my blog.
    By the way, I'm puzzled why your L501 has a date stamp of Apr 13, 2013 from SSS. When did you get your L501 from your employer?

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  27. Hi HMYC, sorry I'm not sure what happened to your claim. Ang ibig mo bang sabihin sa late filing ay you did not file your MAT1 before delivery? There are many cases na kasi based on comments online that if MAT1 is not filed before delivery, the claim is rejected.
    But there are also few cases that the claim is approved. Keep waiting na lang, then maybe after 3 to 5 months, you can go to your branch and ask.

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  28. Hi April, maybe your claim was denied because your employed filed your MAT1 late. MAT1 should be filed BEFORE delivery. Preferably nga between first and last trimester. Follow up, wait and pray.

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  29. Hi Josia, ask for a Certificate of Separation. Cert of Employment is different although the contents are almost the same. Under Section 24 (d) of the SSS Law, RA 8282, your employer must give whatever document employees need for their SSS claims. For MAT1, submit it BEFORE delivery. For MAT2, file within 10 years.

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  30. hi!

    I had a miscarriage on Feb. 24 and nung nagcheck po ako online regarding the status of my maternity claim ang nakalagay po ay Denied For evaluation/clarification of approved confinement wrong key encoding. I was not confined po kasi I did not undergo D & C under medical management lang ako. What could this possibly mean po? Thanks.

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  31. Hi Maricris, if your claim passes the 2nd evaluation, then your online account will change from Denied to "Settled" and "Check generated." If it's again denied, wait for your papers to be returned to you, and re-submit with the correct documents. For miscarriage, one of the more important documents is the histopathology report.

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  32. Hello again!
    How long is the processing for the second evaluation?

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  33. Hi Maricris, sorry I don't know. Maybe 1 month or more. Depends on their work load.

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  34. hi mam i just want to clariify about my M claim. do i need to provide certified true copy of the birth cert of my child though i submitted the original.

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  35. Hi Flordivina, the original birth certificate you submitted is enough, as long as the birth cert was from NSO or from the local civil registrar.

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  36. Hi Sir Jk, Good morning!
    Yes sir the birth cert is from Local civil Registrar but then the SSS personal still asking me for a certified true copy of it. is the original birth cert need to be stamp certified true copy so that it will be valid?

    Sir, i also ask if is it ok or posible denied if the surename of child is different from me? because his using the surename of his father, and where not yet married? do i need to provide affidavit of discrepancy?

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  37. Hi Flordivina, yes, it must be stamped Certified True Copy and signed and sealed by the local civil registrar. Sorry I missed what you meant in your previous question, but all birth certificates from the local civil registrar has Certified True Copy stamp, seal, signature and date. I'm puzzled why it does not have that stamp and seal and signature.
    About your child's surname: Is the name of the father written in the Father portion of the birth cert? And the child's middle name is your maiden surname? If yes, there's no name discrepancy. Ask others too

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  38. Hi Sir Jk

    Yes sir tha surename of his father written on his birth.

    Sir please evaluate this Birth Cert came from LCR and that is that 's only a scan copy.

    is that Birth is Invalid?
    yan ho kasi yong binigay ng LCR sa akin

    Sir saan ko po pwede e email yong pictures?

    Thank you

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  39. Hi Flordivina, yes, I think so too that if a document is original, it should not need a stamp. But I think the people at SSS are so used to seeing LCR-issued birth certificates with the Certified True Copy stamp/signature that they miss recognizing that the document is original. If you like, you can submit your MAT2 documents at another SSS branch. Or just comply with what the branch you dealt with is asking you. Keep your original copy for other use in the future and ask your LCR for a birth cert with the CTC stamp/signature/date.
    Ask others too

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  40. Hi po. Just want to ask. May EDD is on Oct 2014. I just ended my contract as an ofw nurse this June 2014. Bayad naman ako sa sss from june 2013 to 2014 while I was in saudi. Do I still need to get docs from my previous employer here in the Philippines? Last working day ko sa kanila was January 21 2013. After 6 months nag Saudi na ako. THANK YOU!

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  41. Hi ma'am, i have already signed my mat1 on Jun 6 (Friday) attached the ultrasound, due to lack of SSS ID i decided to submit it on Jun 9 (Monday)unfortunately, i brought to the hospital on Jun 7 (Saturday)i was miscarriage..meaning, i failed to file mat-1 before miscarriage, do i still need to submit mat-1? or mat-2 nlng...pls. help thanks!

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  42. Hi Rona, no, you don't need to get docs from your previous employer because the gap between your separation and delivery dates is already more than a year. You wrote your question days ago, is your online account already active? Is your status OFW? If it is, then write OFW on your MAT1. Check again your status before you submit your MAT2, so the status on your online account and on your MAT2 are the same.

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  43. Hi Johanna, do you mean your employer advanced your maternity benefit to you? And it was lower than the SSS computation? When your HR finally gets your check from SSS, and the amount is higher than what they advanced you, your company should give you the balance.
    About MAT2, yes, your HR will get your baby's birth certificate and your MAT2 form, so they can refund from SSS what they advanced to you.

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  44. Hi ave, you file your MAT2 together with your MAT1 and a letter of explanation why you were not able to submit your MAT1 earlier. Submit also required documents for miscarriage. I hope you have a histopathology report from the hospital.

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  45. HI Sir?/Mam? JK! Thank you for the response. Yes my SSS online account is already active. Coverage status is OFW.

    How can I change that to VOLUNTARY? Hindi po magka problem na pag nag file ako ng MAT-1 is OFW status ko then MAT-2 is voluntary na? Kasi the next time I will pay my SSS ( JULY to SEPTEMBER) I will tick voluntary already in my RS-5 form. Wala po maging problem yun? Thank you again for your help!

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  46. Hi ave, you filed your histopathology report and other important docs, so your claim should be approved. Check your online account from time to time

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  47. Hi claire, the requirement is at least 3 contributions within the 12-month period prior to semester of delivery. Check this: SSS maternity benefit eligibility

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  48. Hi Flordivina, just check from time to time, can be 3 days to 1 month, depending on SSS work load.

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  49. Hi Rona, your member status on MAT2 will be the one to be matched with your member status record with SSS.
    It's like with civil status... many are Single on MAT1, and then Married on MAT2 (but they have filed E4 so their civil status with SSS is already Married).

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  50. HI JK! So you mean I can file my MAT-1 now with my current status as OFW and then when I pay for my SSS the next semester using the RS-5 form (JULY to SEPTEMBER) I will tick VOLUNTARY and that will also automatically reflect in the system. Para when I file my MAT-2, I will just tick VOLUNTARY. Thank you very much. Your answers are very helpful!

    P.S. Is it better to file my MAT-1 online or at the SSS office branch so that I can have a hardcopy/proof that my MAT-1 was received? Because a MAT-1 notification is required as an attachment with the MAT-2 right? Thanks again!

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  51. Hi Rona, yes, you're correct. If you have time, it's better filing your MAT1 with your ultrasound report at your SSS branch

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  52. Hi erika, you can change your status to Voluntary by paying your contribution as Voluntary, but you still need those separation documents because your date of delivery and separation from employment are within 6 months. Yes, those docs need to be signed by only one person.

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  53. Hi Arcy, is this sickness benefit claim? There must be defects in your medical documents. wait for your documents to get returned and then make corrections. Ask also your HR about your claim.

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  54. Hi claire, click Online Inquiry, Benefit, then Maternity Benefit.

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  55. Hi Josephine, you can use your first MAT1. If your dates of separation and delivery are within 6 months, even if you're Voluntary, you will be required to submit separation papers. But you can try filing.

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  56. Hi ledelyn, enroll at sss.gov.ph so you can check the status of your matenity benefit claim.

