Friday, June 7, 2013

SSS MATERNITY BENEFITS: WHAT AND HOW


Are you pregnant? Here’s how I processed my SSS Maternity Benefits.

When I found out that I was pregnant with Baby C, I immediately notified our HR Officer so she could notify SSS.  As soon as I received the transvaginal ultrasound when my tummy was around 5 weeks, I accomplished SSS Form MAT-1 or Maternity Notification Form.  My employer submitted the MAT-1 and the ultrasound report as proof of my pregnancy to the nearest SSS Branch and had it stamped received.

MAT-1


What is exactly the maternity benefits given by SSS? According to the Social Security Act of 1997 (RA8282), it is the 100 % of the member’s average daily salary credit multiplied by 60 days for normal delivery or miscarriage, or 78 days for cesarean section delivery.  As long as a member has paid at least three monthly contributions within the 12-month period immediately preceding the semester of her childbirth or miscarriage and she has submitted the MAT-1 through her employer if employed, or to the SSS if separated, voluntary or self-employed member, she is qualified to avail SSS maternity benefits. 

Illustration:

X gave birth on November 20, 2012. 

The Semester of Delivery is July to December 2012.  Semester refers to two successive quarters ending in the quarter of contingency.   

Exclude July to December 2012.

As long as X was able to pay at least 3 monthly contributions from July 2011 to June 2012, then she is entitled to SSS Maternity Benefits.

After I gave birth via NSD, I accomplished SSS Form MAT-2 or the Maternity Reimbursement Form and attached a photocopy of the birth certificate of Baby C, but I also gave my employer the Certified True Copy of the Birth Certificate for comparison by SSS.  I also gave my SSS ID.  If no ID yet, then the E-6 acknowledgment stub with two valid IDs will suffice.  My employer also attached the voucher which I signed when I received my maternity benefits in advanced.  For Cesarean Delivery, the Operating Room Record or Surgical Memorandum duly certified by the hospital where the member is confined is an additional requirement.   

A member registered in the My.SSS Online Service Portal can also apply for the SSS maternity benefits through online application.

The sad part about this SSS Maternity benefits is that, SSS will pay only for the first four deliveries or miscarriages even if no availment was made on previous deliveries.  I have an officemate who had 3 children when she was still a student, then had 2 prior miscarriages.  On her third miscarriage, she availed for the first time from SSS her maternity benefits, unfortunately, it was denied since this was supposedly her 6th child.  Take note that she had been paying her SSS contributions for more than 10 years when she had her third miscarriage.

As for me, I was put into bed rest for 2 weeks due to threatened premature labor when I was seven months pregnant and another 2 weeks for roseola virus.  I filed a claim for sickness benefits and I was paid 19 days.  So for those who were put into bed rest while pregnant, you can still claim your sickness benefits as long as it happened before your 37th month.

For easy reference, here is the link for the SSS MAT-1 and MAT-2 
 

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Mommy Edel




244 comments:

  1. how long is the processing of reimbursement?

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    1. I can't really remember, but my company was reimbursed before I went back to work after my maternity leave.

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  2. hello there. I was advised to take bed rest on my 8th week, however, when I asked our HR Dept. if I can file for SSS sickness reimbursement, I was told that SSS will not cover if related to pregnancy. I am wondering how did file yours?

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    1. i think it is covered. have your OB fill up the form (OB can also advise you if it can be covered), and ask your HR to file it immediately (there is a short time frame within which your employer should notify SSS, only FIVE days from receipt of your notification - this is written at the back of the Sickness Notification Form. Here is the link http://www.formsphilippines.com/view/320/social-security-system-sickness-notification. It's up to SSS if they will approve or deny it. there's no harm done trying. But based on my experience, they will approve it but will lessen the days.

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    2. Tell your HR that a lawyer advised you to file it if HR won't submit the form. A friend of mine when she was 3 months pregnant was also advised to bed rest due to hemorrhage. she received 2 weeks ha.

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    3. hope this helps. if you have further questions, let me know.

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  3. I am on indefinite leave hanggang manganak ako. 5 months preggy ako now. My OB filled out the SSS sickness notification form and nilagay nya sa # of days is INDEFINITE. Pano icocompute ng SSS un?

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    1. Paano malalaman ng SSS hanggang kailan ang naging leave mo if indefinite ang nilagay ni OB? Nevertheless, maximum of sickness benefits is 120 days per calendar year. if you are on your 37th week, considered as maternity leave na iyon. I would appreciate if you could write even your nickname so I'll know who I am talking to. =)

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  4. I became SSS member 1 month before I got my first job here in Philippines. I found out that I was pregnant only after I resigned. I did not know about SSS maternity benefits. I failed to submit MAT1. I had CS delivery on April 09, 2013. I want to know if I can still apply for Maternity reimbursement now. PLEASE advise.

