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Reasons Why SSS Maternity Benefit Claims Are Denied

By KD
Updated November 3, 2015

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.

16.  Your Employer Has Not Filed Its Sickness and Maternity Benefits Payment Thru the Bank (SMB) form
       
        SSS now requires every employer to file its SMB PB form. SSS will pay your maternity benefit through the SSS-registered bank account of your employer.  If you're Employed, ask your employer if it has filed its SMB PB form before filing your maternity benefit claim. 

UPDATE as of June 2016
There's now a separate application form for those EMPLOYED and those NOT EMPLOYED:
Maternity Benefit Application Form for Self-Employed, Voluntary Member and OFW
Maternity Benefit Reimbursement Form for Employed Member

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

273 comments:

  1. 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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  2. 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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    1. Hi Precious Anne, I'm facing the same scenario now. How long it took for you to receive your claim? Thank you!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. and if ever po.. magkano po makukuha ko kung sakaling eligible po ako..??

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. thankyou thankyou po. you have a very helpful blog :)

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Anu po ibig sabihin pag ganito nakalagas "Remarks : crl review is on-going"

    Thanks in advance :)

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

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  25. 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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    1. Hi, did you already get your benefits?

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  26. 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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    1. go to your nearest SSS Branch to know more..pde ka maghulog nian as voluntary..sayang ang benefits na mkukuha mu pg di mu agad naackaso..

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  27. Ask ko lang po kung pwede n po ako file ng maternity benefit di po kz ako aware na kailangan po pala mag file ng MAT 1 late ko na din po kz nalaman na pregnant ako then nung 1st check up ko po walang heartbeat ung baby 9 weeks na po dapat. Then nasched. Po ako for D&C nung may 2, 2015 then nag resign po ako ngaun May 27, 2015.. 1year na po ako nag work MAY - SEPT. 2014 then nawalan po ng hulog nung oct-nov. 2014 dahil wala na po ako work then start po ulit ako ng Dec.2014-May 2015 .. pasok na po ako sa maternity benefit nagrequest na din po kz ako sa ospital ng documents na kailangan then sa employer din po ang problema ko din po nag request ako sa last employer ng L501 xerox kaso po sabi skin ng Hr di daw po cla nagbibigay ng ganun. Need po talaga ng L501 ?? Thank you po

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  28. Employed po ako March-August 2010 after a month nagbuntis po ako. I gave birth June 2011.Eligible pa po ba ko ng late filing ng Mat2? Ano pong requirements ang need ko isubmit? Currently employed din po ako sa ibang company naman. Salamat po!

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  29. Question from Chile Jun 10, 2015
    Can I still file my maternity benefit? I'm not aware that we need to file MAT 1. It was already late when I came to know I was pregnant. On my 1st check up, there was no more heartbeat in my baby, should have been 9 weeks. Then I was scheduled for D&C may 2, 2015, then I resigned May 27, 2015. 1 year I worked MAY - SEPT. 2014. There were no contributions for oct-nov. 2014 as I no longer worked then. Worked again Dec.2014-May 2015. I qualified for maternity benefit. I requested the hospital for the documents needed. I requested L501 from my last employer but was told they don't issue L501. Is L501 really needed? Thank you po
    ANSWER:
    Hi Chile, you had D&C on May 2, 2015, so your semester of contingency is Jan to June 2015, and you need to have at least 3 contributions within Jan to Dec 2014. So yes, you're qualified. The gap between your D&C date and resignation date is just several days, so you need to submit Cert of Separation and Cert of Non-advancement of maternity benefit. File at the branch nearest your last employer -- usually SSS no longer requires L501 if they have a copy on their file.

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    1. Hi Chile, include also a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before your delivery.

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  30. Question from Vanessa Romero Jun 12, 2015
    I was employed March-August 2010. After a month I became pregnant. I gave birth June 2011. Am I eligible for late filing of Mat2? What are the requirements I need to submit? Currently employed at another company. Salamat po!
    ANSWER:
    Hi , yes, you're qualified. Yes, you can try to file your claim. Did you file a MAT1 before? If not, include a letter to SSS explaining why you were not able to file MAT1 before your delivery and why you were not able to file your claim in 2011 and why you're filing only now, after about 4 years.

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  31. Hi po ms JK ask ko lang po kung ano ang dapat gawin sa status ko ngayon. nung nag file po ako ng Mat 1 d pa po ako married so dazo pa surname ko. i just got married this june 2015 and my expected labor due will be on next month. Ano po ba ang tamang process ? mag uupdate po ba ako ng status ko ngayun ? Or pwede na hindi muna ako mag update ? hindi ba ako mag kaka problema kasi gagamitin ko na po ung surname ng asawa ko sa livebirth ng anak ko. Thank you po.

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  32. good evening,

    for clarification, my sss status is married. i already claimed maternity 2 times with my 2 kids. but woth my 3rd kid, he is using my maiden name (due to personal reason). can i still claim for my maternity?he ia now 9 mos old.

    thank yoi

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    1. Hi eli, yes, you can claim your maternity benefit. I hope you filed your MAT1 before delivery. Attach a letter of explanation to your MAT1 if not filed on time. Include an Affidavit of Discrepancy in Surname, explaining why your baby's surname is not the same as his father's surname, or why your maiden surname is your baby's surname.

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    2. good pm jk,

      thank you so much for the info. can i get a copy of an affidavit of discrepancy in surname from sss?or i should be the one to secure it outside?my d&c was sept 15 and my effectivity of my resignation was also sept 15, do i need to secure L-501?beacuse i tried to request that from my prev employer then they said they will not issue.

      thank you

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    3. Hi eli, why d&c? did you mean delivery or CS? Usually, SSS no longer requires L501 if the SSS branch where you are submitting your claim can access the L501 of the company online. If you're near the SSS branch where your company is doing its transactions, then it will help if you file your claim there. But if you're far, just hope that your current branch will no longer require L501.
      About affidavit, I now think that you might not need to submit the affidavit, as the child took your middle name, meaning you really gave birth to this child. Usually, the affidavit of discrepancy is needed when the child has a surname that is different from the mother and father's surnames and middle names. Ask the SSS officer if there will be no problem about your child's surname. If affidavit is needed, SSS does not have this form. You make the affidavit and have it notarized. See the links to samples of affidavits on the left sidebar of this page, and just change the content.

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    4. thank you so much jk..this really a great help..god bless and more power.. :)

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  33. Hi po..2003 to 2006 ang employer ko pa poh ang naghuhulog noon din 2015 ng jan t0 july continue ko po paghuhulog ko as a voluntary kasi nga po preggy po ako din nakapagpasa po ako ng mat1 march 20 po din due date ko po sept 2015 sa di inaasahang pangyayari po ehhh na emergency cesarian po ako nitong june 8 may makukuha po ba akong maternity? thanks po

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  34. hi po.ask ko lang po if pwede ko pang i-claim yung maternity benefit ko sa first child ko kahit nakapag-claim na po ako for my second child.thanks po

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  35. Hi! may ka office mate po ako na preggy and nai notify napo sa employer and nai-file nadin po sa SSS, may existing salary loan po sya na di napo nabayaran kasi po nagresign na sya sa dati nya employer kaya and di nadin po nya naasikasong bayaran, may magiging effect po ba ito sa Mat benefit nya, possible pa din po ba na maclaim nya yung mat benefit nya in full? Ano po ang dapat nya gawin and pano po ang process at filing?

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  36. Hello...Im 2 mos pregnant now and im employed...but sad to say i was able to resign this comng july 13, 2015 for a valid reason...My question is can i avail my maternity benefit..Actually im still not submitting my mat1 to my employer yet.. what i am going to do..please im confuse..thank you..

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  37. QUESTION from ernesto navarro jr. Jun 29, 2015
    Hi po. 2003 to 2006 my employer paid my SSS. 2015 jan to july I continued paying as a voluntary as I was preggy. I filed mat1 march 20. due date is sept 2015. Unexpectedly I had emergency cesarian this june 8. Can I claim my maternity benefit? thanks po
    ANSWER:
    Hi ernesto, I think I've answered your question in another post, if you did not have 3 or more contributions in the year 2014, sad to say you're not qualified for maternity benefit. Why? Because your semester of contingency is Jan to June 2015, and SSS looks for 3 or more contributions in the 12 months before your semester of contingency. So if you did not have 3 or more contributions within Jan to Dec 2014, you're not eligible. But please don't rely on my answer, ask others too, or ask SSS.

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  38. QUESTION about maternity benefit claim for second child Jun 29, 2015
    hi po. Can I claim my maternity benefit for my first child even if I have already claimed for my second child? thanks po
    ANSWER:
    Yes, you can file your claim for your first child if you were eligible when you had your first child. There could be a problem if you did not file your MAT1 before you gave birth, but you can try filing, and pray it will be approved. When did you give birth to your first child? Did you have 3 or more contributions within the 12 months before your semester of contingency? If yes, you can file your claim. Fill up MAT1 and attach your letter to SSS explaining why you failed to file your MAT1 before delivery.