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  57. Hello sir/mam what po meaning nito: FOR RE-EVALUATION/CLARIFICATION OF APPROVED CONFINEMENT * wrong key-encoding I had kase spontaneous abortion d me na confine sa hospital sa bahay lang me at nag rest . DO i need to show them any documents? is there a hope na ma approved pa din kahit ganito status? thanks

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  58. Hi josephine, the gap between Apr 2014 and Jan 2015 is already more than 6 months, so you should no longer be required to submit separation papers. But there have been people commenting here they were still required. If they will require separation documents, ask them if you can submit an Affidavit of Separation because your former company refuses to give you those documents.
    If your member status is still Employed, pay at least 1 contribution so your status becomes Voluntary. Hope that your Voluntary status will convince them not to require you separation documents.

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  59. Hi vergel, yes, you're eligible because you have 5 contributions (May to Sep 2013) within the 12-month period prior to semester of delivery. Yes, file your MAT2 and other documents after delivery.

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  60. Hi Mary, did you submit a histopathology report or medical certificate? Sorry I can't determine the reason. But based on comments on our blogs, for miscarriage cases, SSS considers the histopathology report as very important.
    Maybe your claim is still for re-evaluation. But I'm puzzled that your claim is not posted. You can follow up at your branch.

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  61. Hi Gracie, what document did you submit as proof of your miscarriage? Based on comments on our blogs, for miscarriage cases, SSS considers the histopathology report as very important. That's why for miscarriage cases without consultation/confinement after, claiming is often difficult because of lack of medical papers. Wait for your documents to be returned and comply with the instructions.

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  62. what if your previous company doesnt provide cert of separation ,is there an altrnative to that document? or it is ok as long as you have the non cash advancements and l502 ,what is the difference of L501 to L502 though?thnks

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  63. Hi erika, yes, you can apply for your salary loan and then file your maternity benefit claim later on. Your maternity benefit will be affected by your salary loan only if you default in paying your monthly amortization. If you make your monthly loan payments on time, your maternity benefit amount will not be affected.

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  64. Hi Andrea, there's a big chance your claim will be approved because you submitted histopathology report (the most important document in miscarriage cases) and the other medical papers. But in case the SSS officer who will evaluate your claim is strict regarding the other docs, just wait for your docs to get returned, read the instructions, and then re-file again. Register at sss.gov.ph if you don't yet have an online account, so you can check your claim status.

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  65. Hi Josia, L501 is a Specimen Signature Card. It shows the signature of the person authorized to sign SSS documents in behalf of the employer. I can't find a sample L502 document. Ask your SSS branch if you need to submit an Affidavit of Separation from Employment because your employer refuses to give you a certificate. Tell them you already have the other certificates.

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  66. I would like to ask about my maternity reimbursement..until now the status is for review..I filed my MAT-2 last July 3,2014.and since our company is already enrolled to SMB through bank it will only takes 2-3 weeks to received the payment..what to ask as I read the SSS-manual it only takes 10 days to process the maternity claim.
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  67. Hi po.. my maternity benefit claim was denied. ang reason po na nakalagay: "no separation paper, complete records returned. wrong key encoding". I was separated from my employer before i even got pregnant, pero I still submitted the L501 and certificate of no advancement. wala po yung certificate of separation kasi naka-indicate na po sa certificate of no advance payment doc yung start and end date ng employment ko - pero denied pa din. bat ganun? isa pa po na concern ko is yung amount na nakalagay sa online po dalawa - employer and sss. tapos dun sa amount na katabi ng denied check is the amount from the employer which is like half lang po nung sss amount. yun lang po ba yung claim ko after the re-filling? thanks in advance.

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  68. HI po! I have a question regarding my maternity benefits claim. I filed my MAT 1 on May 2014 with single civil status. My husband and I got married last May 2014. I gave birth to our son June 2014. I used my single status in my hospital records but it's indicated in our son's b-certificate that his parents are married. I intend to file my MAT2 using my maiden name and single status since my id's and hospital records are under my maiden name. However an sss personnel told me I have to change my civil status using form E4 and present an ID using my married name (which I have none yet) because it is indicated in our son's b-certificate that I'm married to his father. Is there anything that I can do so that I will not be forced to change status and produce id's using married name yet? Thanks!

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  69. enough na poh ba magfile online?? ngfile na poh ako online tapos na accept nman poh at na acknowledge.. i just want to know if ok na ba yon or do i still need to go to SSS branch to submit my MAT1 form..?

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  70. Hi Andrea, there have been miscarriage cases approved even without MAT1, based on online comments.
    About RS5, you can have an RS5 transaction no. if you pay your contribution as Voluntary using RS5 form at an SSS branch (only some Bayad Centers use RS5 forms). But if you checked Separated in your MAT2, don't pay yet as Voluntary because if your Voluntary payment is posted, your Employed (Separated) status will automatically change to Voluntary, and there will be a discrepancy in your status.

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  71. Hi Marites, sad to say that compared to last year, processing time for SSS claims this year has been longer. Could be due to a big increase in claims and changes in the system.

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  72. Hi rory, comply with the instructions. Re-file your claim together with your cert of separation with date of separation. Write your date of delivery and your contributions within 18 months before your delivery, and I'll try to compute.

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  73. Hi Flordivina,
    Login at sss.gov.ph
    Click Online Inquiry
    Mouse Over Benefit
    Click Maternity Benefit

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  74. Hi jediel, you should be able to file as Single. Many members have filed as single even though they're already married because they don't have IDs yet with their married surnames. You can try filing with another personnel of the same branch. Or find another SSS branch near your residence. SSS says that members should file at the branch nearest their residence or their place of work.
    Or you can comply with the instruction (file your E4, wait till your married surname is posted, and then apply for your SSS ID. Apply for 2 other IDs as married, as you will need to present your SSS ID application stub plus 2 IDs)

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  75. Hi erika, yes, online filing of MAT1 is enough. Print your acknowledgement page, for submission later on together with your MAT2 filing.

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  76. Hi Andrea, pray that your claim will be approved. Based on comments on our blogs, there are those without separation papers that are approved and those that are not approved. I'm assuming that SSS evaluators sometimes make different decisions regarding this matter. But I hope your docs are good.

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  77. Hi Strell, based on comments on our blogs, some SSS officers require cert of non-advancement, specially if the gap between your separation and delivery dates is less than 6 months. But there are those that no longer require this document. If the gap between the 2 dates is less than 6 months, I think you need to submit, to be sure, as the officer who will accept your docs and the officer who will evaluate your docs are 2 different persons. Ask your branch.

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  78. Hi Joann, sad to say you might not be able to qualify. If you're giving birth in Sep 2014, your semester of contingency is Apr to Sep 2014, and SSS will look for 3 contributions within the 12 months prior to Apr 2014 (Apr 2013 to Mar 2014). You can no longer pay for Jan to Mar 2014. Ask others too.

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  79. Hi Strell, your semester of contingency is Apr to Sep 2014. Your prior 12-month period is Apr 2013 to Mar 2014. Your 6 highest salary credits within the 12-month period:
    Apr 988 9500
    May 936 9k
    July 988 9500
    Aug 936 9k
    Sep 988 9500
    Nov 780 7500
    Total salary credit = 54k
    54k / 180 days = 300 pesos per day
    300 x 60 days (Normal delivery) = 18k
    Your maternity benefit is 18k
    Please check my math.
    If CS, multiply by 78 days.

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    1. Thank you very much jk!;) Keep helping others by answering their queries.. Your blog helps a lot. God bless you more! :)

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  80. Strell Consunto:
    Been separated more than 6 mos from the company; should they require separation papers?
    Here are my actual premiums for the year 2013
    Feb- 884
    March- 936
    April-988
    May- 936
    June- 780
    July- 988
    August- 936
    Sept- 988
    Oct- 416
    Nov- 780

    Delivery date: July 21, 2014
    Separation from company: Nov 30, 2013
    Thank you

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  81. Hi Strell, SSS requires separation papers if the gap between delivery date and separation date is less than 6 months. But some SSS officers require these papers even if the gap is 6 or more months.