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    1. I am not really sure if you can still claim since SSS requires submission of Mat-1 not later than the date of delivery. Nevertheless, you can still try. I advise that you make a personal inquiry to the nearest SSS branch.

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  5. hi,

    I am technically on my 5th pregnancy now my 1st and 2nd pregancy were miscarriaged but only the second was declared and has medical records, the first one wasn't but my doctor indicated it in her medical reports. the 3rd is successful and was on CS, got a miscarriage again on the 4th and now im on the 5th and things look better. ill be due in March 2014. can i still claim maternity benefits? i have read that SSS will not allow anymore, will PHILHEALTH do the same? my company is a private company which is based in singapore and we have no direct local HR only a 3rd party HR, pls help me claim any benefit since i am already in financial constraint right now.

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    1. There is no 4 children limit with Philhealth. You can still claim. For CS I think Philhealth will shoulder 19k.

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  6. Hi i gave birth cs last sept 26..kaso naconfine c baby for 2 weeks right afterbirth. Ung company ko binigay ung mat allowance ko nito lang nov. 13 nung nagpapirma nk ng form nagkaproblem pk sa.surgical memo ko kc 2 months na wala.paring or tech galing sa.doctor grabe..so magffile.palang ako sa lunes sa sss.. gano katagal po processing? Pwede pa nmn i file un db kc nagfile naman ako ng mat 1 nung march.. tnx po

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    1. I think pwede pa naman. Kung gaano katagal, I cannot give an exact period. But based sa experience, lagpas ng isang buwan.

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  7. Sorry i forgot my google.password.kaya anonymous nlang..tnx po

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    1. it's ok. i'm just asking for a name.. hindi naman kailangan na google account. =)

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  8. Hi po, makukuha ko po ba yung maternity benefit sa SSS kung ang nahulog ko pa lang po ay 6 months pa lang po? Manganganak po ako by January 2014 and then nakapagstart maghulog ang company ko sa sss since June 2013. Pwede po ba ako makakuha ng maternity benefits ko? Sana po masagot po ninyo ang tanong ko Ma'am. Thanks po. Marie Cris Las Pinas City

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    1. Kung sa January 2014 ka manganganak, ang semester of contingency mo ay October to March. Kung nakabayad ka na at least 3 monthly contributions bago magOctober 2013, qualified ka na sa SSS Maternity Benefits. Ayon sa iyo nakabayad na ang company mo since June. So June, July, August - 3 monthly contributions na iyon. You are qualified! God bless Marie Cris. =)

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  9. Hi

    I'm about to gave birth next year my due is feb 27 2014, but effective feb 1 2014 i'm separated na sa company nmin, magkakaron kaya ako ng problem sa paggamit g sss at philhealth benefits ko? ano po ba ung requirements na need ko ipakita at kailangan ko po ba mag palit ng status from employed to voluntary bago ako manganak para magamit ung benefits ko?

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    1. Hi Maricris! To make sure that you will not have any problems, better to update your status both with SSS and Philhealth.

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  10. Hi! Im 26 weeks pregnant and I was put on bedrest due to placenta previa last wednesday (jan, 15, 2014). I sent my med. cert to my employer the day after. After reading your post, I realized that our HR should notify sss about my sickness ASAP as SSS only gives a 5 day window for notification. What happens if my employer fails to this within the time frame? Does this automatically disqualify me from claiming my sickness benefit. I would follow them up myself but could not due to my condition. Also can I just attach the med cert given by my OB to the sss form instead of having her fill up the form personally. Thanks in advance.

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    1. My employer was only able to notify SSS on the 10th day of my bedrest but SSS still paid 19 days out of 28 days. So there is still a chance that you can still claim. However, it may depend on the SSS officer who will be reviewing your case.

      I am not sure if you can just attach the medical cert. But to be sure, better to ask your OB to fill up the form itself.