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  39. QUESTION from Claire Boongaling Jul 3, 2015
    Hi! my office mate is preggy and has notified employer and filed with SSS. She has an existing salary loan that's unpaid. She resigned from her previous employer so she was not able to pay. Is there an effect on her Maternity benefit? Can she claim her benefit in full? What should she do and what's the filing process?
    ANSWER:
    Hi Claire, she has filed her claim correctly. After giving birth, she files her MAT2 through her employer, and wait. The policy of SSS is to deduct the total of her delinquent loan from her maternity benefit. But based on comments on our blog, there are cases when SSS did not deduct the delinquent loan from their maternity benefit, and I don't know the reason -- maybe the loan was overlooked, or maybe there's a rule on how long the loan has been delinquent.

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  40. QUESTION about filing maternity benefit claim before resigning Jul 4, 2015
    Hello. I'm 2 mos pregnant now and i'm employed. but sad to say i was able to resign this coming july 13, 2015 for a valid reason. My question is can i avail my maternity benefit. Actually i'm still not submitting my mat1 to my employer yet. what i am going to do. please im confused. thank you.
    ANSWER:
    You can file your MAT1 as employed. If your employer does not file for you, then file your MAT1 on July 14 as Separated, or any date after you resign, but should be asap. You're qualified for maternity benefit, assuming that you have paid 3 or more contributions within July 2014 to June 2015 (if your due is last quarter of 2015), or within Oct 2014 to June 2015 (if your due is first quarter of 2015)

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  41. greetings ! Ask ko lang po if i can use nbi clearance one of my valid id ( documents)?thankyou .or can you please give me list of acceptables ids or documents that i can use in my reimbursement

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  42. Hi. I miscarried my 3rd baby, and when I gave birth to my 4th daughter, I stated on MAT-1 that she is my 3rd baby cause I don’t know that my miscarried baby was included on the list. Later did I know that my miscarried baby is included. When I filed MAT-2, I stated there that my daughter is my 4th child. Now when I’m trying to avail my maternity claim I can’t cause the details were mismatched. What should I do? If I’m going to make a letter, what should it state?

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  43. Good day. Ask ko lang po ano po ibig sabihin ng for review : CRL is on going.? Unang file ko po kasi last July 6,2015 denied po as of august 6,2015.Nagfile po ulit ako kasi ipasa ko daw po birth certificate registered by LCR. Nagpasa at nagfile po ulit ako last august 13,2015. I check my online for rvw as of august 20, may possible po ba ako ulit madenied?sana po maapprove ung application ko. Pls give me advice.thanks

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  44. Hi! When the stat is denied, will they send the documents back to the branch where I submitted them or I need to get new documents to file again? Thank you!

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    1. About denied claim September 7, 2015
      Wait for your documents to be sent back to your home address through postal mail. Read the reason for denial. Follow instructions, or correct what is wrong, and then file again.

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  45. hi!!!tanung ko lang po if ilang month/months po bago ma claim..maternity reimbersement...date of delivery august 20,2015..

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  46. hi...tanung ko lang po f ilang month/months bago ma claim matermity reimbersement...san po pwde mag update..napasa ko na po lahat ng documents na kailangan.. cs po ako..salamat po..

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  47. hi po employed person po ako 5 mos. pregnant po. hindi pa po ako nakakapg notify sa SSS po ngayon ko sana balak mag notify kaso po ayaw po pirmahan ng employer ko yung notification form ko po dahil daw po late na daw po. ganun po ba talaga yun. salamat po.

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  48. janice Capindian 9/10/15,
    hi po I'm employed person. 5 mos. pregnant po. I have not notified SSS. Now I plan to notify but my employer refused to sign my notification form because it's already late, according to them. Is that true? Thanks po
    ANSWER: Hi Janice, no, you are not late. The rule is in the MAT1 form. Point out to them No. 1 in the lower portion of the MAT1 form. It says "at least sixty (60) days from the date of conception but not later than the date of delivery." This means submit MAT1 to your employer between your 60th day of pregnancy and your delivery date. Must be before delivery. Talk to them in a nice way, but insist that you need their signature and that they need to file your MAT1 with SSS so that you can get your benefit.
    By the way, are you eligible? This is how to see if you're eligible.

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  49. Hello ask ko lng po nagcheck po kasi ako ng status ng maternity claim ko online and nakalagay dun SETTLED check date is sept.08,2015 . gano po katagal un bago ideliver sa mailing address ko po? Thanks po

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    1. Hi Novelly Vargas, about delivery of maternity benefit check:
      Your check should be delivered to your address within a week to 2 weeks from Sep 8.

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  50. Hi. I have a question.. Naguguluhan na kasi ako. Naging employed member ako ng sss from june 2012-march 2013, naghulog ako sa time na yan. After march 2013, d n ko naghulog, amd then nabuntis naman ako ng june 2013, di ako nag file ng kahit ano sa sss nung mga time na yan. And then nanganak ako ng march 2014, di pa din ako nagpunta sa sss. And then kinasal naman ako ng dec 2014, recently lang mga last August 2015, nagpachange surname ako sa sss. Ok na. Magpapa voluntary na sana ako kaya lang naudlot since need na pala mag bayad agad. Kaya bumalik ako last week sa sss para itanong kung qualified pa ko sa maternity benefit, sabi sa information yes daw. Mag fill up daw ako ng mat 1 and mat 2. Kaso naudlot ulit ung pag fill up ko since d ko pala dala ung papeles ko for sss hehehe true ba tlaga na qualified pa din ako? Planning na bumalik sa sss next week to file mat 1 and 2 if qualified pa. Thanks sa advance reply mo.

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  51. Hi. Can I still file and claim for my Mat-2 even after a year of giving birth via CS? Kase nagkaron ng confusion sa maternity benefit policies within our company last year so i did not file my papers. I gave birth july 2014 and is still with the same company. thanks in adv.

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  52. Hi. I am currently employed but I passed my MAT 1 form directly to the SSS branch not through my employer. Would that be okay?

    thanks! :)

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    1. About MAT1 filing: Did your employer sign the form? If yes, it's okay to file it directly with SSS.

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  53. Hi, good day! Last april poh naaksidente ako.. fractured yung left arm ko nafile ko poh sickness ko with the same month by june poh back to work na ko. wala pa din yung sickness ko.. I even check in online and in sss branch walang naka file. every week na fofolow up poh ako sa HR namin palaging sinasabi hintayin ko na lang at darating din.. by September poh naka lagay online sa sss ko DENIED tapos eto naka lagay REMARKS: employer's not enrolled in smb payment thru the bank. pinakita ko po sa hr namin yun. ang sabi pa din sakin maghintay. 6 months na poh akong naghihintay wala pa din untill now. my chance poh ba na maclaim ko pa din yung sickness ko? Thanks and Godbless poh

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  54. About employer enrollment for sickness and maternity benefit payment thru banks
    Hi, good day! Last april I had an accident. I fractured my left arm. I filed my sickness with the same month. by june I got back to work. My sickness benefit hasn't arrived. I even check in online and in sss branch, there was no file. every week I followed up with HR and was always told to wait. by September I saw on online sss that it was DENIED and the REMARKS were: employer's not enrolled in smb payment thru the bank. I showed it to hr. I was told to wait. I've been waiting for 6 months.Is there still a chance I can claim my sickness benefit? Thanks and God bless poh
    ANSWER:
    Ask your HR when are they going to file the SMB Payment Thru Bank form or why they're not filing the form with an accredited bank. If your company cannot afford to maintain a bank account, it can file with SSS for exemption from the SMB system. Your benefit will not be paid if your company does not file this SMB form. After you're assured the SMB form has been filed and approved, you can refile your sickness benefit claim. SSS should have sent you already your denied claim, so you can attach it to your new claim filing. If you haven't received it by the time the SMB form has been approved, ask SSS if you can refile your claim without the denied documents.

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  55. i'd like to ask po because I gave birth on janury 31 2015 however I got separated from my emplyer last june 2014 and still the status of my sss is still employed .Do i still have to get certificate of separation from my last employer?Becaus eI was about to file my mat 2.and now I'm employed with my current employer

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    1. About member status when filing maternity benefit claim: If you paid 1 contribution as Voluntary just after your separation, your status could have changed to Voluntary, and you could have filed your claim as Voluntary. SSS did not know you were separated, so your status was not changed.
      The gap between your separation date and your delivery date is more than 6 months, so there's no need to file separation papers. Sad to say, some SSS officers still require these documents, based on comments here.
      When did you get re-employed? Talk with your current HR about filing through them as your true current member status at this moment is Employed. Your MAT2 member status should match your online member status, otherwise SSS will question the status discrepancy.
      If your current employer denies your request, ask them if you were already reported to SSS as their employee, and ask them what they think about your filing as Voluntary. And think about this suggestion, you have to ask others as I don't know all details, and decide for yourself: If you can still pay your Sep contribution (is the last digit of your SSS no. 9 or 0?), and if you were re-employed the middle of October, pay 1 contribution as Voluntary so your status will be changed to Voluntary, and so you can file ASAP your claim as Voluntary (check first online or with SSS if your status has changed to Voluntary). Again, ask others too.