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  82. March 26, 2014 at 8:34 PM
    Hi Apple, wait for your docs to get returned and then read their instructions. Yes, the cert of separation (with date of separation) is different from the cert of non-advancement of benefit. Wrong key encoding might mean your member status in the SSS system is different from member status in your claim form. Might mean other discrepancy in the documents.
    Check your member status in your online SSS account, as you mentioned you got re-employed and your new employer has remitted your contributions. It's most likely your status is again Employed. When you re-submit, ask the SSS officer what member status you should write, as you're now Employed but you were Separated when you gave birth.

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  83. Good day po!

    Just found out na I am not entitled for a maternity benefit due to the 2 semester contingency.. Is there any way to claim?

    Here is my scenario: I have resigned from my previous company last April 2013, which is my last contribution month for that year because I did not work due to health reasons. I went back to work when I got better only this year March 2014. Since then continuously paid my contribution.. But when I went to SSS they told me I'm not qualified because of the contingency when u take out a 2 quarter from my payment.. that I have only 2 mos. contribution against the required contribution of at least 3 mos. meaning I only lack 1 mo. contribution.. This is truly harsh.. please help me..

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  84. Marjorie: I have a delinquent salary loan way back in 2010. Will this affect my maternity benefit claim?

    Hi Marjorie, sad to say, yes, your delinquent loan will be deducted from your maternity benefit. You can read this rule at the back of the salary loan form.

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  85. Hi Grace, yes, rules are harsh, but sadly, those are the rules. Are you giving birth within Aug to Sep? If yes, you should have at least 3 contributions within Apr 2013 to Mar 2014. Sadly, you can no longer pay for those missed months because there are payment deadlines.
    There could be another blessing waiting for you.

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  86. jennie fajardo Good day. I filed my maternity benefit claim on Aug 5. I passed all the requirements based on your blog. I saw online my contributions from sep 30 to Jan 30, but when I checked, I saw this note "Member has no maternity benefit." What does that mean?

    Hi jennie, that means that your claim has not been encoded yet. If your claim is denied, you will see "Denied". Check from time to time

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  87. Good day upon checking my SSS online account my maternity claim is already settled last august 4, 2014 but employer said it is still not deposited to my employers account. since maternity claim is paid through bank why it takes so long?

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  88. Hi,

    I have a couples of queries po.

    1) I've read about submitting separation papers once you delivered within 6 months and some were required too even it is within a year from the time they got separated from the company. In my case my last contribution from the company was August 2012, I forgot what is the exact effectivity date of my separation from the company. Then in October 2012 I change my status to being a voluntary member. Paid only that month then I resume my payment in February 2013 onwards. I delivered my baby on September 2013 so I just want to make sure that I am safe not to get those separation papers since my status right now is a voluntary member.
    Please need some clarifications.

    2) Is it okay not to change my status to married not until I can claim my maternity benefit? I just want to wait until I get my check. I don't want to process that paper yet until I get home.

    3) How long does it take for them to process a maternity benefit until the delivery of the check. And how many days is the validity of the check. I am out of the country and I don't have a bank account in PH to where they can deposit the money.

    Thanks a lot for any help.

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  89. Hi Marites, yes, the SMP is supposed to make the process faster. Maybe there are some glitches as the system is new. But you should get your money before the end of the month.

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  90. Hi cash crate,
    1. You should no longer be required to submit separation papers. The time gap is already more than 1 year.
    2. In the past, many are doing that -- not changing their status yet. And they were able to claim. But there's one who commented last week that the SSS officer required her to change her status. I don't know if this is now advised by all officers, or if this is just one strict officer.
    3. Filing to delivery might take 1 month or more. I'm not sure if maternity checks have a validity of 6 months (the usual validity of checks in the Phils), as the validity of SSS educational loan checks is only 3 months.

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  91. user232425 Hi im Janey..I really dont know the SSS process I am due to give birth this Oct 11. In my med cert, it's written that my dr is sept.25 onwards..Im really worried that sss would deny my maternity claim because when I asked my company last July for the MAT1 form they didnt advise me of a timeframe and just informed me when i have docs to submit.Ive been on and off bedrest for the couple of months and it was only yesterday that I asked my hubby to submit to our company. Now they are saying its too late and we have to explain..Im worried it might be denied. Please advise.Thanks

    Hi Janey, you still have time to submit MAT1. It's not too late. The rule is "at least 60 days from the date of conception but not later than the date of delivery." Call your HR. Explain respectfully you did not know the company has a deadline because what you know is that the SSS deadline is before child birth. If your company doesn't have a messenger, your company can sign the MAT1 form and then your husband can have your MAT1 stamped at your SSS branch.

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  92. shania: This helpful blog is correct. I've filed my MAT1 and have updated online, and will submit my certificate of
    separation, non-advancement and L-501.
    How do I submit my MAT2? At any branch? How can I receive my benefits since I'm separated already. Will it be delivered to
    my house? What documents should I submit for MAT2? I'll be giving birth at a private lying-in.

    Do I get the full amount? and when? I'm too young for this. but i am ensuring all of my documents are ready. any response will be greatly appreciated. :)

    Hi shania, you submit your MAT2 documents after giving birth, at the SSS branch in your city/town or the branch nearest your residence. After approval and check issuance, your check will be delivered to your home address -- the one in your MAT2 form. You will get the full amount.
    50-percent advance benefit payments are only for employed members.
    List of MAT2 Documents

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  93. Francis Abubo: My wife can't get her L501 and cert of non-advancement because her former company has closed down. My wife has her cert of employment, which was given to her at the end of her contract. We verified at SSS Alabang, and they said her former company is still active, but in truth, the company has closed down. How can my wife claim her maternity benefit?

    Hi Francis, is the gap between your wife's separation date and child delivery date less than 6 months? Are you sure the company has closed down? Maybe it moved to another address. Do you have proof that it has closed down?
    If you're sure it has closed, use affidavits: Affidavit of Non-advancement and Separation from Employment.
    But take note that SSS will check if the company has really closed down.

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  94. Hi ma'am / sir,

    Just want to ask how long the processing of maternity is, i submit my mat2 in verification dept. last july 11 but until now i haven't seen the status on my online account..any contact no. so i can verify the status..thanks..

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  95. hello, i receive 10 pesos in my mat. benefits because i forgot to attached my Voucher advance by my employeer, what will i do? pls. answer...thanks.

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  96. ok na po. pumunta asawa ko sa sss alabang branch then sinabi nya na sarado na ung former employer nya. then binigyan sya affidavit of non advancement of maternity benefit then pina-notaryo nya sa city hall ng muntinlupa. binalik nya sa sss at sabi for verification pa. ive-verify ng sss alabang branch sa sss makati branch (branch na hinuhulugan ng former employer nya) kung talagang sarado na. if mag declare nga ang sss makati branch na closed na ung dati nyang employer, babayaran daw ang maternity benefit ng asawa ko.. yes!

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  97. hello po,
    I want to clarify regarding my maternity benefit claim po. nag file ako ng MAT 1 sa HR namin October 2013 and na claim ko din po yung amount on the same month. i delivered my child last november 2 2013. now i have a problem on claiming my company clearance and back pay kasi daw po late na ako nag submit ng MAT 2, and possible daw na ma deny na ng SSS yun. and the sad thing is baka ako pa daw yung mka bayad sa company kung yung ma aapprove niyo daw po is lower than sa na release na maternity claim sa akin. tama po ba itong process na to ma'am? hope you can answer my concern po. maraming salamat

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  98. Hi Francis, thank you for sharing updates about your case. Do you mean the Alabang branch has a pre-printed form of Affidavit of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit given to members that need it? If yes, then that's very good. That's really helpful to members. I think the Alabang branch is one of the better SSS branches.

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  99. Hi rexanne, did you not submit your MAT2 and birth certificate to your company after giving birth? It's already Aug 2014, haven't the company received the check from SSS? Check your online SSS account and see if your maternity benefit check is already settled. Register at sss.gov.ph, if not yet enrolled. Ask your employer's SSS no. -- you need it to enroll as Employed.