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  11. Hi.. Regular employee ako since may2008.. Nalaman kong preggy ako nung sept2013.. I need to take early leave(without pay) because i miscarry last May2013.. Naapply ko as miscarriage yung first ko.. 5mos. Nko ngayon at magffile pa lang ako sa hr namin ng maternity notification.. So yung october2013- up to present eh wala ng hulog yung sss ko.. Sa May30 3014 yung due date ko.. Makakaavail pa rin ba ko maternity benefits? If ever pwde ko bang hulugan yung oct2013-may2014 (covered leave without pay) ko? Para sana maximum yung makuha kong benefits kasi sayang eh.. Ska yung philhealth ko sna kung maaavail ko pa rin ba ksi nga 3months ng walang hulog.. If ever pwde kong hulugan yung mga kulang kso kung kahit hulugan ko tpos hndi pa rin ako entitled eh sayang naman lang..Thanks and God bless.. 😊

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    1. Hi Edel and JcLynn, sa Philhealth po kung sa maternity gagamitin atleast 9 months continuous contribution po. Yung 3 months po is for other medical issues lang. Nagkaproblema po kasi ako jan dun sa last na panganganak ko, sakin 8 months lang bago ako manganak yung nacontribute ko pero di ako pinayagang makaavail ng benefits, kaya ngayon hindi nako pumalya sa hulog atleast magagamit ko na sya ngayon dahil magkakababy ako ulit. Shinare ko lang po.

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    2. Thank you Nancy =)

      http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/members/individually_paying/condition.html

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  12. hi.. im recently working on my papers for filling my MAT1 to my employer when i had my miscarriage 3 days ago. Therefore, i was not able to file it to my employer. Can I still file it directly to SSS so that I can still get my maternity benefits in SSS?

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  13. Hi po, regular po aq naghuhulog ng sss q voluntary, 2mos buntis kso last wik nakunan aq.may ma avail po b aq? May ultrasound naman po 2x transvaginal na nakunan nga aq. Tnx po

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    1. So sorry to hear that. Yes you can avail.

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  14. hi, ung sa aking case po, i am a regular employee, ok nmn ung byad s sss contribution ko, i was on leave starting November 2013 (3rd month of pregnancy) at maybe until May 2014 (delivery), bed rest as doctor advised due to infection. Nkakapgfile at updated naman po ako filing sss notification since start na ma-bedrest ako. I already filed MAT-1 dn since 2nd month. But until now (Feb 2014) wla pa po akong narrecieve na any payment from filed Sickness Notification (Nov 2013-Feb 2014) at MAT1. I used to follow up our HR and sabi nila wala pa daw nadating na papel frm SSS. Ask ko lang kg gnun ba tlga katagal bgo mkuha ung sss sickness notification at mat 1 payment? kelangan ko po bang personally mgfollow up s mismong sss branch? bka kc my negligence ung HR nmin e..thanks

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  15. hi, im 6 mos preggy, regular employee, i already filed my mat-1 since 2nd month..but now nka bedrest po ko started last nov 2013 (3rd mo.) and mybe til may 2014 delivery, as dra advised due to my infection. updated and on time nmn po ko sa pagffile ng sickness notification ko since ma-strart akong mbedrest (nov2013- feb2014), i used to follow up our hr and sabi wala pa dw ndting n paper from sss..until now feb 2014? Is it usual ba n gnun ktgal pagprocess ng payment, kc until now I have'nt receive any cent from the company o sss (frm sickness noti at mat-1 ). Klangan ko b personally ifollow up c SSS?o my negligence c hr nmin?

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    1. Regarding your sickness notification, may mga cases kasi talaga na naliligaw yung letter ng SSS. Better na personal kang magfollow-up sa SSS at kung may approval na, kumuha ka na rin ng certification at ipakita mo sa HR ninyo. As to your maternity benefits, it should be advanced by your employer.

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  16. Hi Good day! Hanggang what monthof preganancy pwede mag apply ng MAT-1? Kasi 3 Months preggy ako ngayon pero kakahulog palang ngayong January 2014 yung SSS ko. Thanks in advance.

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    1. if sa july onwards ka manganganak, semester of contingency mo is from April to Sept. If may 3 hulog ka na from Jan to march, qualified ka.

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  17. Hi .. Mag 4 months na since nanganak ako and wla kse ngadvice and wla tlga akong alam bout sa maternity pay n yan sa sss and last 2012 pa ata ngkahulog yung ssss ko sa last work ko pa .. Pde pa kya mkuha ung maternity pay ko ? Magagawan pa kaya ng paraan yun ? Slmat po

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    1. Mas makakabuti pong personal kayong magpunta sa pinakamalapit na SSS para malaman ninyo kung kailan ang last contribution ninyo at matanong na rin kung makakakuha ka pa ng maternity benefits kung qualified ka. Ang sister-in-law ko ay self employed at nanganak na siya at buntis na sa susunod na ako pero nakaclaim pa rin sa SSS. gumawa lamang siya ng sulat sa SSS at napagbigyan naman siya.

