As part of Unsullied Perspective's public service, here is another round of question and answer on SSS maternity benefit package. SSS members who lodged their concerns here were only given advice to the best of the author's knowledge. SSS members are encouraged to visit your SSS servicing branch to resolve your maternity benefit issues and other concerns.
Q. gud pm ask ko lang po my makukuha pa po ba me maternity last pay ko nung march 2015 then hindi na po me nkapaghulog..due date ko discoming june pwede pb me maghulog?? - Anonymous on 5/27/16
A. If your due date is on June 2016, you need to have at least three months contribution within January to December 2015 to be qualified and you should have notified SSS.
Q. hi ms arlene. Panu po pla kung gusto ko na po bumalik sa work, hindi ko na tatapusin ung 60days leave. 60days parin po ba babayaran sken ng sss? –Anonymous on 5/16/16
A. You are entitled to the 60 days maternity benefit for normal delivery. That is a benefit given to you to give you time to attend to your newborn and to recuperate fully. If you wish to return to work earlier than the 60 days period, you should clear it with your employer if you will be compensated for the work done.
Q. Hi, po maam. Ask ko po, ngayong buntis po ako pwede po ba ako makakuha ng maternity loan, kung ang nahulog ko lang ay hanggang nov. 25 2015 to jan. 15 2016. Tnx po maam.
A. Hindi po loan o utang ang maternity benefit na binibigay ng sss. Wala po kayong ibabalik na kabayaran sa perang makukuha nyo as maternity benefit. Privilege po ito ng pagiging member ng SSS. Kung sakali man po na qualified ka, ang perang makukuha mo ay hindi mo na kailangang bayaran dahil hindi po iyon loan o utang.
Q. good pm po. im faith po. ask ko lang if qualified po ko kumuha ng marternity benefit. last hulog po sa sss ko is nun nov. 2012. if maghulog po ko for jan. dis yr as voluntary till manganak po ko ng oct. may benefit po ko makukuha? thank you po , by Ching Rapas on 5/15/16
A. If October ang due date mo, you need to have at least three months contribution from June 2015 to May 2016.
Q. Hi, Maam arlene, ask ko po. Paano kung nov. 25,2015 hanggang jan. 15 2016 lang ang nahulog ko sa Sss ko, pwede po ba ako makapag maternity loan, ngayong buntis po ako. Pwede po ba yun.. Tnx po on
Due date ko po sa dec 2016. Ask ko po kung maavail ko pa po ung maternity benefit kung ang contribution ko ay oct.2013 to may 2015. 2Nd baby ko na po ito at ngamit ko na sss maternity ko 8months ago sa 1st baby ko. Thank you po. Pls reply. Anonymous on 5/14/16
A. There is a chance that you will be qualified, better submit the MAT1 form as soon as possible at an SSS branch to be sure.
Q. Hi. . ask ko lng sna if pwde ko ma avail mat. Ko due date ko oct last wk. Tapos last year july 2015- jan 2016 lang aq nkapaghulog. Qualify po ako ? Anonymous on 4/28/16
A. There is a chance you will be qualified since may hulog ka within the prescribed period. Better submit the MAT1 form as soon as possible.
Q. Hi ms.arlene Ask ko lng po kung makakakuha Ako ng maternity benefits kung hindi nko nkakahulog ngaun ng monthly contribution?.last payment ko po is january 2016..estimated due ko n manganak is aug.2016 nkapag file nko ng mat1 ko.
A. For as long as you have the required contribution, and since SSS already accepted your submitted MAT1, it means qualified ka naman. During MAT1 submission, SSS already evaluates if you qualify.
Q. paano kung sa loob ng isang naka-pagloan si member tapos mabuntis sya, makaka-avail pa ba sya ng maternity benefits sa SSS,. please answer. thanks on 4/22/16
A. You can avail the maternity benefit even if you have outstanding loan with SSS for as long as you qualify with all the requirements. But be aware that SSS might deduct the loan arrears from your benefit. So it is possible that you might or might not get your mat benefit, the good side is you have paid off your loan.
Q. Nakapagfile napo ako ng mat 1,,den jan 2016 me nanganak at diko pa po nakakapunta ulit s sss..ung birth certificate ni baby kakakuha ko lng po last month from the hospital. Yun na rin po ba ang ipapasa s sss? At ilang months po after giving birth kailangan maifile ang mat 2 for maternity benefits? Unknown on 4/17/16
A. You can still file your claim with SSS, just complete the documents required for submission.
Q. Hi po ask lang kung ang due date ko ay December2016 anun month po dapat ako may hulog..please reply. Thank you po Anonymous on 4/8/16
A. You need to have contribution from July 2015 to June 2016 for at least three month within that period.
Q. Hi i just wanna ask if a mother can still file her maternity benefit even after she gave birth her baby? Linny Oporto on 3/27/16
A. If you have filed your MAT1 prior to giving birth and you have the required contribution, you can still file your MAT2.
Q. Gus pm.mkkatanggap b ako ng maternity benefit s July po ang due ko.Jan p po ako ng start magbayad.tnx on How to Compute the SSS Maternity Benefit Anonymous on 3/19/16
A. You should have filed your MAT1 prior to giving birth and you should have the required contribution from April 2015 to Mar 2016 for at least three months to qualify.
Q. Paano po magfile ng maternity pagpunta ko sa SSS . 5months pregnant na po ako . kaso 6months lang po hulog ng SSS ko . Thanks po laika on 3/8/16
A. You can file online or through an SSS branch. You need to file the MAT1 prior to giving birth and the MAT2 after giving birth.
Q. If accepted lang po nakalagay? Okay na po ba yun ?A. If your MAT1 has been accepted online, that means that you have successfully submitted your notification. You need to attach the email notification to your MAT2 as proof that you have submitted your MAT1 online.