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  100. Hi May, I don't quite understand. 10 pesos? Or 10 k pesos? It should have been your employer that filed your MAT2 claim because they advanced the benefit to you. They should be the one making sure that they will get the correct refund amount.
    Check your online SSS account and see the amount settled. Register at sss.gov.ph if not yet enrolled.

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  101. Hi ave, call 920-6446 to 55 or go to the branch where you filed your MAT2 and ask.

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  102. Joy Cabuyadao: Is possible that after submitting MAT1 and MAT2 and we're given a claim stub, our claim can still be denied? My claim was denied due to late submission of MAT1. What should I do? Thank you and more power.

    Hi Joy, wait for your documents to get returned through the mail. Write a letter to SSS explaining why you were not able to submit your MAT1 before delivery, and then request for reconsideration. You can write in Tagalog.
    Then re-submit your claim together with your letter.

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  103. cath bardillon Hi may I ask if I can claim my check directly from the post office in case it's there already? I already have my check no. Do you think my check is already in the post office?

    Hi cath, yes you can claim your check from your local post office. But some postmen insist on delivering the check to the address on the registered mail to be sure they're giving it to the right person.

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  104. kesya29: mam/sir I wasn't able to get my maternity benefit last 2009. That was for my first baby. Now I'm again filing for my new maternity benefit. Is there a way I can get my first claim? I still have my 2009 stub. The check was not delivered to me.

    Hi kesya29, have you enrolled in online SSS? Was your first claim approved? Is there a check no. listed in your maternity benefit page? Did you move to another address? If your claim was approved, you can write to SSS, and request that they re-issue your check (write check details as written in your online account) because it was not delivered to you. I'm wondering why you did not follow it up in 2009 or 2010.

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  105. erika mae Payao
    hi, I filed mat1 via online...i mistakenly wrote 3 as my no. of deliveries prior to notification. but this is just my 3rd pregnancy.. so i submitted notification again via online, and this time I wrote 2 as I only have 2 kids prior to this notification. Will this become a problem when I file my mat2?? What should I do?

    Hi erika mae, when filing your MAT2, submit a printout of the acknowledgment for the 2nd notification that you filed online. There should be no problem as long as you submit your complete and correct MAT2 documents.

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  106. hi just want to know what does "settled" status means? i checked my maternity claim status and that is what I saw. i filed it last aug 18, 2014, how long will it take to get the check? thanks

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  107. Hi Danah, that means your claim has been approved and your check is being issued. Based on comments online, the time for SSS to bring the check to the post office and for the post office to deliver it to your address is 2 weeks to 1 month or more.

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  108. Sahyuri Ramos
    i just want to know what I should do if this is what appears: SUBMIT CASH VOUCHER DULY SIGNED BY THE MEMBER EVIDENCING PAYMENT OF BENEFIT * wrong key-encoding? what should I do? thanks i hope you reply i need help

    Hi Sahyuri, submit evidence (cash voucher or receipt) that your employer advanced you your maternity benefit. Then SSS will reimburse the money your employer advanced to you. Did your employer gave your benefit in advance?

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  109. Angela Torres
    good day maam may i ask if I'm entitled to file my maternity claim. I've filed my mat1 prior to the date of my delivery. and it was received by sss. my question is I'm married to my first
    husband but we're already separated, so this my 2nd child is illegitimate. or under his father's surname. any idea.

    Hi Angela, have you paid at least 3 contributions within the 12-month period prior to your semester of delivery? This is How to Check Eligibility
    If you've made the right payments, you are eligible for maternity benefit even if your child is illegitimate.
    You might have to submit an Affidavit of Discrepancy in Name together with your MAT2 papers to explain why your child's middle name and your surname are not the same.

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  110. Good day ms. JK may question lang po ako about sa maternity ko nag file po ako last aug .5 and then nung chineck ko po thru online ang nakalagay po *FOR*VER* as of 8-22-2014 ..and then chineck ko po ulit kahapon thru online eto nmn po ang nakita ko Action Taken: *FOR*REVW* As of 08-22-2014
    Remarks :crl review is on-going
    ang tanung ko po ay--ano po ibig nila sabihin sa *FOR REVIEW*?
    --may possibility pa po ba na ma deny ang file ko?
    at ano din po ibig sabihin nito?Remarks :crl review is on-going

    --maraming salamat po sana po masagot nyo ung tanong ko??salamat po ms.JK!!

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  111. Good morning
    Sir/Mam,

    i want to clarify regarding my maternity benefit claim po nagfile na po ako ng MAT1 sa employeer ko last june 2013 po nakita ko nadin po sa sss online ko na approved ng sss po la po ako na kuha na advance payment galing sa employeer ko po. .now i have problem po kc until now d ko pa din na claim benefit ko nibigay ko nadin po yong MAT2 ko at birthcertificate ng anak ko sa employeer ko. .last feedback po nakuha ko galing employeer ko sabi nya myroon daw po kau hinihingi na isang account na dapat myroon ang emlpoyeer noh ang prob.daw po kc wala yong employeer ko. .totoo po ba na my hiningi po kau sa kanila?. .hope po matulongan nyo po ako sa concern ko slamat po ng marami godbless po

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  112. Good day po. :)

    Due ko po sa Dec. 2014. I am a voluntary member. I have paid the Jan-June 2014 contribution, which means qualified na po ako for maternity benefit. Pwede po ba di na hulugan ang July-Dec 2014 (semester of my childbirth)? Magiging qualified pa rin ba ako? Or dapat continuous ang hulog?

    Please help po.

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  113. Hi Cherry Ann, yes, you're right, you can miss paying July to Dec, and you will still qualify for your maternity benefit. Ask others too

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  114. Hi,

    My wife has been separated from her employer last Dec 2013. The same month, she manage to submit her maternity notification and last June 2014 she finally gave birth. Now she's planning to file a maternity claim, she got all the necessary requirements except for ID's. She lost her E-6 as well and the only ID she got are PhilHealth and TIN ID the (laminated one). Will these be enough?

    Any other suggestions that we could do? Or is there any other documents we can provide in place of valid id's?

    --
    Thank you.

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  115. Hi Cool Blend, the SSS ID is required. If she does not have SSS ID, she can present her E-6 acknowledgment stub, plus 2 IDs with at least one of the 2 IDs with photo. If she lost her E-6 stub, ask SSS if she can submit an affidavit of loss of E-6 stub plus 2 IDs instead.

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  116. tweety2086
    hello sir/madam may i ask about what was encoded in the sss system. my miscarriage was last sept.14,2014 and that was encode d by sss, but my check up with ultrasound was on sept.15, as it was the next day that i went to the hospital, is that ok?

    another thing, i was awol last april so my last contribution through the company ko was april 2014, but this sept i continued paying my contributions as voluntary, from may until this sept. Do I need to pass cert. of separation from my last employer and cert.of non-advancement and l-501? pls feedback

    Hi tweety2086, I think the one-day difference in date of miscarriage and date of ultrasound can really happen in miscarriages cases and can be explained. What I'm not sure is if they still need a letter to explain that. Ask the SSS officer when submitting your documents.

    About separation papers, April and Sep are within 6 months of each other, so you might be required to submit these papers. Ask SSS if you can submit affidavits instead if your former company refuses to give you your separation papers.

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  117. good day ms.KT !!! thank you sa blog mo dhl nakatulong tlaga sa akin yung pag file ko ng maternity ko dhl wla talaga ako idea kng ano ang mga kailangan kong papers,,nung nabasa ko blog mo nag ka idea ako sa mga dpat kng gawin....And then nag file ako nung aug 5 ng maternity ko na kumpleto at positive na wla magiging problema,,and after a file it i check it from time to time after a 1 1/2 months of waiting finally nung i check ko last day *APPROVED as of sept 25 thank you ms. KT !!!!