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  18. hi, i just have a question. im unemployed at the moment and im on my 6th month. sss said i just need to submit separation cert from my previous company. which i already have. now my question is, when will i get the benefit? will it be after i gave birth or before i give birth?

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    1. In my opinion, after. Since it is the employer who advances the benefits subject to reimbursement by SSS.

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  19. hi can i avail sss maternity benefits kung bago lng ako sa company na pinapasukan ko ngaun? last jan 2014 lang ako nag start and 1 month palang sss contribution ko this year na miscarriage ako this feb di ko po alam na pregnant ako kc irregular din ang menstruation ko but i have my previous sss contribution from sept 2011 to april 2013 from my previous employer . can i avail it?

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    1. Yes. Because the basis is 3 monthly contributions within 1 year excluding semester of contingency.

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  20. Very Helpful Blog...

    Hi I just want to ask I am now 2 weeks pregnant and would like to ask if qualified pako sa maternity benefits here's my story.. I have to resigned from work last May2013 and since then no contribution was made since i was unemployed as per my sss online last contribution is June and July 2013..now i am planning na hulugan ang SSS ko starting this month FEB 2014 but will probably carried over to March 2014 not sure though..If mahuhulugan ko ung SSS ko VOLUNTARILY lets say from FEB or MARCH 2014 continuously can i still be qualified for maternity Benefits?? I am planning na hulugan xa Voluntarily thank you so much for your response

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    1. When is your due date? If on October or November, as long as you have paid at least 3 contributions before July, I think you will qualify.

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  21. Very Helpful Blog...

    Hi I just want to ask I am now 2 weeks pregnant(FEB 2014) and would like to ask if qualified pako sa maternity benefits here's my story.. I have to resigned from work last May2013 and since then no contribution was made since i was unemployed as per my sss online last contribution is June and July 2013..now i am planning na hulugan ang SSS ko starting this month FEB 2014 but will probably carried over to March 2014 not sure though..If mahuhulugan ko ung SSS ko VOLUNTARILY lets say from FEB or MARCH 2014 continuously till i gave birth NOV or DEC 2014 will is still be qualified for maternity benefits?? thanks so much for the response

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  22. Ask ko po kung pwede ako makakuha maternity benefit dec.25,2013 ako nanganak CS ngvoluntary member ako august kya nkahulog ako mula july 2013 onwards. Qualified po ba ako sa benefits? Salamat.

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    1. Kung sa July 2013 ka lang nagsimula naghulog at nanganak na ng Dec 2013, hindi ka na qualified.

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  23. Hello,

    My wife already delivered our child. She also receives an amount base on her salary. The problem is, until now she was not able to submit all necessary docs. She was also notified by her HR dept personnel that there is a certain time of submission and she may pay the amount the she received thru salary deduction. Our baby is now 5 months.

    I hope I could hear something from you soones.


    Thanks!

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  24. Hello,

    I have a different situation here. I already filed MAT-1 as well as latest ultrasound of my child when I was pregnant. I also received an amount payed advance by my company. The problem is, my baby is now 5 months old. I not yet finished the MAT-2 as well as medical certification that should be filled up by my OB. My HR also notified me that I they might deducted the amount to my salary if SSS declined to reimburse the amount. Is there really a validity period for maternity benefits?

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    1. Hi Glen! How come you have not submitted the Mat 2? I have a link above to the form.

      I can't also remember submitting a medical certificate filled up by my ob to SSS. We only did that to claim from Philhealth. Our HR only submitted the Mat 2 and birth certificate of my baby. At the back of Mat 2, it says BC for normal delivery while BC and Operating
      Room Record or Surgical Memorandum duly certified by the hospital where the member is confined for CS.

      As to the validity, yes there is a certain period within which your employer can ask for reimbursement.

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  25. Hi. nagsend po ako ng maternity notification thru sss online and it says successfully submitted daw and they send me transaction#.. un na po ba ung MAT1 ko non? or do i need to file mat1 pa rin? thanks! 😊

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  26. Hi there!
    nagsend po ako ng maternity notification thru sss online since self employed po ako. then they reply thru email saying na successfully submitted ung maternity notification ko with the transaction number. does it mean po ba na hindi ko na kailangan magfile ng MAT1? salamat.. 😊

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    1. I have no personal experience submitting maternity notification thru sss online. But I think the answer to your question is yes, you don't have to file Mat 1 personally. Enjoy your pregnancy! =)

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  27. hello po, ask lang ako kung nag start ako ng SSS contribution Jan. 2014 and then netong Feb 2014, na confirm na pregnant pwede kaya mag submit and mka avail ng maternity benefit? bale ang expected date of delivery mga Sept 2014.Kelan po ang best time mag submit ng Mat Notification regarding sa status ko.. thank you very much!

