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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

109 comments:

  1. Hi! Good day. I just want to ask kung bakit ako nagkaroon ng DENIED with remarks na WRONG KEY ENCODING? Yung agent sa call center ang nagsabi sabi sakin nung tumawag ako sa hotline. I submit all the needed documents for my maternity claims. Noong MAT-1 ko yung previous employer ko yung nagpasa then noong sa MAT-2 na seperated na status ko kaya ako ang nagpasa for the reimbursement. Nagpasa ako nung SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 but until now wala pa din akong narereceive. Yun nga, noong tumawag ako sa call center hotline DENIED with remarks na WRONG KEY ENCODING and they advice me to call the branch (BATASAN BRANCH) where I submitted all my requirements, tapos nung tumawag ako sa branch ang sabi nila nasa main daw ang papers at di masasagot ang tanong ko. Medyo annoying lang kasi pinagpapasa pasahan nila ako. Ano bang dapat kong gawin kasi ang tagal nila magprocess tapos may problema pa ata.

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  2. Hi i already filed my m1 using my maiden name and not yet updated my record til now. My due date is next week. When i will file my m2 i will still use my maiden name right? Will there be no problem with that? By the way my philhealth which i am going to used was already updated with my married name.

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  3. Hi i already filed my m1 using my maiden name and not yet updated my record til now. My due date is next week. When i will file my m2 i will still use my maiden name right? Will there be no problem with that? By the way my philhealth which i am going to used was already updated with my married name.

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  4. Hi i already filed my m1 using my maiden name and not yet updated my record til now. My due date is next week. When i will file my m2 i will still use my maiden name right? Will there be no problem with that? By the way my philhealth which i am going to used was already updated with my married name.

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  5. ano po ibig sabihin ng **for ver** wrong keyed encoding?

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  6. Jomelyn G. Caton
    Good evening po tanong ko lang po nakapag pasa na po ako ng mga papel sa maternity loan halos kompleto na po tanong ko lang po paano po yung saken "DENIED"po yung loan ko may pag asa pa po kaya ako makapag loan sa maternity

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    1. Good afternoon po paano po pag niriview po ulit ung sss ko na pinasa na mga papel mag pag pa po kya makuha ung sa sss ko

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    2. Good afternoon po paano po pag niriview po ulit ung sss ko na pinasa na mga papel mag pag pa po kya makuha ung sa sss ko

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  7. tatanung lang po nanganak ako ng sept 2016 at ang hulog ko palang eh oct 2015 hanggang august 2016, makakakuha po ba ako ng maternity benefit ? salamat po

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    1. Hi Karen Mae: Yes, you're qualified for maternity benefit. You can file your claim. Sorry for the late reply. I went to a place where there's no net signal.

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  8. Hi, I have checked rhe status of my maternity claim and it says "Settled Claim" that was oct 20, 2016 until now the amount is not showing to my account, do u have any idea if how long it will be available on my account? Thanks

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    1. Hi yuan: Sorry I'm not sure of the time frame, as they're still adjusting to the shift from mailed cheques to deposit to bank accounts. Sorry for the delayed response.

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    2. Hello Yuan. Nakuha mo na ba benefit mo? Voluntary member ako ngayon kaya hinihintay ko din sa account ko, kasi settled claim na sa online. Natanong ko lng kasi more than 2 weeks na din wala pa eh, para alam ko kung saan mag follow up just in case. Thank you!

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  9. hi its me again.
    sad news na kunan po ako and naraspa just today.
    my quetion is eligible padin po ba ako sa benifits ni sss

    june or july po ako nabuntis this year.



    may 2016 hired sa work up until sept 12.

    so from may june july august sept this year my hulog po ako.

    sept 12 this year din ako nagresgn.

    nakapag file napo ako ng mat 1 nung august. sa sss bacoor branch.


    may benifits padn po ba ako.ty

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    1. Hi emelyana, sorry that you lost your baby. Ang semester of raspa mo is July to Dec 2016, so dapat meron kang at least 3 contributions within July 2015 to June 2016. Sorry, 2 lang yong contributions mo, yong May and June, so kulang, at hindi ka eligible to claim. Pero ask others too.

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  10. Good pm po. nakapagfile na ako ng mat1 nung may then i delivered my son august.AWOL aq sa last employer q since aug.2015 irerequire prn po b skn ung certificate of separtion,l501 etc.? salamat po

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    1. Hi Jhynx 15: Did you give birth Aug 2015? or 2016? If you gave birth Aug 2016, hindi na kelangan ng cert of separation, etc. kasi more than 12 months na that you're separated from your employer. Yong less than 6 months na gap ang nire-require ng SSS to submit separation documents.
      Enroll in SSS online service so you can check your current member status. Kung hindi ka pa employed by a new employer, it's easier to file as Voluntary, so kung hindi pa Voluntary ang status mo sa online, pay at least one contribution as Voluntary para ma-change yong status mo from Employed to Voluntary.