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  56. Hi, I gave birth July 16 2012 and before that, I was already separated 2 or 3 months from the company I used to work for. I had contributions for 3-4 months and when I checked my account online, I am eligible for maternity benefits. I just want to ask, can I still claim it even it was 3 years ago and even if I was not able to file MAT1? Because I was not aware by then that I could still have maternity benefits even I already separated from my Employer.

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    1. About filing maternity benefit claim 3 years after delivery date: Yes, you can still file your claim. The time limit for filing is 10 years, although SSS will ask your reason for not filing early. MAT1 filing before delivery is a requirement -- based on comments here, some are approved, some are not, and I don't know the basis. You can try filing.
      Since the gap between your delivery date and separate date is less than 6 months, SSS might require you to submit a certification from your previous employer that they did not advance you any maternity benefit.
      Because you gave birth in July 2012, to be eligible, you should have at least 3 contributions within April 2011 to Mar 2012

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    2. I meant "separation date"

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  57. hi good day im april ocampo nagfile na po aq ng maternity q last march 2015 nanganak po q july 19 2015. ngaun po oct 29 2015 q palang ipapasa ang requirements para sa mat2. valid p po kya ang requirements q?salamat po

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  58. Good afternoon po miss KD. . gusto qu lang po sanang itanong. . kc po wayback 2011 I was 18 years old that tym. . and nag awol po aqu sa company na pnagwo2rkan qu since nadiagnose po na may cancer ung mom qu aqu ung nag alaga po kc sa kanya. and 1 month na po aqung awol from our company nung malaman qu na buntis po aqu kya hndi po nanotify ung sss. and I wasn't aware of sss maternity benefit po nuon. ngaung nafafile lang po aqu ng claim for my 2nd child na kapa2nganak qu lang po nung september tsaka lang po aqu nacurious sa maternity benefit. ang question qu po ma'am. pwede qu pa po bang iclaim ung sa 1st child qu nuon kahit na 2 years na ang nkalipas tsaka hndi nanotify ang sss. . and if incase po ba since AWOL po aqu sa company na un. . looking for forward fro your answer. . thank you very much po. .

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  59. and if incase po ba na pwede qu pa iclaim uhn pwede parin po ba kahit na halos sabay dun sa 2nd child qu. . thank you very much po and God bless . .

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    1. Hi Nicole, I'd like to give an accurate reply, so please tell me first when did you give birth to your first child? When did you go awol? What months were your posted SSS contributions in 2011 and 2010?

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  60. About wrong date of miscarriage on MAT2 form 10/22/15
    Hi, will my claim be denied if I what I wrote as date of miscarriage in my sss mat 2 was wrong? Instead of 08-30-2015, 09-30-2015 was what I wrote? if so what will I do to correct it? Thanks.
    ANSWER:
    If your other documents have your miscarriage date as 08-30-2015, and if the SSS officer who will evaluate your documents is efficient, yes, your claim will be denied. Are your documents still with your branch? Go asap to your branch and ask if your documents are still with them, and ask if you can claim them because you realized you made a mistake in the MAT2 form.
    If your documents are no longer with them, just wait for the result. If rejected, wait for your documents to be returned to you through the postal mail. Correct your mistake, and re-file your claim.

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  61. April Ocampo, about delayed filing of maternity benefit 10/28/15
    hi good day i'm april ocampo. I filed my maternity MAT1 last march 2015. I gave birth july 19 2015. It's only now oct 29 2015 that I'm passing my requirements for mat2. are my requirements still valid? thanks po
    ANSWER:
    Hi April, yes, you can still file. You're not late; you're just delayed. Yes, your requirements like birth certificate are still valid.

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  62. Hi Mam/Sir i have a question po panu po yung requirements ko ok na sa maternity ang problema na lng po ung signiture ng company ko po ayaw po nlang pumirma sbi lng po nla skin ipresent ko lng daw ung payroll ko at naka attouch dun ung coe ko po un daw ipakita kong pirma po na ayaw po tanggapin ng sss .. paanu po kaya un?

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  63. I wasn't able to file my maternity when I gave birth po. My daughter is turning two this November. A friend of mine told me that I can still file for it daw po. Is it possible po ba? If possible, what will be the process of filing for it po. Thanks!

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  64. hello po.. pwede po ba ang mother ko magprocess ng mat 2 ko kasi nandito ako sa abroad.. ok lang po ba authorization letter ko or need a SPA?
    thank you..

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  65. Hi Ma'am,

    tanong ko lang po I am now currently employed pero by this december po balak ko na po mag resign sa employer ko , gusto ko po sana mag file ng mat1 once nakapgresign nako sa employer ko expected delivery ko po kasi is APril 2016 ,ok lang po ba na by january 2016 na ko magfile ng mat1 valid pa po ba ? pls. answer .thank u

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  66. Hi po,

    Ask ko lang po paano gagawin q. Kakaresign q lng po sa employer q ngayon Nov 2015, I am 5 months pregnant po EDD is April 4, 2015. Hindi q po napasa MAT 1 q sa old employer q. Ngayon po may bagong na aqng employer, sa new employer q na po ba ipapasa ang MAT -1? Until wen po ba pwede mag pasa ng MAT -1? Kc I heard na pag 8 months na po ang pregnancy eh hnd na tinatanggap ni SSS. Dec pa po makakhulog ang New employer q ng SSS contribution ko. at 6 months preggy na aq nun.

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  67. hello po.. san po makikita yung date of coverage po?

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    1. Date of Coverage (DOC)
      If you have an online SSS account, you can see your DOC in your Member's Profile. Login to your account, click E-Services, then Member Inquiry. You will see your Employee Static Information.
      Your DOC is below your name.
      If you don't have yet an online account, you enroll. How to enroll in online SSS.
      You can also visit the nearest SSS with your ID and ask your DOC.

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  68. About wrong number of pregnancies on Mat2 form
    Hi Ma'am
    Nagfile po ako ng mat2 sa sss nung nov.17,2015.. Nagkamali po ako ng lagay ng number of deliveries imbes 4th,3rd nalagay ko pero kinuha prin nila yung mat2 at sbi ittx ako pra malaman ko kung ttanggapin ba yung mat2 ko.Pagtsek ko po ngyon via online Denied po.pinuntahan ko sa sss sabi hntayin dw yung hard copy na bumalik sa knila..pde pa kaya magawan ng paraan yun?.makukuha ko pa bo ba benefits ko?salamat po

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  69. jaguarpau9, About wrong number of pregnancies on Mat2 form 12/21/15
    Hi, I filed po mat2 at sss nov.17,2015. I made a mistake in writing the number of deliveries. Instead of 4th, I wrote 3rd. They accepted my mat2 and told me they'll text me. When I checked via online today, it was Denied po. I went to sss and I was told to wait for the hard copy to be sent back to them. Can we fix that? Can I get my benefits? Thanks po
    ANSWER:
    Yes, you can correct your error. Check also online, hoping they reconsidered. But if the denial was final, wait for your papers to be sent back to you through postal mail. Read the reason for denial, then correct it. And file again.

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  70. good morning po. I suffered miscarriage po last march 21, 2016. hindi pa po aq nakapagpasa ng mat-1 before aq mamiscarriage kasi po ung araw na nkunan aq is ung first time q pong nakapagpacheck up sa OB. then until now po hindi q pa napapasa ung ipafile ko for mat-1 and mat-2 dahil po sa requirements na needed for mat-2. ask q lang po kung may chance na maapprove ung maternity benefit q kahit sabay q lang ipafile ung mat1 and mat-2?

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  71. good morning po ma claim ku po ba kaya ung maternity loan ku pumunta po aku last friday s sss binigay po lhat skin ung mga requirements kaso po ung isang requirements nahirapan aku kunin ung clinical abstract lying in daw po sbi ksi ng pinag anakan ku may binibigay daw po na form ang sss kaya pumunta po ulit aku ng monday s sss sbi s mismong pinag anakan ku makukuha un napapagod na po aku mag pabalik blik sna po masagot po tong tnung ku :(
    anu po ba tlga san ku mkukuha un anug sbihin ku s nag paanak skin ??
    tska 1yrs na po ksi ang baby ku nawala ko po ung Maternity Notification form pati ung stamped form po kasama ung mga ultrasound ku po anu maganda ko pong gawin ??