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    1. submit ka na kagad sis ng Mat 1. If sa September ka talaga manganganak and not earlier, qualified ka if may hulog ang Jan-March 2014 mo. Your semester of contingency is April to September. If mapaaga, not qualified ka sis.

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    2. thank you Ms. Edel, na lessen na masyado utak ko sa reply mo,kasi malayo SSS sa amin,na hirapan ako bumiyahe to enquire. Thank you sa blogs mo, helpful sya sa mga mommies lalo na at mahirap naglilihi d masyado maka byahe and mka pila ng mahaba sa SSS. More power sa blog mo Ms. Edel. Bless you.

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  28. Hello,
    Ask ko po kung ma-qualify po ako or makahabol sa maternity benefits ng sss?
    My last contri was jan-june2013 pa...CS po ako sa end of june2014 (twins) my third pregnancy but first time ko lng mag claim ng benefits if ever pambawas gastos din po sayang kasi... thanks in advance :)
    ---Mattel

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    1. Yes sis qualified ka. Your semester of contingency is January to June 2014. Count ka 1 year from January na kailangan may at least 3 months contribution ka, so that is from January 2013 to December 2013. Since may 6 hulog ka, qualified ka. Submit ka na kagad ng Mat-1 if hindi ka pa nakakapagsubmit. 78 days din yun! =)

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  29. I got miscarriage but i did'nt notify sss of my pregnancy. I did not pass the MAT 1 form before i got miscarriage. Can i get my reimbursement?

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    1. Hi Miraniza, you can still avail your maternity benefits even if you failed to submit the Mat-1 form.

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  30. hi,
    nakunan ako at naraspa nung jan.18,2014. di po ako nakapag notify sa sss dahil di pa napo post sa sss yung hulog namin from feb. 2013 up to the present. sa nagyon ay napost na po yung mga contribution. makakakuha po kaya ako ng maternity reimbursement?

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    1. If nabayaran naman ang premium mo, makakakuha ka naman.

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  31. Hi Sis,

    I'll be giving birth next month and since enrollment na sa June (and the school fees are so expensive), ayoko na sana tapusin yung Maternity Leave ko. So basically, I just want to go on leave for like a month and then come back na agad. The money kasi that I'll get from SSS will only cover the actual delivery expenses, but it won't be sufficient na for the 2-months period na naka-ML lang.

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    1. Naku sis, sana fully recovered ka na after one (1) month. Remember sis, health is wealth. Mahirap mabinat. Take care and God bless.

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  32. hello ask lng po ako kng papaano iavail ang maternity and paternity leave.....at may tanong po ako makakaavail parin ako kahit sa sept.pa ako mag one year s sss....pero hinuhulugan naman nila every month........hintay po ako sa responce niyo tnx....

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    1. Hello. Read mo lang ulit yung article sa itaas, kinuwento ko doon paano makaavail ng SSS maternity benefits. You have to file Mat-1 and Mat 2. Sa paternity leave, nandoon din sa article ko about paternity leave, your husband needs to notify his employer beforehand.

      As to your 2nd question, depende kung kailan ka manganganak. Kasi kung manganganak ka na ng march, hindi ka qualified. pero kung april onwards ka pa manganganak at since october 2013 pa nakakapaghulog ang employer mo, qualified ka.

      God bless sa iyong pagbubuntis. =)

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  33. Hi magtatanong lang po last contribution ko po is april - september 2013 pa poemployed po ako nito july 25, 2014 po due date ko and im planning na magvoluntary member para po makaavail ng maternity benefits do you think pwede pa po akong mag avail thank you very much po!

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    1. dahil may contribution ka naman na higit pa sa tatlo excluding the semester of contingency, makakaavail ka naman ng maternity benefits mo.

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    2. Kahit hindi na po ba ako magbayad ng voluntary member?

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    3. If I will base it sa nakasulat sa law, yes. However, it would be better if you will personally inquire with SSS. My friends still continue paying as a voluntary member after losing their jobs.

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  34. Hi ask ko lang po kung ano pong kailangan i submit sa sss kung miscarriage?hindi po ako nkapag submit ng Mat1.
    Thanks & Godbless

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  35. Hi! First time mom aq, and first time mag avail ng maternity benefits if ever, the prob is ngaun plng aq magpapasa ng mat-1 im already 4months pregnant.. Ang pinasa kong ultrasound is dated jan. 30,2014.. Mkkpag avail p po ba aq ng maternity benefits?