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  118. Hi ma.jennelyn fajardo thank you so much for taking the time and effort to come back and share your good news about your maternity benefit. It's a great feeling to know that our blog helps.
    Now we know that processing time can take 1 month and 20 days. I hope you find the time again to share us the date when you finally receive your check. What we know is that check delivery from the SSS to their post office and to your local post office can also take time, based on complaints online. I hope yours will take a shorter time.

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  119. shania
    Hello! my sss mat1 was submitted/accepted online through my employer. Since Im separated. My MAT2 documents are ready.
    Im living with my partner, we're not married. Is it an issue with the SSS if my partner's surname is the surname of my child? Or it does not matter. Thanks

    Hi shania, if your partner's name is written as Father on the birth certificate, and if the middle name of the child is the same as your surname, then I think there would be no issue.
    But if not, you might be required to submit an Affidavit of Discrepancy in Name to explain.

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  120. Good day po Ms. JK
    1. ask ko lang po kung until now ang time allowance or period to submit/filling of Mat-2 is still 10 years? nabasa ko po yun mga comments/feedbacks na 10 years ang allowance period, but I want to make sure din po, bka kasi nagbago na ngayon 2014.

    2. need ko pa din po ba yun 3 requirements for separated members for claiming the maternity benifits? kasi po more than 1 year na ako nag-resign sa work. I resigned last sept. 7 2013 and gave birth last sept. 12 2014.

    Hoping for your soonest response. Thank you po in advance.

    -dg10

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  121. ma.jennelyn fajardo
    good day ms.JK, how many days before my sss cheque for my maternity benefit is released? my check no. was issued/posted on sept 25. based on comments, how many days? thank you.

    Hi ma. jennelyn, based on recent comments, members receive their check from their postman about 3 weeks or 1 month or more from date of check.

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  122. Hi dg10, yes, the 10-year time allowance for filing MAT2 documents is still in effect. But don't wait for many years. File as soon as you complete your papers.
    About separation papers, you no longer need to file these because the time gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is more than 6 months. If you're not yet re-employed, pay at least 1 Voluntary contribution so your member status is changed to Voluntary. Your member status with SSS should be the same as your member status in your MAT2 form.

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  123. Hi!
    nagfile po ako ng sss last july 4,2014 with the the said requirement -

    *Explanation letter why i did not file my MAT1.
    *Certificate of Seperation dated Feb21,2014
    *Certificate of Non-advancement of Maternity Benefits
    *Specimen Signature (L501)
    *Sketch of nearest sss to the lying in
    *Medical Certificate with the signature and license number of the said Doctor/Midwife.

    but until now wala padin po hindi ko po alam kung denied or matagal lang po talaga pero sabi po nila fact of birth daw po.
    i just want to ask if how long will i wait for my maternity benefits? I've been waiting for 3 months now.

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  124. Hi! Ms.JK
    I gave birth po pala in Mactan Cebu and i also give them the NSO birth certificate of the child.

    Thanks
    Hope for your response mam pls!!

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  125. Hi Manilyn, it's sad that the SSS website is not fully functioning so you can check your online records, or so you can register if not yet enrolled. Check the website from time to time. Did you submit also MAT2 form? Did you attach your letter to a MAT1 form? Your approval will depend on whether they'll accept your explanation for failing to submit your MAT1 form.

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  126. What will I do if my MAT was not submitted my employer. I submitted my MAT to them before my delivery date but they did not submitted it to SSS. I already submitted to my employer also my MAT 2 with attachments. I tried to called SSS but they did not answer my inquiries.

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  127. Hi, When we discovered that I was pregnant in Nov 2012, i was about 4 weeks then, we submitted the needed documents to sss to inform them about my pregnancy. when I was about 2 months my husband decided to increase my contribution from minimum to two steps higher than what i usually contribute, but we never missed to pay a single contribution. When I gave birth in june 2013, we submitted all the needed documents to be able to receive maternity benefit and been checking online once in a while to check for the status and after waiting for about 2 months, the status was DENIED. We think that they shouldn't deny us instead give us the minimum allowed benefit because we did not miss to pay a single contribution. Is there any rule that we should not increase our contribution during my pregnancy?

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  128. Hi Maria Fe, have your employer submitted your MAT2 documents? You can check your online SSS account (although the SSS website is on maintenance mode as of this moment), or you can go to your SSS branch and ask.
    Did you give birth at a DOH-licensed hospital? If you're employed and you gave birth at a DOH-licensed hospital, SSS does not require MAT1. This rule is in the SSS Citizen's Charter 2012.

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  129. Hi Donna, no, I can't find a rule banning contribution increase during pregnancy. What's prohibited is an increase of more than 2 levels without documentation of increase in income.
    What was the reason for denial? You said you gave birth in June 2013. Do you have at least 3 posted contributions within Jan 2012 to Dec 2012? Do you have a Date of Coverage? Is your member status in your MAT2 form the same as your member status with SSS?
    You can re-file. But ask first the reason for your denial so you can correct it. Usually the reason is written in the MAT2 form that was returned to you.

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  130. hello mam/sir,
    just want to ask po if can i claim my sss maternty benefits po even if im a single mom kc po were not yet married.plz help me po.

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  131. JenSister October 18, 2014
    Hello, where are requirements for maternity being evaluated? Is it at the branch or where it was filed or at the main branch in diliman? Thanks

    Hi JenSister, sorry I really don't know, but based on comments and my experience, there are branches that can encode the claim online and also make the final evaluation and approve it for check generation at Diliman. Checks are generated at the Diliman branch.
    But there are branches where there are no maternity benefit specialists, so they need to forward documents to a bigger branch. But all branches should be able to make correct initial evaluation and advise claimants correctly about required documents.

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  132. Hi Marz, yes, you can claim your maternity benefit even if you're unmarried, as long as you have paid at least 3 contributions within the 12 months before your semester of delivery. File your MAT1 form before delivery.

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  133. angelie macachor October 31, 2014
    hello good afternoon. Can I claim my maternity benefit? I gave birth last nov. 21,2014. I have not submitted my requirements for reimbursement. Is there a possibility I can still get my money?

    Hi angelie, yes, you can still file your claim. You have 10 years to file, but of course, don't wait for a year. File as soon as your documents are complete.

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  134. lynchie November 3, 2014
    good morning. Do I need to pass L501,cert of non encashment and coe. I worked for only 1 month in my last company. I resigned after 1 month, as I realized I was also pregnant and it's been difficult. I filed my MAT1 and did not notify through the company.

    Hi lynchie, it's most likely that the gap between your resignation date and delivery date will be more than 6 months, so you don't need to pass those separation documents. Pay at least 1 contribution as voluntary so your member status will change to Voluntary.

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  135. Yabyii Salas Nov 13 2014
    hi i wanna check the status of my maternity claim online . What should I write as my membership registration status. I'm separated from my employer.

    Hi Yabyii, if you have your employer's SSS no. then you can check Employed and then enter your employer's SSS no. You will use your employer's SSS no. only for registration. If you don't have employer's SSS no., then check Voluntary Member. But you need to pay first as Voluntary to get a transaction no. for registration.

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  136. Krystalinekaenecuela Enecuela November 13, 2014

    Hi ms jk, Here's my case, my baby was born last oct 2014. The father is sea based and we are not yet married. Were planning to get married when he comes home march 2015, so we'll register my baby in march 2015. i cant provide the birth certificate.
    As part of company requirements, within 30 days from date of delivery, I should pass my mat 2 together with other docus and birth certificate otherwise I'm tagged for payroll deduction. as of nov 13, I'm tagged by the office system for sss mat claim deduction on my next salary. But I havent received any advance payout yet. My MAT1 requirements are complete.
    My return to work from ML is on dec 10 2014. Now I plan to resign even before I complete my ML, anyway they haven't advanced me any benefit so they have nothing to deduct.
    My concern is I'll register my baby in march 2015, can I still file for mat 2?
    What are the possible problems if I resign Dec 2014 and file my claim in 2015 as employee of another firm. What are the consequences? Thanks

    Reply: Hi Krystalinekaenecuela, if you resign, resign properly because you need to ask from your employer a cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement maternity benefit and L501. If you did not receive any salary while you were on leave, you do not owe your company any payment.
    You can file your claim in 2015, if that's your decision, as Separated (if not yet re-employed by then), or as Employed if you're already re-employed. But submit the 3 documents because you gave birth when you were employed.