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  72. Jocelyn Prado 6/1/16
    good morning po. can I claim my maternity benefit? I went to SSS last friday and was given a list of requirements. I have difficulty getting the clinical abstract. The lying in where I gave birth told me SSS gives a form for this so I went back to SSS, but SSS insisted I should get this from the lying-in. I'm so tired going back and forth :( Where should I get it? What should I tell the lying-in? My baby is now one year old. I lost my stamped Maternity Notification form including my ultrasound. What should I do?

    Lying-in, clinical abstract
    Hi Jocelyn, why do you need a clinical abstract? You had a normal delivery because you gave birth at a lying-in, right? Or did you have CS at a lying-in?
    For normal delivery, you submit these: Maternity Benefit Application for SE/VM, Maternity Notification, Birth Certificate, SSS ID. For your lost notification, write a letter that you lost your SSS-stamped MAT1. Attach it to a filled-up new notification. They might ask you to submit an affidavit of loss, but try filing a letter first.

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  73. HI po. hope you can help me clarify this things. according po sa SSS online account q Remarks : SETTLED CLAIM na ang maternity benefits q pero wala pa kaming narereceive na cheque. paano po un? Voluntary member po pla aq. tnx

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    1. Hi Bryan, usually the check is delivered about one month after it is settled or approved. It takes time for SSS to release the check to the SSS post office and it takes time for the SSS post office to deliver your check to your local post office and then to your home address.

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  74. Hi po mag ask lang po ako regarding sa mat., Nanganak po ako nung Sept 17, 2015 at naseparate po ako sa agency ko nung Dec.15, 2015. Nagsubmit po ako sa kanila ng Mat1 and Mat2 pero ndi naman naprocess dahil sa closed na po pla ung agency. Nung May 2015 nagpasa po ako sa Congressional Branch ng Nso birth cert, certificate of employment, certificate of non-cash advance payment, sinumpaang salaysay for Mat1, and Mat2 form pero na denied pa rin po sya. Wala po kasi akong L501 kasi closed na nga po ung company. Sbi lang po nung sss Branch can’t locate na daw po ung agency. makakapagclaim pa po ba ako?at san po ako pwd lumapit. Thank you po.

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    1. Hi RORO, did you check with SSS if the agency remitted your contributions? Verify your contributions with SSS. Bring your ID. You gave birth in Sep 2015 -- this means you qualify for maternity benefit if you paid at least 3 contributions within April 2014 to March 2015. So the first thing to do is check if your agency remitted your contributions.
      If you have the required contributions, file again at another SSS branch. Include this form: Affidavit of Undertaking

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  75. Good day. A quick question, can i still claim maternity benefit even after 1 year when i gave birth?
    My contribution background: last contribution from employer was Oct. 2012. Then I continued as a voluntary paying member since May 2016. As of now I only have 2 contribution.
    If I can still claim even past a year of delivery, how many contribution should i make before filling for a claim?

    Thanks and God bless.

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    1. Hi May, do you mean you gave birth June 2015? If yes, you qualify for maternity benefit if you paid at least 3 contributions within Jan to Dec 2014. SSS maternity eligibility. You are not allowed to pay for past years because there are payment deadlines. God bless too

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  76. Good day! The 3 credited months for my SSS benefit was under the first company I've worked with and nothing from the second company since it has been refunded and credited for my backpay. Since I'm currently unemployed and left my first company Oct 2015 and 2nd company last jan 2016, would I still need to submit the voluntary docs like cert of separation? And if yes, which company should I get it from? The 1st company where the credited 3 months are from or the 2nd company since it was my last employer? And also, where should I get the L-501 form? SSS? Hope to hear from you asap. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Nikki, since your last company did not remit to SSS your contributions, it means your last company is not recorded in your SSS data. Check your online SSS data and see if your last company is recorded in your employment history. If none, this means you don't have to submit separation documents as I assume the gap between Oct 2015 (your separation from your first company) and your delivery date is more than 6 months.

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  77. hello po, tanong ko lang, mas mtagal ba re processung ng denied claims. nag pasa po kxe ako for miscarriage reimbursement. pinasa ko sya may 24.then na denied sya may 30th for lacking of doc. so pinasa ko sya ulit nung june 6.. till now denied pa din yung status nya as of may 30th. everytime eh check ko sau online.. d pa din nka reflect don na mag re submit na ako. advice sakin 2weeks lang daw.. 2weeks na po kxe. wlang pading update.. and if possible ma approve sya.. kelan kya mkukuha yung check..manganganak kxe ako first week ng uly kya ko sana hinahabol pra magamit ko yung money... rha k u po.

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  78. janice 6/17/16
    hello po, does re-processing of denied claims take longer? I filed for miscarriage reimbursement may 24 and it was denied may 30th for lack of docs. I refiled june 6. till now the status is still denied as of may 30th. everytime I check online it's not yet reflected I resubmitted. I was advised it will take only 2 weeks. It's been 2 weeks. No update yet. If approved, when can I possibly get the check? I'll give birth first week of July so I need the money. thanks po.
    ANSWER:
    Processing time varies. I hope your resubmission is already reflected. If not yet, just wait. If approved, usually the check is delivered to the home address within one month after approval.

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  79. hi po miss jk!
    sobrang wala po talaga akong idea sa maternity benefits..
    someone told me that pwd pa daw po akong mg file ng maternity kahit hindi ako naka file nang mat1..mg file lang dw po ako ng mat2
    ano po ba yung mga requirements na dapat dalhin and my chance pa po ba na ma approve yung maternity benefit ko???

    please help naman po! Thankyou in advance :)

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  80. Hi. I just need some testimonials/experiences... i checked my sss account online, and nagreflect na po doon na ung maternity benefit ko e settled na last june24. Tumawag po ako sa sss call center. Sabi skin naremit na po daw ng sss sa bpi main branch un cheke ko ng june24. i called bpi call center naman pra magtanong since wala pa sa account ko, sbi nila skin wala daw sila way pra malocate ung tseke kung nsa kanila na nga. Ang weird lang. Usually po ba how long bago madeposit sa account ung tseke? voluntary member po ako. Thanks sa info.

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  81. Hello po ask ko lng if pwede po ba ako magclaim ng maternity ko kasi last September 2014 pa yung endo ko sa trabaho KO. And Buntis po ako ngaun ng 3mos po.

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    1. Hi Dewey: So your expected due date is Jan 2017? If Jan 2017 ang due date mo, it's good na you pay for July August Sep asap this quarter. If the last digit of your SSS no. is 7 or 8 or 9 or 0, puede mo pang bayaran ang Apr to June para full ang benefit mo. Dapat sa SSS branch. Pag 7 or 8, your payment deadline is today. If 9 or 0, your payment deadline is July 29.
      If your due date is Dec, it's possible you will qualify if your April May June payment is accepted by SSS and if the SSS evaluator will not see that you paid in July, which is part of your semester of delivery.

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  82. Good day. Can I still claim my maternity benefit even though I have birth last February 2014?
    My last contribution from employer was May 2012. Then I continued as voluntary paying member last month..

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    1. Hi Joy: Sorry you were not qualified for maternity benefit when you had your Feb 2014 delivery. You should have had at least 3 contributions within Oct 2012 to Sep 2013. Continue paying so you can avail later on.

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  83. KD
    hi good afternoon po, I just want to ask if I can avail that mat benefits? when I check my contribution it shows that I only contributed 10 months and my last payment posted last April 2015 and after then I wasnt able to contribute because I stopped working and last March 2016 I got pregnant my expected delivery is on November.
    Pls. help what can I do if there is still I can do to avail.... Thank you

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    1. Can I avail of Maternity benefit?
      Sorry most likely you will not qualify. Dapat you have at least 3 contributions within July 2015 to June 2016. But if the last digit of your SSS no. is 7, or 8, or 9 or 0, you can pay today for April May and June 2016 so you might be able to qualify. I said "might" because I don't know if the SSS officer that will evaluate your claim will check the date of your payment. Meron kasing bagong policy na dapat ang payment ay hindi within the semester of delivery, eh this July is part of your semester of delivery.

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  84. Hello po, I had a miscarriage last July 9 and may mga additional docs pa na inaask saken ang SSS like pre-natal records, med cert na pregnant ako and proof of pregnancy. Per our HR, SSS didnt't acknowledged the ultrasound I submitted daw kasi it does not remark any pregnancy daw. The remarks in my first ultrasound is: "thickened endometrium consider early pregnancy" wala pa talaga fetus nakita kc early pa nga lang. Then after that, I got a miscarriage na. Is there a possibility that my claim will be denied? Does SSS deny maternity claims for miscarriage women who had early pregnancy na wala pa talaga nakitang fetus? Thank you.