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    1. makakaavail ka naman kahit 4th month mo na maifile ang Mat-1 mo.

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  36. Hi im with my 5th pregnancy pero yung first 2 child ko po ay di nakapagclaim sa sss kasi po student pa lang ako. Yung 3rd ay miscarriage and since may work na ko nakapagfile po ako. Yung 4th din ay naifile ko. My question is makakakuha pa din ba ako on my 5th pregnancy kasi ang total pa lang naman ng naclaim ko sa sss ay 2 pa lang. Thanks

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    1. hindi na dahil for 1st 4 deliveries lang. Ganyan din ang nangyari sa officemate ko na naikuwento ko sa blog sa itaas. Mas masaklap sa kanya kasi never pa siya nakapagfile sa SSS pero ang tagal na niyang naghuhulog. At ng magfile for her miscarriage (na pang 6th child nya) ayun, denied.

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    2. Buti pala naclaim ko pa yung 2...magiipon na lang ako pampaanak :) thanks po

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  37. Hi, qq po. Im on my 34th week and i was advise for bed rest until delivery ko. I am about to file sss sickness. Anu po kaya ang ilalagay dapat ng dr na number of days dun sa form?? And un fit to work date dun kelangan po ba may nakalagay din na date?? Thanks

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    1. Your doctor is in the better position to answer this question because she will base this on her findings. Nevertheless, SSS will treat your leave from 37th week onwards as maternity leave. Hope this helps. God bless =)

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    2. Thanx for the info. Follow up qq lang po if ma process po kaya un sss sickness ko. Will i be able to get it from my employer like after a month ko ma file like un normal timeframe nila ng pag process ng sickness notification or makuha ko ma sya after ko makabalik sa work from maternity leave.

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  38. Hi po,ask ko lang po sana ano po yung form ng sss for maternity ang pipirmahan ng doctor or midwife na magpapaanak sa akin,our HR advise me na may form na need pirmahan ng doctor or midwife to claim my benefits in sss, pero di ko po masearch sa net kung ano po yun. Is it MAT 2?

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    1. Wala rin naman akong form na pinapirmahan sa doctor ko na para sa SSS. Meron sa Philhealth pagkapanganak ko pero wala sa SSS. If CS ka, operating room record pero pagnanganak ka na non.

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  39. hi, sobrang informative po ng blog nyo. :) may question po aq. resigned po aq last dec.2013, and yung delivery date q po is Nov.2014, qualified pa rin po ba aq mag avail ng maternity sa sss? thanks and god bless.

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    1. Hi Issa, basta't may hulog ka at least tatlo from July 2013 hanggang December 2013, qualified ka.

      God bless. =)

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  40. hi! last payment po ng SSS contribution ko is june 2011. I think im a month pregnant. What should i do to be eligible sa maternity benefits ng SSS?I'm planning to pay 3 months in advance. Thanks- Mel

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    1. Voluntary member ka ba? You can pay for this quarter just to be sure that you will qualify kahit na mapaaga ang panganganak mo. =)

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    2. I was employed before po. after i resigned di na nahulugan. I will pay po this quarter as voluntary member. Thanks for the reply po :)

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  41. Hi,

    I'm on my 24th week. mag ssubmit plng aq ng MAT-1. i want to ask kung anong date of delivery ang ilalagay ko if Caesarian aq?kng june 15 - 22 ang bngy sakn ng doctor q n date. wat if manganak aq earlier or later than that?and also ano2 ba ung mga specific na requirements if MAT-1 plng iffile q?

    Thanks in advance,

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvone, I submitted the ultrasound report together with the Mat-1. If June 15 to 22 and binigay sayo ng doctor mo, then write it there. If mapaaga or late, wala namang bearing iyon sa maternity benefits mo.

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  42. Hi ms. Edel;)
    Your blog is so helpful;) just wanna ask how to compute the maternity benefits for cs? And how long will it take? Thanks;) god bless

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    1. Hi Belle, sa likod ng Mat-2 merong sample computation paano makuha ang daily maternity allowance, then multiply it by 78 days for CS. There is also a link at the end of the blogpost for Mat-2.