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  137. April Joy Tonggol November 18, 2014
    Hi. I resigned last april 26 4014 and my date af delivery was on nov.last week of 2014. It was only my certificate of employment that my employer provided. Do I need l501 and non advance payment cert? Thanks

    Hi April, if you're not yet re-employed, pay at least 1 contribution as Voluntary so your status will change to Voluntary. After your status has changed (check online or ask SSS branch), try filing your MAT2 papers to see what the SSS officer will tell you. Based on the rules, you no longer need separation papers as the gap between your separation date and delivery date is more than 6 months already. But some officers still require those separation docs.

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  138. 495I would to thank the staff of this blog for helping me with my maternity claims, because of your quick response regarding my query I was able to prepare all necessary documents needed so that my claim will be approved. I submitted my MAT2 together with my docs last nov. 17 @SSS cebu branch.. I checked the status of my claim nov. 19 and it was for review already and now I checked it again its already settled and has a check #. In just 4days my claim was already approved and im just waiting for my check to arrived which is I know I'll just need to go to post office so I can get it fast. THANKS TO THIS BLOG again! Im so happy...

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  139. good day
    im norie
    i gave birth Nov 1, 2013 but i filed my mat 2 april 28,2014 and experienced "DENIED" May 13, 2014 due to UNUPDATED employment history and due to late filing of MAT 2 bago ako magstart ulit ng work after giving birth to my child..
    My documents was returned June 20, 2014 (more than 1 month bago naibalik sken ang denied documents)

    My employment history was in need to be updated first before filing my Mat 2..

    My previous employer filed all the needed documents on JULY 2014 and after a long long long wait my Employment History Status was updated after 3 months (wew) OCT 2014..

    i filed my MAT 2 once again last NOV 11,2014 and as of today NOV 20 its "FOR REVIEW" status. kabado po ako bka madenied ulit kc as of June 2014 i was separated frm my employer but on my Coverage Status online im a Covered Employee..

    i want to ask po sna kung maspektuhan nito ung pag approve ng sss s claim ko.. but i already submitted the latest documents that they need.. like separation and non cash advance and L501.. pls reply po salamat

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  140. Hi. I am about to file my MAT 2 but noticed that my status online is still OCW even if I havr been paying as a voluntary member alreaym I am just worried this might cause SSS to deny my claim. What can I do to fix this? Thank you.

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  141. Hi I'm thess
    It is applicable that I can file my mat1 even I stop continuing my SSS contribution for 3years,,and then I can file my mat2 when I'm working again.it is possible?
    Thank you in advance

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  142. Hi erika mae, thank you so much for coming back to thank us. It means a lot to us. We're happy your claim processing was really fast. Thanks again

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  143. Hi Norievic, if you followed the instructions on the returned docs, then your claim should be approved. About the fact that your status is still Employed, it should be okay because you have submitted your separation papers. I'm assuming you checked Separated in your MAT2 and you have not yet paid any contribution as Voluntary.

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  144. Hi Rona, have you been using RS5 to pay your contributions and checking Voluntary in the form? If yes, and your status is still OFW, you can go to SSS with your receipts paid as Voluntary and ask them to change your member status from OFW to Voluntary.

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  145. hi jk.. yes i checked separated.. my for revwstatus made me worry so much. im still praying n approve n. up to now wala o rng pagbabago s status q online.. :(

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  146. as of today my mat 2 status is now SETTLED after a long wait finally.. nxt time i already know what are the things to be considered.. praise God

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  147. Hi norievic, thanks for coming back to update us about your claim. We're glad you'll finally get your check.

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  148. Hi jk, nag file po ako ng mat2 last oct.21, 2014. Then nag checheck ako online time to time but still for "RVW" then CRL is on going, my possibility po bang denied ang application ko kasi medyo may katagalan na wala pa din cheque na rerelease.. Thanks

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  149. Hi Zhalyn, CRL refers to a certain measurement or image in the ultrasound report or image. Did you submit all the required documents? There must be some reason why it's taking a long time for them to review your docs. If after a week or 2 weeks and your claim is not yet Settled, you can go to your branch and ask.

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  150. Hello! I checked the status of my matertiny claim online and it says "SETTLED". Does that mean that the cheque is already on its way and how soon does it get to my address? Problem ko po kasi lumipat kame n location last week lang so walang magrereceive nung mail sa address na napass ko sa sss kasi nasa work during the day. Is there any way that i can still change the delivery address or can i pick it up instead sa post office? Please advise! Thanks much!

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  151. Hello,

    I just got my child's birthcert and my surname is incorrect, instead of ADALID , IT WAS TYPED AS ANDALID. there are several portions on BC containing my fulname yet there is only one part ( and it is the front part of BC ) that has the ANDALIN, the rest are ADALID..

    my question is , will it affect my sss maternity claim? I was about to submit it today but I doubt they will reject it. I have read about Affidavit of discrepancy for names that I have to submit along with the other docs needed for MAT2, yet Im thinking it will make the process longer..

    I want to know if theres a way I can submit the birthcert that I have right now, since there is only one part containing the error and if they will accept it or not.
    pls answer asap. Thanks!Godbless..

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  152. Hi Ria, you can no longer change the address written in your MAT2. What you do is to visit and ask the post office of your previous location within 10 to 15 days from your check date.

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  153. Hi marvin, yes, you're right in thinking that your child's birth certificate must be corrected first before submitting your claim. You're also right in saying that an affidavit of discrepancy will complicate matters.
    In the future, your child will also use his/her birth certificate for passport, license or other legal matters, so everything on it must be correct. And it's always best to correct the certificate now rather than in the future.
    You go to your local civil registrar with your IDs and request for correction.

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  154. QUESTION from Noela Marie Carbungco Jan 18, 2015
    Hi my maternity benefit claim was denied. The reason is: "wrong key encoding".
    Separated is my status and submitted the L501 and certificate of no advancement.
    One more concern is there are 2 amounts on my online account: employer and sss.
    Then the amount alongside the denied check is the amount from the employer which is like half of the sss amount. Will that be the amount that I can claim after settlement?
    I gave birth 11-8-14
    Here are my contributions:
    June 2013-July 2014
    July 520
    Aug 884
    Sept 884
    Oct 832
    Nov 572
    Dec 832
    Jan 895
    Feb 880
    Mar 990 Thank you for your help!
    ANSWER:
    Your semester of contingency is July to Dec 2014
    Your 6 highest contributions within July 2013 to Jun 2014 are:
    Aug 884 8500
    Sep 884 8500
    Dec 832 8k
    Jan 895 8k (is this 880?)
    Feb 880 8k
    Mar 990 9k
    Your total salary credits = 50k
    50k / 180 days = 277.78 pesos
    277.78 pesos x 60 days (normal delivery) = 16,666.67
    Your benefit: 16,666.67 pesos

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  155. Sorry, January is 935. Pero bakit po Denied *wrong key encoding daw and 2 amount was posted? Thank you

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  156. Hi Noela Marie:
    50,500 / 180 days = 280.56
    280.56 x 78 days (CS) = 21,883.68
    Your benefit: 21,883.68
    About Denial:
    There must be conflicts in your data, like member status, or no. of deliveries, etc. If after further evaluation, your "Denied" is not
    changed to "Settled", wait for your documents to be returned to you. What to do when your claim is denied
    About 2 computations:
    SSS computation will be the valid computation.

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  157. QUESTION from Ruth Chua January 20, 2015
    Hi what to do? I'm employed but my employer made it appear that I'm voluntary. Now I can't claim my benefits. my baby is turning 1 y/o. thanks
    ANSWER:
    Hi Ruth, do you mean you're not correctly registered with SSS? Do you have a Date of Coverage? Go to SSS and verify your contributions (dates and amount) and ask if you have a Date of Coverage. If you don't have a Date of Coverage, ask your employer to register you correctly so you will have a Date of Coverage.