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  85. Goodmorning po ask ko lang po pano po kung nawala ko po yung M1 na my naka attach na ultrasound at received ng sss? Ano po gagawin ko?

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  86. Goodmorning po ask ko lang po pano po kung nawala po yung pinareceive na M1 sa sss? Ano po gagawin ko?

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  87. Hi good day! My last contribution with my employer is May 2012 after i give birth june 2012 i was not able to go back to work and I was not able to process my maternity reimbursement, but I have the MAT1 and currently the company was closed. so i will not able to provide cert. of separation, No advancement certificate and the employer specimen card. Do I have chances to get that benefits. Please advise. thanks

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  88. Good day po! Member ako 2005 p ng mgstart ako mgwork as contractual pero nahulugan nmn po ng mga employer k, then 2008 up to present continues ako ngbbyad as voluntary member (single p ako) dcmber 2015 kinasal ako at dp nkpgchange status. Nitong march 2016 ngfile ako ng Mat 1 due ko at nanganak ako ng May 21, after 1 month naefile ko Mat 2 ko, nacompute nrin mgkno mkukuja ko after 3 weeks kahapon pinallow up ko bingyan ako papel n denied without any reason, balik daw ako ulit ksi un officer n pingfilan ko wala.

    Sa tingin nyo po ano problema eh complete rqrmnts po ako,?. Pero iniisip ko po kasi ung Mat 1 ko as single p ksi un ung nsa id ko, then ung Mat 2 and rqrmnts ko iba n apilido ko.. any advce??

    Thank you

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  89. Hi! Good day! I just want to ask po if may effect po ang delinquent loan sa sss maternity benefit claim po? May nakausap Po kasi ako sa sss ang sabi po is sa final benefit yun dinededuct like retirement benefit. Magkaiba daw po ang benefit at loan. Paliwanag po nila sakin. Pero po dami po ko nabasa na comment dito na sa maternity dinededuct ang delinquent loan. Just want a confirmation lang po. Thanks.

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  90. Good morning po. Confirm ko lang po if may effect ang delinquent loan sa maternity benefit claim po? May nakausap po kasi ako sa sss ang sabi po ay sa final benefit daw dinededuct ang delinquent loan hindi sa maternity. Pero may nababasa kasi po ako sa mga comments dito na may effect yun. Confirm ko lang po sana kung ano po ba tama dun. Employed po ako ngayon at naka maternity leave po ako. Salamat po..

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  91. Good day po. I'm still waiting for your response. Hopefully this time you would possibly respond on my concerns. Im just confirming if delinquent loan have an effect on sss maternity benefit claim? Because i had talked to sss hotline personnel and he said that it doesnt have any effect on the claim. Because that delinquent loan will be deducted on final benefit like retirement. Hoping to have a clarification from you. Thanks :)

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    1. Effect of delinquent loan on maternity benefit: In previous years, the delinquent salary loan amount was deducted in full from the maternity benefit, but now, there's a change based on the rules included in the new salary loan form. Now, only the delinquent salary loans of self-employed and voluntary members are deducted from the maternity benefit. It's not specifically mentioned in the salary loan form, but it follows that the delinquent loans of employed members are deducted from final benefits.

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  92. sabi ng sss 4 children lang ang qualified, pano po kung voluntary nag start lang maghulog nung malalaki na ang apat na mga anak, tapos nagkaroon pa ng baby, hindi pa rin ba covered ang pang lima kahit na kaka start nya pa lang maghulog?

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    1. Four-pregnancy limit: Sorry, pero ganon ang policy ng SSS. Sabi mo nag-start ka as voluntary, nag-file ka ba ang self-employed registration form? Kasi hindi valid ang payments kapag you started paying as voluntary. Kung hindi ka sure, go to SSS with your ID and ask what is your date of coverage, para ma-sure mo.

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  93. hi po ask ko lng if ppno ko mkukuha yung benefits ko sa maternity.. nkpgpsa n po ako ng mga req. and nsakin n dn po yung stub. kso po d ko po alm f ppnu mclaim yun. wla rin po ako online account.

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    1. Hi Annabelle, naglagay ka ba ng bank account number sa SSS form? Nag-verify ba yong SSS officer ng atm card mo or passbook mo? If yes, your benefit will be deposited to your bank account. Pag hindi, your benefit cheque will be delivered to your home address by your local postal delivery man. Enroll in SSS online service para ma-trakc mo yong benefit mo kung approved na.

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  94. Hi po valid pa din po ba if december 2016 pa ako magfile ng mat 2 pero ung mat 1 ko nafile ko po aia ng october 2015 nanganak po ng feb 6 2016 wala pa po kasing berthcerticate baby ko nasa saudi po kasi ang asawa ko wala pong pipirma ng berthcertificate nia sa municipto di pa po kasi kami kasal valid pa ba un?

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    1. Hi wife of Saudi OFW, yes, okay lang, you have 10 years within which to file your maternity claim, pero siempre it's best to file as soon as you have your child's birth cert. Sige, okay lang na antayin mo muna ang husband mo. Sa SSS, puede na ang birth certificate galing sa munisipyo basta certified true copy, signed, stamped or sealed. Okay lang na magkalayo ang dates ng notification at claim. What's important is your notification date was before your delivery.

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    2. Kahit hindi kasal, puedeng pirmahan ng father ang birth certificate. Valid ang maternity claim sa SSS kahit hindi kasal sa father of the child.

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  95. Hi po..pasingit sa busy sched mo..ask ko lang,ang due date ko kc eh sept.10. Nagstart uli ako maghulog eh oct.2015 hangang march 2016, nagfile ako ng mat.1 nung jan.18,2016.nakalagay don qualified na ako makakuha ng maternity benefits.di ko na nahulugan ng apr.gang ngaun,kc super bed rest ako..wat if manganak ako ngaung august? Qualified pa rin kaya ako makakuha ng maternity benefits?
    Pacnsya na uli sa abala ha.

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    1. Hi latiffa, yes, even if you give birth in August, you're still qualified for the maternity benefit. It's because Aug and Sep belong to the same quarter.

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  96. Good evening po. May question lang po ako tungkol sa maternity benefit po. Kaka resign ko lang po recently, last day ko po sa work eh 15 June 2016 after that po di pa po ako na cocontribute ulit pero po ipagpapatuloy ko naman-voluntary. May nagsabi po sakin na kelangan ko pong i declare sa SSS yung pregnancy ko. Ask ko lang po, kelangan ko pa pong mag bayad ng voluntary until day nang delivery ko. EDD ko po ay November 1.
    So bale before 15 June 2016 EMPLOYED po ang status ko. Then after that mag voluntary na po ako. Kelangan ko pa ba pong ipagpatuloy or okay na po yung binayad ko nung employed pa ako...
    I was employed pala po since 2009 pero 2 employers po, so different po yung contributions.

    Medyo naguguuluhan po ako, pa suggest naman po ng magandang gawin.

    Maraming salamat po. God bless us. :)

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    1. Hi chankyME,
      yes, you need to file a Maternity Notification form asap, before delivery. You don't need to pay if you don't have yet funds to pay. Puede na yong na-contribute mo. It's good if you Enroll in SSS online service so you can track your records and benefit approval.

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    2. Good day!

      just wanted to ask i was employed last March 2016, my EDD will be January 2017, it's my first time to file for Mat 1, what are the requirements needed and how it will be process? and what if my employer is not up-to date paying my contribution.. what can i expect?

      thank you.
      Hoping to hear from you soon.

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    3. Please scroll down, nasagot ko ang tanong mo sa "Unremitted SSS contributions."

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  97. Hello gud evening ..
    Ask lang po hmm ng register kc aq via cellphone tas chineck co ung status ng maternity co .. Ang reply is denied daw po ii kumpleto nmn po lahat ng mga documents na pinasa co .. Tas ng verify din aq sa post office nmin wala padaw talaga checke co galing sa sss tas ang reason lng sakin ng 2600 is Others daw po kaya denied ng file aq ng maternity co july 21 ,2016 how long ba tlga bgo maka claim kc nmn nun sa first baby co 3 weeks lang ii nkuha co agad ung cheke sa post office nmin dto

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    1. Denied maternity benefit: Have you enrolled in online SSS? Para makita mo ang status ng claim mo? Here is how to enroll in SSS online service. Kapag nakalagay na Denied, wait for your claim, then read the reason for rejection. Check kung merong instructions, then correct what is wrong, then re-file your claim again.