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  43. Hi! 8mos na poh akong pregnant ngaun.. pwede pa po ba akong magpasa ng mat1 ngaun at magbayad 1st quater para po ma avail ung maternity benefits? last sept-nov12 pa kasi ung nabayaran ko...voluntary lng po kasi ako...
    thank you poh in advance...:)

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    1. hi Den. Sa opinion ko hindi ka na qualified lalo na kung sa April ka pa manganganak. Kung sa April nga, ang semester of contingency mo ay Jan to June 2014. Dapat may at least 3 contributions ka from Jan 2013 to Dec 2013. Kaso Sept to Nov 2012 pa ang contributions mo.

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    2. Hi po isa po akong OFW at end contract ko po last yr Aug 2013. My SSS contributions start jan to june 2013. 7 mos. pregnant na po aq now at sa june 2014 ang due date ko. mkaavail na po ba aq o kylangan q pang mghulog? Pls.update me. Thanks! jehanie

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  44. helo po.. ask ko lang po makakaavail din po ba ako ng maternity benefit kahit hnd ako member ng sss? husband ko lng po ang member.. pwede rin po kaya ako makaavail?

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    1. Hi. no hindi ka makakaavail kahit member ang asawa mo kasi ang maternity benefits ay para lamang sa mga babaeng members ng SSS.

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  45. Hi good day po! Magaask lang po sa philhealth dapat po kasi 15mos na contribution ko sa philhealth kaso nung nagverify akoat kukuha ng id sa philhealth di daw ako member pero may PIN ako... if ever na di na makita yong hulog ko pwede po ba na hulugan ko yong whole 2103 now as voluntary member? para makaavail ako ng maternity benefits? Sa july pa naman yong due date ko eh... thank you po!

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    1. Kung employed ka noong naghulog ng 15 months, matretrace iyon. Present din proof of payment. Sa pagkakaalam ko kasi hindi ka na pwedeng magbayad for 2013 para lang maging qualified at makaavail sa Philhealth pagnanganak ka.

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  46. hi mam nakapagpass na po ko ng mat1 sa sss kaso nakaregistered ako sa sss eh ung married name ko but separated na po ko sa asawa ko matagal na po. question ko po eh magkakaproblema po ba ko sa pagclaim sa sss kung gagamitin ko po eh ung pagkadalaga ko na surname. tnx po.

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    1. Hi! Wala namang bearing kay SSS kahit sino ang ama. Pagpunch ng number mo, yung registered name mo rin sa kanila ang lalabas. so better use yung name na nakaregister sa kanila.

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  47. Hello po. Ask ko lang if were on Maternity leave, sino magbabayad ng contribtions ko? Nanganak po ako Feb and just wondering kung yung SSS contributions ko for March and April babayaran ba ng company dapat? Tama po ba na wala po akong salary na matatanggap from my company kasi binayan na daw ng SSS thru Maternity Benefit yung dapat sasahurin ko. Im a regular employee in the company for 10 years na and continous ang contributions.

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    1. Hi. Tama na wala kang sasahurin sa company mo habang nakaleave ka. Walang contributions for March and April since you have no salary for these months.

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  48. HI po i would like to know kung iang months usually it takes for the reimbursement nan SSS?in my case kasi I gave birth last 16 of August 2013 and was on ML from July up until october..mga august i had my Maternity benfit na inadvance nan company ko wla n po ako sinahod for the month of septembr and october now po ngresign aq effective as of march 16 I was advsed by our HR na my pending 36k pa na hndi pdw po narereimbrse nan SSS for my meternity which will be deducted on my final pay is this the right process lam ko po kc between my company and SSS they should have an agreement with it hndi n dpt po ikaltas sa bakpay ko its been 7months ndn po smula nun nanganak ako how come d pnla nrercve yun reimbrsement??

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  49. Hello! Pumunta ako ng sss. Binigay ko ung ORCR.. sabi pati daw birth certificate galing NSO. Sabi naman ng NSO wala pang yung birth certificate nung bata kasi kapapanganak ko pa lang.. SA UST ako nanganak. may finill upan akong form ng birth certificate. Sis, Paano ka nakakuha ng birth certificate kung bagong panganak ka pa lang?

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    1. Usually, papabalikan sa iyo ng hospital yung birth certificate or directly mong kukunin sa Local Civil Registry ng Manila diyan sa Cityhall. ang isusubmit mo lang ay iyung local copy or certified true copy not the NSO Birth Certificate kasi matagal tagal pa bago ka makakuha niyan.