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  158. hello ms. JK.. i have few questions.. hope matulungan nyo po aq. i'm pregnant and my EDD is august 2015. my last contribution was May 2014 from previous employer.. june to december d n po aq nkapaghulog ng contributions ko.pero this january i paid as voluntary.. 1760 pesos po ang contribution q since binase sa previous kong hinuhulog.
    1. qualified po ba aq sa maternity benefits?
    2. if qualified, magkano po ang makukuha q?
    3. last dec. 2013 nag first salary loan aq worth 15k, pero huling bayad ko sa loan eh May 2014 po, affected po b ung maternity benefits q in case qualified aq? magkano po ang ibabawas?
    4. pag ba na accomplish na at na stamp na ung maternity notification kelan at saan po ipapasa?

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  159. Hello!

    Employed : Nov 2014
    Plan to resign until: Feb 2015
    Delivery date expected: July 26,2015
    1st pregnancy

    Im a bit hesitant:
    1. if i should file already my MAT 1 to my employer
    2.or just file it after my resignation effected.
    My question is for both scenarios, does cert. of separation and other required docs are still needed? which is better to do for this? i'm also considering my MAT 2 if ever that's why im really worried..

    please help me decide.. thank you so much!

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  160. HI,ask ko lang po I'vefiled my Mat-2 4 weeks ago and chineck ko online yung status andstill for verification (*for verf*) with remarks of "diff ee name/ssno belong to male ee" nakalagay ano po ba ibig sabihin nun ? Ano po ba kailangan ko gawin?

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  161. Hi Precious Anne Herrera I answered your question here: Maternity Benefit Claim Review

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  162. QUESTION from julyferrera January 27, 2015
    hello ms. JK. i'm pregnant and my EDD is august 2015. my last contribution was May 2014 from previous employer. june to december I did not pay contributions. this january i paid as voluntary. 1760 pesos contribution based on previous contributions.
    1. Am I qualified for maternity benefits?
    2. if qualified, how much can I get?
    3. last dec. 2013 I got my first salary loan worth 15k, but my last pay for the loan was May 2014. Is my maternity benefits affected in case qualified? how much will be deducted?
    4. If maternity notification accomplished and stamped, when and where is this submitted?
    ANSWER:
    Hi julyferrera, yes, you're eligible. But continue paying for Feb and Mar 2015 to increase your benefit. If your Apr and May 2014 were maximum, and you'll pay maximum Feb and Mar 2015, your benefit will be 26k (normal delivery). But ask others too to check my computation.
    Your total delinquent loan balance will be deducted in full from your maternity benefit. About your MAT1 form, file it at any SSS branch, and keep the SSS-stamped copy to be filed when you submit your MAT2 documents.

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  163. Hi Ma. Jona Khrista Gasga Jan 29 2015:
    SSS officers require separation papers if the gap between separation date and delivery date is 6 months or less, and if the member status is still Employed. To change status from Employed to Voluntary, at least 1 contribution as Voluntary must be paid. SSS-stamped MAT1 will be accepted whether it's filed with Employer or filed as Voluntary, as long as it's filed before delivery.
    Resign in good terms so you'll be able to request separation papers if you need them.

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  164. QUESTION from charmaine Liwanags Feb 17, 2015
    hi. last nov. 29 2014 I gave birth. I was not able to file mat 1 and mat2. Will they accept if I file. Thanks :)
    ANSWER:
    Hi charmaine, you can try filing. Your only error is not filing MAT1 before delivery. Fill up MAT1 and attach a letter explaining why you were not able to file MAT1 before delivery.

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  165. Good day! Can I submit my mat 2 as single pa din? I got married last Nov 20 and i filed my mat 1 last Nov 28. Wala naman ako naging problema and I got my reference number pa. And i filed on my mat 1 is im still single. Now im gonna file my mat 2 kasi this month is my due date. And I am planning to file again as single since i still don't have married id's. Ma reject kaya ako? Im am bothered akala ko once na nakapag file na ng mat1 automatic approved na. I need my loan badly kasi inaasahan ko talaga yun. Thanks for the reply.

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  166. QUESTION from Kang Geum Ha Feb 20 2015
    Good day! Can I submit my mat 2 as single? I got married last Nov 20 and i filed my mat 1 last Nov 28. There was no problem and I got my reference number. And i filed on my mat 1 is im still single. Now im gonna file my mat 2. this month is my due date. And I am planning to file again as single since i still don't have married id's. Would it be rejected? Im am bothered, I thought once I filed mat1, it's automatically approved. I need my loan badly. Thanks for the reply.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Kang Geum Ha, in the past that is allowed. But there are SSS officers now who require updating of civil status before they process papers. They'll see your civil status in your child's birth certificate. Updating might take 1 month or more. About married-name ID, you can apply for a postal ID. You can also apply for a new SSS ID (300-peso replacement fee), and you can show to SSS your SSS acknowledgment stub as additional ID while waiting for your actual ID. Make sure your civil status is already updated before filing your MAT2 papers. But of course it's up to you if you like to try filing as single. Ask others too

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  167. Hi, I gave birth in 2011. However, I was not aware that I was eligible. Hence, no Mat 1 filed before delivery.

    1. can i still file a request (i don't have copies of pregnancy test or ultrasound reports, though)? what document should I provide in addition to the letter of explanation?

    2. If yes, how? Should I submit Mat 1 first and the rest of the requirements after I got approval?
    Thanks!

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  168. hello po, nagfile po ako ng maternity claim after ko magdeliver via cs, ngayon po pagcheck ko online, denied ung maternity claim ko tapos nakalagay dun ung sss number ko daw belong sa MALE.. nagtaka ako ehh sa member info ko namn female.. ano po pwd gawin dun? tnx ahead po

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  169. Hi d_s, if you're sure you're eligible, you file MAT1 and MAT2 forms at the same time, attaching to MAT1 your letter explaining why you were not able to file MAT1 before giving birth. Submit also birth certificate and 2 photo IDs (xerox and orig) and medical certificate or discharge report, in case needed. If MAT1 is not filed before delivery, some claims are approved; some are not, and sorry I don't know how they evaluate.

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  170. QUESTION from Precious Anne Herrera Feb 24 2015
    HI,thank you for your response. I've checked my member info online and all is correct. I'm worried because I just got married but i already filed e4 to change my last name before i pass my MAT2. Is it okay that my surname in MAT1 is different from my surname in MAT2? do you think that's the reason why up to now the status is *for verf *?
    ANSWER:
    Hi Precious Anne, yes, it's ok that your surname in MAT1 and MAT2 are different, as you said you already submitted E4 -- this will explain the change. If your surname in MAT2 and your surname on your online record are the same, and your gender is F, then I hope your claim will be settled soon.

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  171. QUESTION from Andrelou Holganza Feb 24 2015
    hello, I filed for maternity claim after delivering via cs. I checked online, and saw my maternity claim was denied. It's noted that my sss number belongs to a MALE. I'm puzzled because my member info shows Female. What should I do? tnx
    ANSWER:
    Hi Andrelou, check all your personal data online, and see if there's a wrong data item. Wait for maybe a week, and if the mark is still Denied, bring your birth certificate (and marriage cert if married) and IDs to SSS and ask. Bring also your E1 if you have.

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  172. hi gud afternoon. ask ko lang po kc late po aq nkapagsubmitt ng requirements for mat2 im still employed. Posible po bng in nagyun yung kalahati po is marercv ko after I gave birth. Oct 27, 2014 ako nanaganak then i passed my mat2 req. march 5 dahil late yung birthcetfcate ng anak kc a provice aq nanganak. pls reply pmay makuha pa akng benefit from sss maternity q? before delivery kc may narecv n akong half benefit sa company namo.