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  98. Hi,good day my name is lyn. My question po ako nag file na po ako ng MAT1 last dec. 2015 and dec. 2015 din po ako nanganak kaso until now di ko pa din po nafifile ung other requirement like MAT2 etc. Ask ko po pwede ko pa din po ba file sa SSS ung maternity benefit ko once na macomplete ko na ung requirement kasi kakarequest ko lang po ng COE ko sa agency na naghahandle sa company na pinagtrabahuhan ko. Thankyou .. Very appreciate kung masasagot nyo ung tanung ko.. GODBLESS.

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    1. Hi Jonathan: Yes, puede pang mag-file. Filing period is 10 years, pero siempre file as soon as documents are available.
      God bless din. Eligible ka sa maternity benefit kapag meron kang at least 3 posted contributions within July 2014 to June 2015. When did you resign from your work?

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    2. Yes po my contribution nmn po ako ng june 2015 to dec.2015 since na end of contract po ako ng June 2015. Once na mafile ko na po kailangan ko po ba mag contribute muna ng january 2016 to present?? Since di pa po ulit ako nakakapag contribute mula nun manganak ako last dec. 2015. ?? Thankyou again..

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  99. hi.. as lang po ako.. manganganak ako on March 2017. last SSS contribution ko po is March 2016. eligible po ba ako for maternity benefit? or need ko mgvoluntary contribution? if i'll pay for voluntary contribution, the higher the better po ba? I'm planning po sana na mghulog nlang ng minimum contribution which is 110 eh. kaso baka magsayang lang ako ng time, effort and pamasahe. baka magkano lang makukuha if minimum lang contribution?

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    1. Voluntary contributions and eligibility for maternity benefit: Meron kang at least 3 contributions within Oct 2015 to March 2016? Pag merong 3, eligible ka for maternity benefit. If you have 4 to 6 months, much better kasi SSS will consider 6 average salary credits (yong mga highest). Kung meron ka ng 3 to 6, puede nang hindi mag-contribute. Pero kung kulang, pay for July to Sep -- the bigger the amount, the better. File your notification ASAP.

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  100. Hi, good day!
    i was employed last March 2016 , currently i am 4 mos. pregnant my EDD will be January 2017, my question is what if my employer is not up-to date paying my contributions in SSS.. but they have deducted my salary monthly.. can i still avail the Mat. benefit?
    please let me know...
    thank you.

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    1. Unremitted SSS contributions: SSS will depend on posted contributions sa SSS, hindi yong contributions sa payslip. Usually late ang posting ng mga employee contributions kasi nagsa-submit ang mga employers ng collection list (where employee names are listed) every quarter, so paid na halimbawa ang July and Aug, pero hindi pa mapost sa SSS kasi sa Oct pa magsa-submit ang employers ng collection list. Anyway, by Jan 2017, dapat na-post na ang Mar to Sep na contributions mo. Kung meron ka nang na-post na 3 contributions, puede ka nang mag-file ng notification sa SSS through your employer.

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  101. Nagfile ako ng mat2 nito lng may 30 2016 na denied xa ng june 30 sa di ko malamang dahilan.nag chek ako online ang remarks nya ay ung sss numbr ko ay belongs to MALE member paano nangyari yun kung 2013 ko pa xa hinulugan as an employed member.nagpunta ako ng sss diliman at pinabalik ako ng sss deparo branch dahil dun ako nagfile ang sabi nmn sa deparo kailangan p ng clarification galing doctor dahil naoperahan ako dahil nag ectopic ako.imposibleng magkaroon ako ng kaparehas na sss number.posible bang may pagkakamali sa mismong sss dahil hanggang ngayon wala akong makuhang matinong sagot dahil tumatagal ung mga papel ko na walang nangyayari hanggang ngayon.simula na nagrequest sila ng mga isusumiteng mga kailangan para sa pag file ng mat2.1wik palang ay nakumpleto ko na.

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  102. Posible bang magkaparehas ng sss number ko sa lalaki dhil hndi ma release ang mat2 ko may 2016 ko pa ko nagfile na denied ng june 30.o sadyang may pagakamali sa sss.dhil kumpleto nmn ang mag binigay kong na kailangan nila mula sa doktor hanggang sa employer ko nag ectopic poako last year.ang remarks ay ung sss number ko ay belongs to male member.kaya xa na denied.ano ho bng pde kong gawin kung 2013 plng ay nahuuulugan ko na yun as an employed member

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  103. Posible bang magkaparehas ng sss number ko sa lalaki dhil hndi ma release ang mat2 ko may 2016 ko pa ko nagfile na denied ng june 30.o sadyang may pagakamali sa sss.dhil kumpleto nmn ang mag binigay kong na kailangan nila mula sa doktor hanggang sa employer ko nag ectopic poako last year.ang remarks ay ung sss number ko ay belongs to male member.kaya xa na denied.ano ho bng pde kong gawin kung 2013 plng ay nahuuulugan ko na yun as an employed member

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    1. Female member incorrectly labeled as Male: Enroll in SSS online service so you can check your Member Data kung Male pa rin yong Sex or Gender mo. Kung Male pa rin, mag-file ka uli ng Change of Member Data Form. Fill up mo yong "Correction of Sex" from Male to Female. Present your birth cert. Female ba yong gender mo sa birth certificate? After filing at na-change na, icheck mo sa online SSS data mo kung Female na yong sex mo, then if Female na, re-file your maternity claim.

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  104. hi, i just want to ask because im going to file MAT1 but i do have an unpaid SSS Loan which made my acct deliquent because of my prev company just made one payment.How can i be eligible for MAternity Benefits?

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    1. Maternity benefit and Unpaid SSS loan: Based on the new policy written on the new maternity claim form, if you are employed, you can claim your maternity benefit even if you have an unpaid salary loan. If you are now voluntary, your salary loan balance will be deducted from your maternity benefit.
      You are qualified for maternity benefit if you have paid at least 3 contributions within the 12-month period before your semester of delivery. File your notification ASAP.
      Are you employed? When were you separated? When is your due?

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  105. hai po im 2 months pregnant po ako ngayon member po ako ng sss nung dalaga pa ako since 2010 p tpos hnd ko na na update tpos dalaga pa po ang lastname ko sa e-1 ko ngayon mag voluntary contribution pra ma qualified ako sa maternity benefits.pls answer po tnx

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    1. Hi aiko: Nakapag-contribute ka ba sa SSS as Employed? I asked kasi dapat naging Employed member muna dati bago mag-Voluntary. If yes, oo, you can contribute starting this quarter, July to Sep. I-update mo na rin yong SSS civil status mo para ready na when you file for benefit. Punta ka lang sa SSS with your marriage cert (orig and xerox) and your ID and fill up the Change of Member Data form. I-fill up mo yong change of name and change of civil status

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  106. Hi,good day my name is lyn may question po ako nag file na po ako ng MAT1 last dec. 2015 and same month lng din pi ako nanganak kaso po until now di ko pa rin po na fifile ung other requirement like MAT2 etc. Kasi napending po ung clearance ko sa dating kong company due to pending transaction ko and last july 2016 lang po sya napirmahan ng supervisor ko and now kakarequest ko lang po ng certificate of employment and certificate of non cash advancementof maternity and the updated L501 ang question ko po pwede ko pa po ba sya ifile ung maternity benefits until ma complete ko po ung requirement??? Hanggang kelan po ba sya pwede I file?? Thank you.

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    1. Hi Jonathan: Yes, puede kang mag-file after makuha mo na yong docs mo, this year or next year. Pag matagal na at ayaw nilang ibigay ang docs mo, you file this SSS form Affidavit of Undertaking

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  107. Hi. I'm Joyce, gusto ko lang po mag ask kung qualified ba ako for mat benefit. I have 10 months contribution, from August 2014-May 2015. Employed po ako dati, bale nagresign po ako nung May 2015. After nun, stop po yung contribution ko. Nanganak po ako November 2015. Pwede pa po kaya ako magfile? 10months na po after nang delivery ko. and kung magfile ako, hihingan po kaya ako ng proof from my previous employer na hindi ako nakakuha ng pera thru them? at anu pa po kaya ang nga kelangan ko i-submit? Hope to hear from you/ thank you.

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    1. Hi Joyce: Yes, eligible ka for the benefit. Yes, you can file even after several months. Meron bang more than 6 months between your dates of resignation and delivery? Kung meron, hindi na needed, pero merong SSS officers na ire-require pa rin, kasi medyo around 6 months yong sa case mo. Ask docs from your former employer, and if they refuse to give you docs, use this SSS Affidavit of Undertaking.

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  108. Hi! This is Jhen. I just want to ask if possible ba magkaproblem kung magkaiba name and address ko sa MAT 1 & MAT 2? For MAT 1 kasi, I used my maiden name and previous address. I filed my MAT 1 last june. I updated my status and address just a week ago. My due date is on Nov. So technically, I will be using my married name and new address for MAT 2. Would that be okay? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jackie: When you said you updated, did you mean you updated with SSS? If yes, you did right. And yes, you're right that you'll use your married name and new address in your MAT2 filing. SSS will use your data in your MAT2 and will check if it matches your SSS record. You said you updated so they will match.