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    2. yes aug.2016 po. Yung mat1 q po filed as employed prn..ok lng po b yun?thank you

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    3. and how much po usual n minimum contribution for voluntary.

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    4. Hi Jhynx 15: Bakit Employed ka in your MAT1 na you filed May 2016 eh AWOL ka na nong Aug 2015?
      About contribution: if you don't have any source of income, kahit yong minimum na 110. A bit higher kung ok sa iyo.

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  11. hi..good day..ask ko lang po if possible na madeny ang apppllication ko for maternity..i am employed last may 2014 for my current job..kaya lang wala silang sss...so i decided to continue my contribution..sss advised me to convert my account into self employed..last year..if im not mistaken..jan-march lang ako nakapgbayad and the rest of months hindi na.and then this year..nakapag bayad ulit ako from jan-july..i gave birth july 2016...nung nagfile ako fpr maternity i asked if my makukuha ako..they said yes..pperoconfuse kasi ako if meron nga...2011 ako nagstart na magbayad sa sss.nagfail lang ako ng payment last year for 9 months from april to dec 2015 nung nagselfemployed ako..am i qualified for the benefiit..thank you

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    1. Hi Melanie: Dapat nga mag-enroll ka online para ma-check mo kung meron kang Date of Coverage. I-click mo lang yong link na ibinigay ko sa sagot ko sa yo sa baba. Kung valid ang registration mo, qualified ka for maternity benefit kasi meron kang 3 contributions na within the 12-month period prior to semester of delivery -- yong payments mo from Jan to Mar 2016.

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  12. nnagfile ako ng maternity 1st week of september..as of this date..it was already 2months..they told me processed is atleast 1-2 months..and confirmation is thru mail...

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    1. Hi Melanie: Enroll in SSS online service so you can check the status of your claim.

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  13. Pwede ko pa po ba ma-file kahit last 2014 pa po ako nanganak? March 11, 2014 nanganak po ako sa first baby pero hndi sya ncount sa sss ko dhl kulang pa contributions ko. Bgo po ako mangank nun nka 8 contri lang ako. Pwede pa po ba ? Tapos po ngaun may pending ako last sept 3 2016 nakunan naman po ako pero nfile ko na un.

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  14. Hi po, i was unemployed last April 2015 until Feb. 2016, i was not able to process my mat1 because when i was checking online i do have lacking contributions.i just give birth last August 2016 thru CS.it is my second child, since the sss require 4 child only,my questions is can i still process my maternity reimbursement with my second child next year?i do have a contributions from March 2016 until present, if not there is a tendency na kahit dalawa lang yung anak mo tapos kulang yung previous contributions mo eh hindi parin maka benefits ang member, meron ba discretion na pwede parin ifile ng mother yung claim kahit na one year na siya nanganak para sa second baby?kawawa nmn kaming mother na napagastos ng malaki tapos walang reimbursement kasi kulang yung contri sa second baby pa lang, so pag ngka anak ako ng apat, bali tatlo lang yung pwede kasi yung isa minalas dahil nag lack ako ng contri prior sa contingency bago ako manganak? please help po.thank you so much and God bless!

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  15. Hi KD ask ko po sana, nanganak po ako nung july na submit ko na po yung documents na kaylangan nung august kaya lang po hindi pa ni-rerelease ni SSS yung kulang na maternity benefit kasi daw ma discrepancy. Sa Mat 1and Mat 2 ko po kasi 2nd po yung baby ko ngayon kaya lng sa live birth (which is husband ko ng fill up) nagkamali po xa nang nalagay, nailagay nya is First baby tapos sa number of child ay 2. Ano po ba kaylangan ko gawin pra ma approved po?

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  16. Hi KD ask ko po sana, nanganak po ako nung july na submit ko na po yung documents na kaylangan nung august kaya lang po hindi pa ni-rerelease ni SSS yung kulang na maternity benefit kasi daw ma discrepancy. Sa Mat 1and Mat 2 ko po kasi 2nd po yung baby ko ngayon kaya lng sa live birth (which is husband ko ng fill up) nagkamali po xa nang nalagay, nailagay nya is First baby tapos sa number of child ay 2. Ano po ba kaylangan ko gawin pra ma approved po?

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  17. Good afternoon po. Hindi po ako nakapag claim ng maternity benefit sa first child ko sa panganay ko. 7 years old na sya ngaun. Nabasa ko upto 10 years pwede pa maclaim yung benefits. Dito ako nagwork sa manila noon then nagresigned po ako sa work umuwi ako ng probinsya dun nako nakapag asawa.
    Nung buntis po ako indi ko na asikaso kc sa probinsya mahirap at malayo ang biyahe puntang bayan. sa sultan kudarat-maguindanao po ang province ko. mahirap mag process ng papers doon at magulo.
    anu po kaya ang mga requirements na kailangan ko para makuha ko yung maternity benefit ko? salamat po sa magrereply. God bless po.

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  18. Hi po ask ko lang po kung pde pko mgfile ng maternity claim nanganak po ko last sept 15.