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  173. Hello, magtatanong lang din po sana ako. like ng mga nauna na pong nagtanong, medyo kaparehas po yung concern ko sakanila, but i want to ask you Ma'am para po mas maging clearer since I have my own experience.. I am 4months pregy na po. i mean, magfofour na po sa March 11. Due date ko po August 18,2015. at nagcheck na po ako sa sss.. member po ako under employed. may 5 contributions na ako from July 2014 to November 2014, since iba na po yung agency ko, kakaendo ko novemeber pero renew'd ako noong decemeber sa ibang agency na pero parehong kompanya kaya wala pang hulog kasi shcheduled na march ang payment ng contribution namin .. ang tanong ko po , sa april 26 2015 kasi ang endo ko na.. so definitely magkacut na yung contribution ko. ano po ba ang specific na gawin ko.. at eligible pa po ba ako for this maternity benefit...?? pasensya na po kung madaming tanong... salamat po :)

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  174. and if ever po.. magkano po makukuha ko kung sakaling eligible po ako..??

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  175. QUESTION by vivian gandeza
    Hello, i want to ask you Ms so it's clearer since I have my own experience. I am 4 months preggy. i mean, my due date is August 18,2015. I have checked with sss. member under employed status. have 5 contributions from July 2014 to November 2014. since I'm with agency, my contract ended november but renewed december at another agency of the same company. My contributions were not yet posted as they'll remit contributions in March. My contract ends april 26 2015, so definitely my contributions will stop. What should I do? Am I eligible for this maternity benefit.? thank you :)
    And how much will I get if I'm eligible?
    ANSWER:
    Hi vivian, yes, you're eligible. I hope you have filed your MAT1 form. After your contract ends, request for certificate of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and L501 form -- these are needed because the gap between your separation date and delivery date is less than 6 months. Make sure your Dec to March contribution have been posted before you file your MAT2 so SSS can include 6 contributions in their computation. About benefit amount, find your 6 highest salary credits within July 2014 to Mar 2015. Add those 6. Divide by 180. Multiply by 60 for normal delivery (78 if CS). The result is the amount of your benefit.

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  176. QUESTION by Sally Clave March 5, 2015
    hi gud afternoon. I submitted my MAT2 requirements late. im still employed. Can I get the half of my benefit after I gave birth on Oct 27, 2014. then i passed my mat2 req. march 5 because my child's birth certificate was issued late. I gave birth in the province. Can I get my sss maternity benefit? before delivery I received half of benefit from my company.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Sally, do you mean you submitted your MAT2 documents to your company? And your company filed your MAT2 with SSS? If yes, your check will be sent to your company, and your company should give you the other half of your benefit. Register at sss.gov.ph, at non-peak hours, like midnight, so you can track the status of your benefit.

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  177. thankyou thankyou po. you have a very helpful blog :)

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  178. Hi good afternoon po, just want to ask if until when ako pwede magpass ng mat2.. My delivery date was february 23, 2015.. Thank you po...

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  179. Hi Sophia Lorraine, you can file within 10 years. But of course file as soon as you have time and you have completed your documents. SSS will ask for your valid reason if you file after several years.

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  180. Hi Jhelly Ocampo, not HR strictly. Could be admin head or accountant, but it should be the person authorized by the employer to deal with SSS.

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  181. Hai po ang edd ko april 30 my salary bracket sa contribution ko is 12,000 from sept 2013 to sept 2014 and from oct.2014 up to present is 7,000 na po ang braket ko ksi ngchange employer na po ako.. mgkano ba ang ma claim ko na maternity benefit?i already filed my matt1 on march 9,2015 po..

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  182. im seperated from my employer aug 2014, but they advance me 10k for because i need it for my hospitalization, i filed for maternity claim, check been release in march 13, 2015, can i ask for the full amount, the said check is address to the company already, my baby is sick right now.

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  183. Hi... Im MJ... Im a separated employee... I filed for mat reimbursement and on SSS online, my application says SETTLED... it was previously DENIED due to lack of L501 but I was able to get it from my employer thus reapplied for my claim and thankfully status now is SETTLED... should check be mailed to my address or I need to get it from the nearest SSS in my area? Actually, on the DENIED application, I noticed that I have the correct Payee Address but on the SETTLED, Payee Address is blank... mind u, this is the same application... need enlightenment... ty in advance

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  184. 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? Need your inputs please. Thank you so much

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  185. Hi Mary Jane Leong, your check will be sent to your address via registered mail. You can ask your local post office (registered mail section) if you have not received your check 3 to 4 weeks after your check date.

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  186. Hi The Inseparable, it might be best for you to wait for your annulment declaration paper before you file your MAT2, so you can change your SSS status and name (file E4 form and annulment paper) before filing your MAT2. It's important for SSS that your name and status in their records is the same as your name and status in your child's birth certificate. Anyway, you have up to 10 years to file MAT2. But of course file as soon as you have your annulment paper.

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  187. QUESTION from ahvie garcia April 13, 2015
    Hi what will I check in my MAT2 since when i submitted my MAT1, I was still separated from employment. then I decided to pay my contributions so I became a voluntary member. Which will I check? separated or voluntary? thank you.
    ANSWER
    Hi ahvie, check Voluntary, because your status with SSS is already Voluntary. Even if already Voluntary, submit separation papers if the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is less than 6 months.

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  188. Hi I just want to ask the details and process on filing for Maternity Benefit, I'm 4months pregnant and currently employed yet planning to resign this May 2015 due to my sensitive pregnancy. I haven't filed MAT1 yet and planned to file after separation at work on May and I wished to continue my contribution at SSS even I am separation at work. what shall I do? Can I still avail of the Maternity Benefit? and How much shall I pay on voluntary quarterly or monthly? then how much will I claim? and what would be the best advice you can give so that there would be no problem regarding with my contributions up to the time of my delivery and after that? thank you.

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  189. Hi good day mam.. Im Mylanie ignacio..i just wanna asked kung maaari ko pa po ifile ung mat2 ko para makakuha ng maternity benefits..wala po kasi akong COE and certificate of separation from my last employer pero ung gap date bet. my separation and my delivery is 1year na mahigit.. june 2013 po ung separation ko from my last employer and august 2014 naman po yung delivery date ko.. kailangan ko pa pu ba ung COE??

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  190. Hi, Good Day po..I just want to ask if my possibility ba na ma-deny ang Maternity Benefits q??Ganito po kasi un I'm currently employed then nag kaproblem po kasi sa pg huhulog sa SSS ang employer q dahil bgo plng ang company nmin..iniha2bol lng nla ung hulog nung last year Jan-May2014 kc inuna muna nla byran ung june-dec2014 taz hngang sa mtpos na lht saka nla tatapusn ung naiwan so because of that situation hndi aq naka pgfile ng notification.. MAT1..etc. I deliverd my child last Oct2014 taz kumuha pdn aq ng mga requirements pra sa maternity leave sa SSS... then ipinasa q sa employer q ung MAT1 and MAT2 at the same time requirments at BIrth Certificate ng baby q pra maprocess nla kc nagpnta aq sa SSS sabi kya p dw habulin un last april2015 1 year validity dw po un.. Gaano po ba ktgal un bgo maprocess?maihahabol pa nga po kya un Maternity Benefits q?kc sbi nla skn for evaluation pdw po un??how long??bka lumagpas na 1year d wla pa result..?Please help po...
    Thank you!

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  191. Anu po ibig sabihin pag ganito nakalagas "Remarks : crl review is on-going"

    Thanks in advance :)

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  192. Any po ibig sabihin pag ganito nakalagay "Remarks : crl review is on-going"

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  193. After 3weeks I checked the status of my claim it's now settled. Does that mean na approved na siya and idedeliver na lang yung cheque? From 05/05 for review siya 05/07 settled na status. Ang bilis ng processing.. :)

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  194. Hello. 1 month preggy ako now. Mag 2 years na ako no work. Nag-awol ako sa previous company ko. Last contribution ko pa sa sss is nov2013. Pwede pa ba ko mag ka maternity benefit? Ano need ko gawin.
    Thanks.

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