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  109. Hello po. Nag file po aq ng mat 1 nung sept 6 2016 . na approved nmn po siya tpos bngyan po aq ng list ng req for mat 2 . nklagay po dun yung mga need n req. Kgaya ng mga coe at proof na di aq nkkakuha ng pera thru them.. Ask ko lng po kng paano po kng di aq bgyan ng last company ko ng coe at iba png need papers from my last employer kse po .. Nag start po aq dun sa work ko ng march 21 .. Hnggang may 7 lng po wala p pong 2 months aq nkpag work kse i confirmed n april 22 buntis n po pla aq kya result po ay plgi aqng absent dhl maselan po yung pagbubuntis ko hnggang sa na awol n lng po aq at dina lng pmsok.. Sana po mtulungan nio po aq kng maaaproved p po b ung mat2 ko .. Help po.

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  110. Hello po. Nag file po aq ng mat 1 nung sept 6 2016 . na approved nmn po siya tpos bngyan po aq ng list ng req for mat 2 . nklagay po dun yung mga need n req. Kgaya ng mga coe at proof na di aq nkkakuha ng pera thru them.. Ask ko lng po kng paano po kng di aq bgyan ng last company ko ng coe at iba png need papers from my last employer kse po .. Nag start po aq dun sa work ko ng march 21 .. Hnggang may 7 lng po wala p pong 2 months aq nkpag work kse i confirmed n april 22 buntis n po pla aq kya result po ay plgi aqng absent dhl maselan po yung pagbubuntis ko hnggang sa na awol n lng po aq at dina lng pmsok.. Sana po mtulungan nio po aq kng maaaproved p po b ung mat2 ko .. Help po.

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    1. Hi Aileen: Sorry this is a delayed response. I had to go somewhere. I hope you come back to read my reply. Meron nang SSS form kung nag-AWOL ka. Ito yong AFFIDAVIT OF UNDERTAKING.

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    2. Thank you po sa response .. Hinhinty ko po tlga ito. San ko po mkukuha yung affidavit of undertaking .Sa sss po ba ? . ska tnong ko lng po ba kung sure n my makukuha po aq n benifits .Kse pp ang hulog ko po ay from march 2015 to may 2016 .ang duedate ko po ay sa dec. 2016.

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  111. Hi po ,, ask ko lang 2 years na po akong member ng sss and nanganak po ako noong december ,, 9 months na po ang baby ko pwede pa po bang magfile ng maternity benefits?? Salamat po

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    1. Hi Shem, puede pa ring mag-file kung qualified ka. Meron ka bang at least 3 contributions within July 2014 to June 2015? Kung meron, puede kang mag-file. Required na na-file dapat ang maternity notification prior to child delivery pero kung nanganak ka sa DOH-licensed hospital, ma-consider ang claim mo kahit yong notification mo ay delayed filing.

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  112. hi po, nag inquire po aq s sss last aug.17 po regarding maternity benefits, nagbuntis po aq march 2015 at nanganak nung nov 5,2015..nung pumunta po aq s sss pra mag inquire nadeny po dhl lack of contributions po..nagresign po kse aq oct 2013 pa pro ung last contributions q po ay january 2014.. ask lng po kung merun pa ibang praan?

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    1. Hi Zarah: Sorry pero hindi ka talaga qualified. Next time ka na lang mag-claim. Continue paying your contributions. You gave birth Nov 2015, so ang semester of contingency mo is July 2015 to Dec 2015. Ang mga months na titingnan ng SSS kung meron kang at least 3 contributions ay yong 12-month period BEFORE your semester of contingency, so titingnan nila yong 12 months from July 2014 to June 2015 kung meron kang contributions. Wala ka, so hindi ka qualified. Walang remedyo kasi hindi puedeng bayaran ang contributions for the past years.

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  113. Hi po nbura po ata ung qurstion q its about my wife .. mkka.avail pdin ba sya ng sss benefit khit after na nya manganak ifile ang form ng maternity reimbursment nkapag pass na po sya nag maternity notication and may stamp na po un na receive then ok lng b na khit d na sya nag fill up ng maternity and sickness bank form? Due nya kc this month .. slamat po ..

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    1. Hi They michael: Yes, makaka-avail siya. Ang pag-file ng reimbursement is after delivery, kasi isa-submit ang birth certificate.
      About bank form: Parang hindi pa naman required na lahat ay thru the bank ang pagbigay ng benefit kung voluntary. Ang alam kong required ay yong mga employers. Yong sa voluntary, puede pa rin yong through tseke.
      Malalaman nio rin pag required na for all ang bank account kapag ifa-file nio na yong reimbursement claim nio. Hahanapan kayo ng account number.

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  114. Hi po. Ask ko lang po kung valid id ba ang baranggay id? Pwede po ba un sa sss?

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    1. Hi Rina: Yes, puede, pero dapat dalawang ID kasi secondary ID lang ang barangay ID. Tingnan mo itong list of valid IDs dito

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  115. Good evening! I suffer miscarriage last sept 3 and naraspa na dn po ako that time. Ang kaso po is hndi ko alam na buntis po ako at wala akong before and after na ultrasound. Paano po kaya iyon ?

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    1. Hi Zairyl: Meron kang histopathology report? Minsan yong SSS officer iko-consider nila kung meron ka nito plus D&C report, medical certificate and OB history from OB. If you have these docs, try filing. You can read about the experiences of others who had miscarriage here:
      Denied Miscarriage Claims
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  116. I am 8 months pregnant but still d ko po alam if normal or CS po ako. Na file n ang mat 1 ko po bale iaadvance ng office ang cheke ko 2 weeks before ako mag file ng leave hindi nila alam pano icompute so sa normal n lang nila icompute pano po if normal pero biglang na emergency CS tapos binigay lang ng office pag normal yung kulang po b pwede pang maibigay sa kn ng office? Para sa CS hope for your response thanks

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    1. Normal or CS: Yes, ibibigay ng office mo ang kulang, kasi mae-extend ang leave mo to 78 days. Just notify your HR. Your company has complied with the advancement policy, so I think they're a good company and they will comply with other policies.

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  117. hi good morning naguguluhan talaga ko sa please enlighten me.
    i am now pregnant with my 3rd child.i will give birth on March 2017.im employed from May 2016 to SEPT 2016(I just resigned from my work this SEPT 12)

    upon checking my ss online i have contribution as employed from june tO JUly this year.i already filed my mat on August 25th.i have a payslip that my employer already deducted me certain amount for my august salary.

    questions.

    why is it not posted yet.

    do i need to get the 3documents from my company base on the separation date and delivery date that i have mentioned?


    lastly,i filed my Mat1 personaly not by company.
    upon viwing my ss online it states that theres no benifit claim filed.

    thanks in advance

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    1. Enter your reply...*benifit claim application filed

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    2. Hi emelyana: Companies remit SSS payments every month (only company name appears on the receipt), but they file the collection lists (where employee names appear) every quarter. This is the reason contributions of employed members are posted late. Andon na sa SSS yong pera, pero yong names ng employees, wala pa. Policy ng SSS yon na quarterly ang submission of collection lists.
      Anyway, by March or April 2017 na mag-file ka na, posted na dapat ang contributions mo.
      About no benefit filed: Kasi hindi ka pa naman nag-file ng claim, kaya wala pa. Ang tingnan mo yong maternity notification, kung anong comment doon. Basta meron kang notification document na stamped/signed by SSS, okay na.
      About separation docs: Ang policy ng SSS is you submit those separation papers if the gap between your resignation date and child delivery date is less than 6 months. If you give birth after March 12, puede na sigurong hindi na. Depende na sa SSS officer. Kung gusto mong mag-file as Voluntary (hindi Separated), mag-contribute ka as Voluntary para ma-change yong status mo to Voluntary.

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  118. Ask ko lng po bkt po nung nag file ako ng mat 1 .binigyan aq ng req. For mat 2 . nklgay po dun ee need ko ng single savings account .xerox copy po ng deposit slip at atm .kelangan po b tlga tun . kse po sa. Iba nmn dw. Po ay tseke n sa. Knila.

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    1. Hi Aileen: Siguro gusto na ng SSS na fully implement na yong atm payment of benefits for voluntary members. Kasi sa employed, sa atm account na talaga ng employers yong benefits. Mas maganda nga yan, kasi mas mabilis yong payment of benefits. If you like, yong
      BPI Easy Saver account
      , walang maintaining balance yon, pero merong 5-peso charge every atm withdrawal.

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    2. Salamat po sa reply nio .. Ay ganon po ba ms mbilis po bang dumating yung payment ng benifits thru atm kesa tseke po .. Binigyan po aq ng sss dto smin sa balayan batangas ng waver n ipapakita ko kpag ngpagawa aq ng savings account sa landbank po .