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  19. Hi po ask ko lang po kung pde pko mgfile ng maternity claim nanganak po ko last sept 15.

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  20. Hello nanganak po ako last sept 15 for my frst baby pero d po ako nkpgfile ng mat1 notification. Possible pa po ba na mgfile ako ngaun para mkuha ko benefits ko? Last hulog ko po was 2014 bfor ako ng ofw, umuwi po ako last feb dto pinas and ngstay sa province dhil mselan po pagbbuntis ko.. Reply pls,thanks

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  21. Hello nanganak po ako last sept 15 for my frst baby pero d po ako nkpgfile ng mat1 notification. Possible pa po ba na mgfile ako ngaun para mkuha ko benefits ko? Last hulog ko po was 2014 bfor ako ng ofw, umuwi po ako last feb dto pinas and ngstay sa province dhil mselan po pagbbuntis ko.. Reply pls,thanks

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  22. Hi! I have already processed on may MAT 1 and waiting for my delivery this November 23, I am not yet married but the guy who got me pregnant acknowledges our baby and wanted to have the baby his surname. In my case, can I still get my Maternity Benefit even if I dont change my surname on my MAT 2? Hoping for your response.. Thank you!

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  23. and I have been employed since May 2013-present but in my current employer I am employed just this January 23, 2016. I dont have any existing loan or even tried to loan ever.

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  24. hi im a member of sss... and im already pregnant,pang 5 ko na siyang anak pero sa apat kasi di ako nakapagfile ng maternity leave...ung 1st baby ko lang nakuhanan ko ng benifits,may possible poh bang makapag file poh ako ngaun...plsss reply...laking tuling poh kasi ito lalo na poh ngaun panahon na to...salamat poh...
    ms virgo

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  25. hi im a member of sss... and im already pregnant,pang 5 ko na siyang anak pero sa apat kasi di ako nakapagfile ng maternity leave...ung 1st baby ko lang nakuhanan ko ng benifits,may possible poh bang makapag file poh ako ngaun...plsss reply...laking tuling poh kasi ito lalo na poh ngaun panahon na to...salamat poh...
    ms virgo

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    1. ms.virgo hi po mam sorry but as far as i know hnd na po kyo eligible for the fifth pregnancy mam hanggang 4th pregnancy lng kasi ang inihonor ni sss regardless of kung nakapgfile kyo or not dun sa 4 pregnancies - Miss

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  26. hi im a member of sss... and im already pregnant,pang 5 ko na siyang anak pero sa apat kasi di ako nakapagfile ng maternity leave...ung 1st baby ko lang nakuhanan ko ng benifits,may possible poh bang makapag file poh ako ngaun...plsss reply...laking tuling poh kasi ito lalo na poh ngaun panahon na to...salamat poh...
    ms virgo

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  27. hi im a member of sss... and im already pregnant,pang 5 ko na siyang anak pero sa apat kasi di ako nakapagfile ng maternity leave...ung 1st baby ko lang nakuhanan ko ng benifits,may possible poh bang makapag file poh ako ngaun...plsss reply...laking tuling poh kasi ito lalo na poh ngaun panahon na to...salamat poh...
    ms virgo

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  28. Hi. employed po ako pero 1st contribution ko is August 2016 then expected date of delivery ko is March 10, 2016.. makaka-avail pa din po ba ko ng SSS maternity benefits? and hm po kaya ang makukuha ko if ever? thanks.

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  29. Good day po...ask ko lang po if possible na maclaim ko all my contributions sa sss...if possible wat r the requirements..?

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  30. Pg po self employed or voluntary mas mababa yung claims sa maternity wether cs ka man or normal delivery..?nagfollow up kc ko ng status sa sss...meron na daw...pero...it was too.low for what i expected.ung computation pu ba is ung covered period before the semester of delivery date..?regardless kung may mga contributions pa sa mga recent years...my hulog po ako from 2011- may 2014...self employed 2014-present...hnd ako nkapaghulog ng 9months april-dec 2015.jan-july 2016 my hulog po ulit ako...slmat po...pra maliwanag lng...

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  31. I filed my maternity benefit application last september 30, 2016 and I saw in my account that they have encoded it only last october 28, 2016, the remarks is that CRL FOR REVIEW. unTIL NOW THE REMARKS IS JUST THE SAME, When will I be able to claim my benefits? bBy the way I am a voluntary member and just got separated from my employer before filing my maternity benefit application.

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  32. hi i would just like to ask po anong problema po ng ss ngaun 3 months na po kasi since naifile ko ung claim ko nadeny po ng oct 19 until now po wala pa din update kesyo hnd pa daw nbblik sa branch where in i filed ung papers ko from main nakaka disappoint na po napaktagal ng processing =( i hope anyone from here can help me with this its been 3 months na po ksi

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  33. hi mam KD ask ko lng po do you have any idea regarding my question lahat po ba ng nadeny na claim ng OCT na may status na *others
    (wrong key encoding) e ung sa shifting from mailing check to bank account lng po ba or may iba pa reason mam sa denial?