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  119. hi po, nag file po ako ng maternity loan after 20 days po pag chek ko sa employer ko denied daw.. completo naman lahat ng requirements ko. I asked the reason why denied, sabi ng hr namin ask ko lang daw yung SSS.. pumunta po ako sa SSS ang sabi ask ko lang daw ung employer ko.. sino or saan ko ba dapat or paano ko ba malalaman ang reason kung bakit na denied ako? ty po

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    1. Hi joy: Enroll in SSS online service para makita mo yong reason. To enroll, you need your employer's SSS no. so you ask your HR what's their SSS no. If denied, wait for your documents to be mailed back to your home address. Correct kung anuman yong error, then re-file again.
      Isa pang reason: Baka yong employer mo ay hindi pa nag-file ng Sickness and Maternity Benefits Payment Thru the Bank (SMB) form. Tanungin mo sila. Kasi required na ito for all employers. Hindi na tseke ang benefit payment; instead idedeposit sa account ng employer and then ibibigay sa yo through payroll.

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  120. Hi. Ask lang po. Hindi po ako nakapag file ng MaT1, at Mat2. hindi ko po kasi alam na kailangan pala inotify na buntis ka. Nakapanganak na po ako last sept. Of 2015. Makakakuha pa po ba ako ng benefits ko? Ano po ba dpat kong ipasa na nga requirements at saan ko po siya kukunin at saang SSS po ako magpapasaa? Taga Cainta po kami. Please help po. Salamat po ng marami.

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    1. Hi Lynxmeister: Are you a self-employed or voluntary member? I asked kasi sabi mo hindi mo alam na kelangan ang notification. Yong first contributions mo ba sa SSS ay paid when you were employed?
      What months in 2014 and 2015 did you pay for your SSS contributions? So I can check if you qualify for SSS maternity benefit. Did you give birth in a hospital?

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  121. Hi. I have a question. I was employed in a BPI company from 2009 to 2012. Due to sensitive pregnancy, i was advised by my on to take a bed rest for a whole month. After a month, the company tagged me as AWOL. i wasnt able to file my mat1 for i only have my postal id as a valid id. Hr had me surrender my company id. Can i still file for reimbursement after 4 years? If yes, how? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Mhykl & Mhdi: You should have filed your maternity notification when you were put on AWOL, meaning you could have filed as Voluntary, using your postal ID.
      Anyway, yes, you can file even after 4 years. The prescription is 10 years. SSS will ask while you did not file 4 years ago, so prepare your answer. But it's not a reason to reject your claim. SSS just wants to know why. Is the gap between your date of AWOL and date of delivery less than 6 months? If yes, submit also an Affidavit of Undertaking. See the SSS maternity benefit claim forms here.

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    2. By the way, please comment again so I'll know if you came back to read my reply, as my response was delayed.

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  122. Hi! Approved na po yung claim ko sa sss nunh Sept 16 pero Wala Pa Din Po pumapasok Sa Account Ko. Kailangan Po Ba Personal Idedeposit Or Yung Bank Na?

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    1. Hi Cleomelle: Did you file as Voluntary member? If voluntary, and if you were required to submit your bank account no., just wait. Merong processing time din yan. Yong SSS ang magde-deposit ng benefit mo sa bank account mo through their SSS-bank system.

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  123. Question po, im pregnant like 1 month plang, mag papasa sana ako ng MAT 1 kaso di pa nalabas sa system ng SSS ung contributions ko sa current employer. pero from our HR may sinend sila saken na certificate of conrtributions for 4mos with OR and date of remittance. ,ano pong magandang gawin pra ma submit ko ung maternity notification ko?

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    1. Maternity notification: Sabi sa SSS notification form, file at least 60 days after conception, so while waiting for your 2nd month, you can also wait for your contributions to get posted. But ask your HR if they can file your notification for you ahead of your 2nd month through your employer's SSS online account.
      About filing over the counter at SSS, it should be your employer filing your notification at the SSS, but if you like to file by yourself at SSS, and if your contributions are not yet posted with SSS, you can try presenting your employer's certificate of contributions and your proof of pregnancy, and see if this is allowed.

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  124. Paano po malalaman kung approved or not ?

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  125. Hi KD. Good Day! Nagwork po ako ng 1 year and 3 months. (2014-2015) Kaso po after ko nagresign never nako nakapag hulog. Qualified po ba ako for the materanal benefits? Cs po ako and nanganak ako nung March 2016. Many thanks..

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    1. Hi Joy: If you've paid at least 3 monthly contributions within Oct 2014 to Sep 2015, yes, you're qualified to claim your SSS maternity benefit. File you claim.

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  126. hello po,ask ko lang po if need ko po secure ng affidavit of surname discepancy for my child surname.married po ako as per my sss status but already separated.yung baby ko po iba na po ang father at sinunod ung surname nya sa father nya as acknowledge on his birth certificate. need ko papo ba magpa affidavit? will it be denied po ba? thank you po.awaiting for your reply po.

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    1. Hi Hershey: Bale maiden name mo ang nasa birth certificate, di ba? Kasi maiden name yong required doon sa form. At ang middle name ng baby mo is your maiden surname? And the baby's surname is the same as the surname of your partner -- the father who signed the birth certificate? Right? So sa birth certificate, okay, walang discrepancy.
      Ang hindi mag-match ay yong married surname mo sa maternity claim form and SSS records mo doon sa surname ng baby mo. Yon siguro ang kelangan i-explain. Bale tipong "My baby's surname, ____ ,is not the same as my married surname, ____ , because my baby's father is not the person I am married to. My baby's father is, _____." Kung okay lang sa yo na mag-affidavit na, with notary, para andiyan na kung hanapin ng SSS, go ahead. Kung hindi naman, tanungin mo muna sa SSS.

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  127. Hi po, ask ko lang po sana if qualified ako to apply for matternity benefit, na operahan po last sept.26, 2016 due ectopic pregnancy, unemployed po ako ngayon last contribution ko po is december 2015, ilang days po ba after operation pwede magfile? and anong form po ang dapat ko pong gamitin for ectopic-operated thanks po!

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    1. Hi Rr Mindanao: Meron ka bang 3 contributions within April 2015 to March 2016? If yes, puede kang mag-file to claim your benefit. Kahit ilang months na ang nakalipas (up to 10 years). will be back to send you the link to the list of requirements

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    2. Hi KD, thanks for the information, ok lang po ba na sabay sabay ko na po ifile sa sss ang MBA form at Maternity notification?wait ko nalang kc result ng hystophat, Di po ako nkapag submit before surgery dahil ndala na po ako nun sa emergency at di ko po kc alam na pregnant ako that time, complete nmn po contribution from july 2012-december2015 po. hindi na po ako nkpag hulog this year, if ever po ba na maaproved ilan months po before maclaim ang mat.benefits? Thanks po

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  128. Hi po,may gusto lng po sana akung eh clarify about my SSS maternity if pwedi ko ba sya magamit since yung last employer ko is through agency lang po and 3 months (January 4,2016-march 30,2016) lng nahulugn yung SSS kasi na AWOL po aku,7 months na since then hindi na nahulugan or hindi ko na na continue,peru sa isa ko pang na trabahuan ay 8 months ko sya nahulugan (july 2014-march 2015) ,may makuha ba akung maternity? since hinde ko alam kung saan ko kukunin yung certificate of separation w/ complete separation date and with signatory per L-501 and non advancement of maternity benifit from last employer.. thank you po i hope ma solution an po itung mga questions ko

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    1. Hi KTU11: When did you deliver your baby? Or kung hindi pa, when will you give birth?

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  129. Hi i am currently unemployed and i ddnt know na we can stilll claim maternity benefit kahit unemployed but we went to SSS office to inform them about my pregnancy and they have provided me the form. I am not sure though if its considred as notification too. kasi we can barely get into the SSS website, kng di xa blank page, ayaw tanggapin ung password kahit naka ilang reset na, i was expected to deliver october 19, 2016 pero napa anak ako earlier than the due date according sa ultrasound. i gave birth via csec last sept 28,2016. but i still have the mat1 for can i still process it?

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    1. Currently unemployed: Do you have at least 3 contributions within April 2015 to March 2016? If yes, you're eligible for the benefit. Yong notification, required yon to be submitted prior to delivery, pero dahil you delivered in a hospital, your claim will most likely be approved. Yes, you can try filing.
      About SSS website, use Internet Explorer as browser. Mas compatible kasi ito sa website nila

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  130. Panu po pla if ndi ko Pa Na pa file Ung mat1 ko Kc po nka bed rest ako for 2 weeks then advised ng ob n bedrest ule for another 2 weeks pero nakunan napo ako.

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