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  34. Maui Quillosa11/23/16, 2:24 PM
    hi! tanong ko lng po sna kung pde po ba ko mkakuha ng maternity benefit since nagstart po ko mgvoluntary member nung september 2016. dat time po 4 mos n po kong pregnant. ang due date ko po is sa march. o pde po kya ko mgadvance ng monthly contribution para sa kulang n months ko pra mkakuha ng benefits? thank you..

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  35. Maui Quillosa11/23/16, 2:24 PM
    hi! tanong ko lng po sna kung pde po ba ko mkakuha ng maternity benefit since nagstart po ko mgvoluntary member nung september 2016. dat time po 4 mos n po kong pregnant. ang due date ko po is sa march. o pde po kya ko mgadvance ng monthly contribution para sa kulang n months ko pra mkakuha ng benefits? thank you..

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  36. Hi... ask ko lang po if may chance pa na ma amend ko po yung naifile ko na maternity reimbursement? bale waiting na lang po kasi ako ng checke, kaso now ko lang po na analyze na mali po pala yung computation sakin, i checked it sa SSS Online ko po. If pwde pa, what are the requirements to be submit po?

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    1. Wrong computation: Mali ang computation ng HR or accounting ninyo sa claim form? Tsine-check naman dapat ng SSS ang computation. Saan nagkamali ang computation?
      Dahil na-issue na ang check, wait mo na lang yong cheque, but do not encash it. Talk with your HR or accounting, or go to your SSS branch with your IDs and your cheque and cheque voucher and ask how you can request for re-computation of your SSS maternity benefit.

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  37. hi i would just like to ask po anong problema po ng ss ngaun 3 months na po kasi since naifile ko ung claim ko nadeny po ng oct 19 until now po wala pa din update kesyo hnd pa daw nbblik sa branch where in i filed ung papers ko from main nakaka disappoint na po napaktagal ng processing =( i hope anyone from here can help me with this its been 4 months na po ksi

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  38. Hi,

    I got pregnant and miscarried last April. I did not report for work for 2 weeks. But my sick leave was paid. When I got back to work, I availed of my sss maternity benefit. The documents were submitted by my employer. My check is already available, but it is under the name of my employer. How much maternity benefit should they be giving me? Is it equivalent for 2 weeks only or for the 2 months? Hope you could help clarify.

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  39. Ask ko lang po sana kasi po wala pa din po sa bank account ko un pera. Sabi po sa akin na settle na daw po un nun nov 24. Bali mag 1 month n sya. So wala pa din. Tapos nun tumawag ako 2weeks p daw i rerelease bat po ganun keso sa bangko daw po un eh. E kung thru atm accnt nmn ako dpt kng n settle n meron na agad. Bakut gang ngaun wala pa din. Thanks po

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  40. Gudpm. Nanganak po ako nung july.. nabigyan po ako ng old company ko ng mga certification pero until now hindi po sila mkpagprovide ng L501 e hinahanap po s sss. Ano p po ang pwede ko gawin? May mangyayari po ba kung icomplain ko ang company s sss? Thanks

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  41. Gudpm. Nanganak po ako july. Mabigyan po ako ng certification ng old company ko pero until now hindi po sila mkpgprovide ng L501 e hinahanap po s sss. Ano pa po ang pwede ko gawin? May mangyayari po ba kung icomplain ko ang company s sss? Thanks

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  42. Gudpm. Nanganak po ako july. Mabigyan po ako ng certification ng old company ko pero until now hindi po sila mkpgprovide ng L501 e hinahanap po s sss. Ano pa po ang pwede ko gawin? May mangyayari po ba kung icomplain ko ang company s sss? Thanks

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  43. Hello. Just want to ask my daughter is 11 years old now. can I still file and claim my maternity pay?

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  44. hi. may question lng po ako.nag resign ako sa previous work ko june 2015 then naging voluntary mem ako itong dec.2016 at inadvance ko na yung hulog ko hanggang feb.2017.preggy po ako ngaun and sa july 2017 ang due date ko.qualified ba ako for maternity benefit

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  45. Hello, just need some clarity on filing MAT-1. My expected date of delivery is on Feb 10,2017, but i filed my MAT-1(voluntary) just now (Dec 8, 2016), is there a chance that my Maternity Claims can be denied? Thanks.

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  46. Hi KD,
    mga ilang days po kaya bago pumasok sa account ko yung pera? Kasi settled na sya last Nov. 25 and till now wala pa, gano po kaya katagal yun? Baka kasi pasko na wala pa e. Salamat po

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  47. I have a problem in claiming my maternity pay. kasi po, yung ospital record ko, yung apelido ko dun ay yung apelido ko na pagkasal. pero yung mga i.d ko ay wla pa akong apelido ng kasal na.bali single pa ko dito sa mga i.d ko.. pati na rin yung sa sss ko, single pa ko nun.di ko pa napa change status.. paano to? change status muna sa sss? tapos, sa i.d ko, pwede ba i support ang marriage certificate?kasi matagal pa ako magkaroon ng new i.d sa company..matagal ang releasing.. tapos, may limit ba kng kailan lang pwde ma claim? kasi almost two months na ako kapanganak. di ko na file yung reimbursement ko..

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  50. hi! san makikita ung status ng maternity claim online? nagcheck ako ng online account,no update naman. Mat 2 filed Nov 28, 2016. Ibig sabihin ba nun dipa naaasikaso ng SSS Branch?

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  51. Buntis po ako ngayun kaso nagresign po ako sa dating work ko last august 2015 yan po last contri ko ngayun employed ulit po ako at nagstart po contri ko october 2016 pero EED ko march 2017 as per may employer hndi po daw ako qualified paki explain naman po kung bakit ganon pagkakaalam ko 3 months as a member qualified na.thanks po antayin ko po reply nu maraming salamat po.

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  52. Hi po gud noon. Nkapag claim napo aq ng maternity benefits po sa 1st bby ko. employed ako nun. nw im 3 months pregnant po if mg pay po aq ng contribution from month of october-december until manganak ako. may makukuha poba aq ng maternity benefits. self employed napo aq at naging busy kaya hindi pa aq nkapag pay ds year...salamat po sa sasagot... god blesa po

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  53. Hi po gud noon. Nkapag claim napo aq ng maternity benefits po sa 1st bby ko. employed ako nun. nw im 3 months pregnant po if mg pay po aq ng contribution from month of october-december until manganak ako. may makukuha poba aq ng maternity benefits. self employed napo aq at naging busy kaya hindi pa aq nkapag pay ds year...salamat po sa sasagot... god blesa po

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  54. jean
    hi po good evening last payment ko po nung 2011 p po yung po yung last employment ko untill now po d npo ako nkapg work ng stay home mom nlng po ako now po 10 weeks pregnant po ako ask ko po kng mgbabayad po ako ng Voluntary pwedi p po kaya ako mka claim ng MAT2? marami po salamat.

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    1. Employed or not are eligible for the SSS maternity benefits.

      Any expectant mother may claim her SSS maternity benefits, given that she is a member, and that “she has paid at least three monthly contributions within the 12-month period immediately preceding the semester of her childbirth or miscarriage.”

      She also has to submit “notifications of her pregnancy through her employer, or to SSS if separated, voluntary, or self- employed member.”

      For more information you may visit sss.gov.ph or https://ph.theasianparent.com/how-to-compute-and-claim-your-sss-maternity-benefits/2/

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  55. Ask ko lang po kung makakapag claim ba ng SSS maternity benefit even if hindi ako issuehan ng L501 ng previous company ko? kasi hindi daw po sila nag-issue ng ganun basta basta. Thanks. Please reply.

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  56. Hi po mag pa five months na po ako sa jan 27, 2017 plan ko n pong mag pasa ng MAT1 kaso dko p po na uupdate ang civil status ko ka kakasal ko lng po ng dec 8, 2016 ask ko lng po if kailangan munang ma update ang status ko as married bago mag file ng MAT1? Thanks po

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  57. Hi po mag 5 mos. Na po ako ngaung jan 27, 2017 kaso dko pa po na uupdate ang civil status ko ka kakasal ko lng po kc nung dec 8, 2016, plano ko n po kcng mag file ng MAT1 ask ko lng po if need munang mag update ng status bago magpasa ng MAT1? Thank you

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  58. Hello po...magpapasa palang po ako ng mat2 ko sss..employed po ako..pero hindi ko po inadvance ung amount of benefit ko..ano po ang requirements na ipakita sa sss na hindi ko inadvance sa employer ko ung amount of benefit ko??plzz reply po..salamat

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  59. Hi there! I just called the sss paranaque to follow up the status of my maternity reimbursement. And to ask as well what I'm gonna do since my savings account was closed since it was enrolled for the said claim. I submitted my mat2 last Dec 13 and Dec 16 they called me to submit an updated L501 from my previous company. I was in hurried to submit all the required documents and they told me that it was only 2-3 weeks processing time. Yesterday I called out sss paranaque to followed up and a girl told me that there's a remark that no operating room report and I was so shocked that the guy who assisted me said that my documents are all complete. Dec 27 I went there nd as per them it was for review. And just a couple of minutes ago I found out that my claim was denied????!!!! How's that??? Kung di pa ako tumawag di ko malalaman after 3 weeks of waiting?? Pabalik balikin ka nila!?? As I've heard ganun daw tlaga ang sss paranaque. Napakatagal at kulelat daw. Sorry for the word pero un ang sabi ng marami. I'm confident enough na complete ang lahat ng requirements ko pinabalik pa nla ako sa dating company ko at nagbigay sila ng assurance na 2-3 weeks matatanggap ko na??

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  60. Hello po...magpapasa palang po ako ng mat2 ko sss..employed po ako..pero hindi ko po inadvance ung amount of benefit ko..ano po ang requirements na ipakita sa sss na hindi ko inadvance sa employer ko ung amount of benefit ko??plzz reply po..salamat

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  61. Hi there! I just called the sss paranaque to follow up the status of my maternity reimbursement. And to ask as well what I'm gonna do since my savings account was closed since it was enrolled for the said claim. I submitted my mat2 last Dec 13 and Dec 16 they called me to submit an updated L501 from my previous company. I was in hurried to submit all the required documents and they told me that it was only 2-3 weeks processing time. Yesterday I called out sss paranaque to followed up and a girl told me that there's a remark that no operating room report and I was so shocked that the guy who assisted me said that my documents are all complete. Dec 27 I went there nd as per them it was for review. And just a couple of minutes ago I found out that my claim was denied????!!!! How's that??? Kung di pa ako tumawag di ko malalaman after 3 weeks of waiting?? Pabalik balikin ka nila!?? As I've heard ganun daw tlaga ang sss paranaque. Napakatagal at kulelat daw. Sorry for the word pero un ang sabi ng marami. I'm confident enough na complete ang lahat ng requirements ko pinabalik pa nla ako sa dating company ko at nagbigay sila ng assurance na 2-3 weeks matatanggap ko na??

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  62. Hi, I just want to ask.. I had my miscarriage last september 2016, I was voluntary member back then.. I filed my MAT2 last october, and I paid the month of november as voluntary member again.. But when I checked my online account, my previous company reported my contribution for the month of october instead of september. Its like I'm voluntary member on september and november but I was a covered employee on month of october. Now, I am already employed. Does it affect my claim coz until now I'm still waiting for it.

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  63. Hi I have a question,

    So I gave birth last Oct29,2016 via CS I filed everything last Jan.27 and I was advised to wait for 2weeks. Now I checked the status online and it says DENIED due to CLAIM APPLICATION IS NOT PROPERLY ACCOMPLISHED *WRONG KEY-ENCODING* . Like what the hell? Reason is very clear , and I am not the responsible human being here since SSS Staff did the job,so it's their mistake to endcode it in a wrong way right? Guys I need clarification, if I'll go to SSS is there any chance it will be approved? This is very very bad experience. Pls help! TIA

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  64. Mgandang araw pog..tanong kung lang bket wala poh aqng mkitang n nfiled n ng sss ung maternity q s online? Separated n poh aq last may2016 at nnganak nung sept.30 2016... ngfiled poh aq nung dec2 2016.. Until now wla p rin pgbabago s account q s sss... Pls pkicheck nmn poh... Etoh poh sss# q... 3397719674..thnk u poh s mga sasagot sa aking ktanungan...

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  65. Gud day poh... Nagcheck poh aq s online ng sss...tanong q lng poh ano poh b ibig sabihen kpg REVIEW ON GOING ang nakalagay s status mo s maternity? Denied poh yan? Salamt poh s inyong ksagutan..

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  66. Gud day..tanong ko lng poh ano ibig sabihen kpg REVIEW ON GOING nkalagay s status s maternity mo? Denied nb yun?salamt poh s inyong ksagutan...

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  67. Gud day...tanong ko lng poh anong ibig sabihen kpg REVIEW ONGOING ung nklagay s status ng maternity mo? Salamat poh

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  68. Hi po. Ask ko lang kung ano po dapat kung gawin. Nakapagpasa na ako ng maternity notification sa sss. Pagbalik ko dala ko na mga requirements like dep slip,ctc of birth cert ng baby ko po.Hinihingian po ako ng sss ng separation cert at non advancement sa pinapasukan ko pero nung hiningi ko po sa company sabi ibigay ko nalng sa kanila yung mat2 ko para sila na mag asikaso. Employed po ako dati tapos nung Sep 2016,nag voluntary po ako.kahit nagtratrabaho pa ako sa pinapasukan ko.Question ko lang, kung hinuhulugan pa din ng dating pinapasukan ko yung Oct to Dec 2016 contribution ko,ano po status ko.nalilito kasi ako eh.

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  69. Ask ko lng po sna kung pwd p mkahabol ung kptd ko...vm po sya pero hndi sya nkbyad ng sss contribution bout 3 years ago...mga 2 years n po sya nkapghulog s sss dati...pwd p po b sya humabol now maghulog ulet kc 2 months pregnant po sya.. Mkakapgclaim po b sya ng sss maternity benifit?sna masagot po ito agad....

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  70. Ask ko lng po sna kung pwd p mkahabol ung kptd ko...vm po sya pero hndi sya nkbyad ng sss contribution bout 3 years ago...mga 2 years n po sya nkapghulog s sss dati...pwd p po b sya humabol now maghulog ulet kc 2 months pregnant po sya.. Mkakapgclaim po b sya ng sss maternity benifit?sna masagot po ito agad....

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  71. Ask ko lng po sna kung pwd p mkahabol ung kptd ko...vm po sya pero hndi sya nkbyad ng sss contribution bout 3 years ago...mga 2 years n po sya nkapghulog s sss dati...pwd p po b sya humabol now maghulog ulet kc 2 months pregnant po sya.. Mkakapgclaim po b sya ng sss maternity benifit?sna masagot po ito agad....

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  72. Ask ko lng po sna kung pwd p mkahabol ung kptd ko...vm po sya pero hndi sya nkbyad ng sss contribution bout 3 years ago...mga 2 years n po sya nkapghulog s sss dati...pwd p po b sya humabol now maghulog ulet kc 2 months pregnant po sya.. Mkakapgclaim po b sya ng sss maternity benifit?sna masagot po ito agad....

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  73. Hi share ko lang bka makatulong. nung sa 2nd baby ko nanganak ako 1month before magsara ung previous company ko (naemploy ulit ako after 3mos, sa ibang company na sympre) . so hnd nako nagfile ng cash advance sa previous employer ko since magsasara na that time. I was advised na ako nalang magfile sa SSS after ng maternity leave ko. So yun nga ginawa ko, nagpunta ako sa sss branch (Zen towers near SM MNL) nung previous comp ko since andun ung record ko and ung MAT1 ko ung previous comp ung nagfile, during that time employed nako sa new employer ko ngayon. But ung MAT2 reimbursement application kailangan separated ung nakalagay kc nga ung MAT1 ung previous comp ung gumawa. Moving on, ang requirements na cnubmit ko (MAT1 original copy received by SSS), Certified true copy Operating Room Record/Surgical Memo (For CS), Discharge summary report, Certified true copy of Birth cert or NSO copy original, copy of UMID/SSS ID and/or 2 Valid IDs, Certificate of Separation, Certificate of non-advancement of mat.benefit, L-501 form. Notes: Obstetrical history required lang ata sa first baby, ung last 3 docs na binanggit dpat must be signed by one and the same person and must look the same.
    However, nung first ko finile sabi 2mos daw processing, so nagchecheck ako from time to time online, then nakita ko ung status 'DENIED', reason is WRONG KEY ENCODING. Bumalik ako sa sss branch to ask, dun sa counter 1 Public asst. so chineck nla..after 5mins, sabi ok na daw fnorward na nila ulit sa processing. and reason hnd lang daw validated ung ID ko which is ksalanan nla..but since ok na daw hnayaan ko nalang. sabi mga 2 wks daw processing ulit..then everyday chncheck ko online, nagkaron ng panibagong application reference..una status 'FOR VERF', then after 2 days 'FOR REVW' reason CRL review is on-going. then after a week, finally 'SETTLED' na which is today. yahoo masaya lang ako kaya shnare ko hehehe goodluck sa inyo!

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    1. Hi Nina Juliet, thank you very much for sharing helpful info. This will help women members. Tama yong ginawa mo na nag-file ka ng MAT2 as Separated kahit Employed ka na when you filed dahil almost Separated ka na when you gave birth.
      Thanks again, and have a nice day!

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    2. Hi Nina! Nagreflect na ba sa account mo yung SSS benefits mo?waiting pa din kase ako, parehas tayo ng date kung kelan sya na-settle. Dipa nagrereflect,may idea ka ba ilang weeks?

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  74. Gud pm po ask ko lang po if pwde ko pa po makuha yung maternity ko kahit wala na po aq work nagpasa po aq sa agency q ng mat1 nung dec 2015 then nawalan po aq ng work feb2016 nanganak po aq nung july2016 di pa po aq nakapagpasa ng mat2 and almost one year na po walang hulog sss q . pwede ko pa ba makuha .. Kahit walang certificate of separation kasi po tinanggal po nila ako nun kasi po mahina na po yung company ee

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    1. Agency employee: Meron ka bang at least contributions within April 2015 to March 2016? Nasa yo yong copy ng MAT1 notification mo? Kung walang MAT1 notification, sa DOH hospital ka ba nanganak?
      Kung ganito, yes, you can file your claim kahit wala kang contributions this year. Yong sa cert of separation, merong
      Affidavit of Undertaking form ang SSS na puede mong gamitin.

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  75. Hahabol ng maternity benefit: Kelan ba ang expected delivery date niya? Kung July or August or Sep siya manganganak, puede siyang humabol. Bayaran niya ASAP ang Jan Feb Mar. Kapag October siya manganganak, bayaran niya rin ang Apr May June para 6 months ang ma-consider at mas malaki ang benefit. Mag-file na siya dapat ng maternity notification

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  76. Hi! I started to process my maternity reimbursement claim after my miscarriage last month. I have been unemployed for 22 months already but I was still required to submit the certificate for separation from employment. Hindi ako nirequire na magsubmit ng certificate of non-advancement of maternity benefit. Baka pagbalik ko irequire yung doc. Sigh! Ang hirap pala ng self-employed. Dati nung employed pa ako hindi ko to naramdaman (for my first CS delivery).

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    1. Hi KT: Kung yong gap between your delivery date and separation date ay more than 6 months na, dapat hindi ka na ni-require ng separation doc. Baka kasi Employed pa rin ang member type mo sa record mo kaya nag-require pa yong officer. Usually kung after employment at merong contribution as Voluntary, automatic napapalitan yong member coverage from Employed to Voluntary

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  77. hi po..itatanong q lng kng my mkukuha p rn b akong maternity reimbursement kng preterm delivery?nkpagfile nmn aq ng mat1.nkalagay duon feb23 2017 ang edd q pero nanganak po aq ng dec9.2016.valid p dn po b yun? slamat

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    1. Hi anna marie13, nag-iba ang semester of contingency mo. Changed to July-Dec 2016. Pero kung meron kang at least 3 contributions within July 2015 to June 2016, meron ka pa ring maternity benefit. Have you filed your claim?

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  78. Hi po tanung ko lng po kung makukuha ko pa ung may 2 ko kse po ung nag file po ako ng mat 1 nailagay ko po kse sa no of pregnancy ko 3po tapos po nung nag file na po ako ng mat 2 nakita po sa bc ng baby ko pang apat na po sya ung pangatlo ko po kse namatay 1 yrs old plng po sya kya nde ko na po sinama sa mat 1 ko anu po ba dapt ko gawin?

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  79. Hi Marjorie: Did you mean nakita ng SSS officer na 4 sa birth cert at 3 sa MAT1, pero tinanggap pa rin ang papers mo? Anong isinulat mo sa MAT2? 4? Kinorek ba niya at isinulat na 4? If yes, malamang ma-okay kasi match yong MAT2 at yong birth cert. Wait mo na lang kung mapansin ng final evaluator yong 3 sa MAT1 mo. Kung mapansin at ide-deny niya ang claim mo, wait for the documents to be returned to you by postal mail. Kung nakasulat na ang reason for denial ay yong 3 sa MAT1, gumawa ka ng Affidavit of Discrepancy in Number of Pregnancies. Sabihin mo lang doon na you did not know na bibilangin pala ang namatay. Then sabihin mo na you had 4 pregnancies in all, and that you have 3 living children, and one deceased.

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  80. From the day na settled na ang status nya sa SSS, Ilang weeks bago magreflect sa bank account ang mat benefits?

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    1. Hi myne08: based sa mga comments, 2 to 4 weeks

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  81. hi i neee help. my problema kc s birth certificate ng newborn ko ksi di nakalagay ung maiden name ko under mother's information pero dun s part ng signatory nakalagay po middle initial. i tried to contact them kaso palaging busy hotline nila. i already ask the procedure on how to amend the missing information sa birth certificate ng anak ko at aabutin po ng 4 months bago maayos lahat

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    1. Hi rhena: I-file mo na lang muna ang documents to correct the error in your child's birth certificate. And then antayin mo na lang na maayos ang birth certificate ng anak mo bago ka mag-file ng maternity benefit. Matagal pa naman ang deadline ng filing. Kahit mag-file ka after 4 months or 6 months, puede pa rin.

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  82. after 4 months pa kasi bago po maayos ung BC ng anak ko as per NSO's guideline kaya worry ko po baka di ko na ko eligible sa maternity benefits ko. kaya plan ko pumunta na lang po s branch ng SSS san nakafile yong maternity ko para sa magtanong personally. thanks po s sagot. update po kita pag naayos na para malaman din po iba

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    1. Hi rhena: Thank you for planning to share later on your experience in filing.

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  83. makakakuha pa po ba ko ng maternity benefit kahit dec19 2016 pa mo nanganak? need pa rin po ba nung letter of explanation?

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  84. Hi KD, Question lang. Awol status ko from my previous employer Nov 2016 awol na ako. Manganganak ako May 2017,so it's within 6months.pumunta ako sa employer ko requesting for Cert of separation ayaw nila mag release kasi AWOL status ko saknila. Sabi sa Sss. I can provide affidavit if di mgbbigay ang employer ko. So yung affidavit po ba mccover n yung cert of separation,L501 and certificate of non advancement benefits? Thank you.

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  85. Hi KD, Question lang. Awol status ko from my previous employer Nov 2016 awol na ako. Manganganak ako May 2017,so it's within 6months.pumunta ako sa employer ko requesting for Cert of separation ayaw nila mag release kasi AWOL status ko saknila. Sabi sa Sss. I can provide affidavit if di mgbbigay ang employer ko. So yung affidavit po ba mccover n yung cert of separation,L501 and certificate of non advancement benefits? Thank you.

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  86. Hello good day po ,ask ko lang po kasi nagpa change civil status po ako from single to married at ok na sabi nong nag assess sa akin kasi nagpasa naman na ako ng marriage certificate namin,then nagfile po ako ng mat1 ko ginamit ko na surname ng husband ko same po sa ultrasound na requirements,pero ang id na pinasa ko sa employer ko po ay UMID ID na hnd pa po na change yung surname ko yun po yung dalaga pa ako ok lang kaya yun hnd po ba magkakaproblema dun ?
    Sana po masagot to thankyou .

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