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  50. Hi po, I'm due on Oct 31, 2014. Ang huling hulog ng company ko ay sept 2013 dhil lumipat n ko s govt. Kelangan ko bng hulugan ung Jan to march 2014 para mka avail sa maternity? Or hnggng Apr to June? Thanks

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  51. Hi po. Manganganak po ako sa Oct 2014. Ang huling hulog ng dati kong employer ay Sept 2013 dhil nagresign ako at lumipat sa gov't. Kelangan ko po bang hulugan ang Jan to mar 2014 para makaavail or dpat po hnggang June ang hulugan ko? Thanks

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  52. Hi po, sorry naparami yung nga questions ko. First baby ko po kasi and im really worried about the hospital bill. Im a member of sss and philhealth, kaso nagtransfer ksi ako ng company nung 3 mos na ung baby ko, how can i get my philhealth benefit? Im not familiar sa term pero based on my co-worker, automatic deduction po sa bill ng hospital un, lets say 30k ung bill... it wud go down to 22k automatic. Ung MDR san po kukunin un? Maraming salamat and mpre power!

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    1. You need to have at least 9 months continuous contributions with Philhealth. You can get the MDR directly from Philhealth.

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  53. Hi, this is Armin, I've already filed a maternity notification, submitted it to our HR and in fact i have received half of the amount. I'm only concern about the other half, when am i suppose to receive it? I havent delivered yet, im 8mos and 2 weeks ahead and already on maternity leave. My exact due date is on april 28.

    Hope to get a feedback ASAP. Thanks!

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    1. Your company should give you the other half since you are already on maternity leave.

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  54. hi,

    i am currently unemployed and since i left the job last sept of 2013 i was not able to pay and update my contribution. Now im pregnant but not married, will i be able to get a maternity benefit from sss, or is there a way to be entitled to?

    thanks a lot.

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    1. Depends when you will give birth and when was your last contribution. Assuming you have at least 3 contributions as of September 2013, you are qualified if you will give birth not later than December 2014.

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  55. hi,
    im am currently unemployed and since i left the job last sept. 2013 i was not able pay my contibution and not even update my profile. i am 12 weeks pregnant and unmarried. will i be able to get a sss maternity benefit? is there a way for me to be entitle to get such benefit like pay the previous months and change the profile?

    thanks in advance.

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  56. Hi! I submitted my MAT1 as soon as nalaman ko na pregnant ako. I gave birth last dec 11, 2013 and I went personally to file my MAT2 and submitted the certified true copy of the BC of my son. When they accessed my account sa SSS, they told me that our company havent applied online pa. Ngayon pala the Maternity and Sickness Benefit of SSS will be thru bank na. I informed our HR regarding this and nagapply po kami. The thing is, BDO would not sign the form kasi wala pa daw silang memo na accredited sila ng SSS. Hanggang ngayon, hindi ko pa din makuha yung MAternity Benefit ko :( What can we do kaya regarding this?

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  57. Hi! my last contri was jan-june 2013 at ang due date q po ay june 2014. mka avail pa po ba ako sa maternity benefit ko?jenn

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  58. Hi! I got pregnant po nun january 21,2014 but suddenly i got miscarriage last march 21,2014...hindi na po ako niraspa,sabi po kasi ng ob ko mag tetake nlng dw po ako ng med para mailabas ko lahat ng dugo...ano po requirements para sa reimbursement?tnx po

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    1. File your Mat 2 and other documents to prove miscarriage.

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  59. Hi! I am 2 months pregnant and inactive member po ako ng sss. okay lang ba na huwag ko na bayaran yung jan,feb and march at magstart na lang ng pagbabayad ng contributions this april? Im due po sa Nov 9 2014. kailan ko po dpat isubmit yung maternity notification?thanks! Mel

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  60. Hi, I was 4 months when I got a miscarriage. I'm currently employed but I wasn't able to file MAT1 because nobody told me that I had to do it. Can I still avail maternity benefit? Should I file MAT 1 or MAT2 na ba? Btw, the baby passed out last March 3 and I underwent completion curettage.

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    1. File a Mat 2. It will still be accepted by SSS. Sorry to hear your loss.

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  61. Regardless of hospital or lying in manganak wala nmn pong prob di ba as long as may certified true copy of birth certificate? Thanks

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    1. For claiming SSS Maternity Benefits, yes.

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  62. Hi! :)
    I am 8 months pregnant my due date is on May. I am employed, however I already sumbitted my resignation efective this May. Since I have planned to resigne prior my delivery date since nung nalaman ko na buntis ako, hindi na ako nagtanong sa HR nmin at hindi ko na rin sila ninotify about my pregnancy. Therefore hindi ko nalaman about this maternity benefits. Can I still fill out the MAT-1 form and sumbitt it directly to SSS since mag reresign nman n ako? I've been working and contributing to SSS since 2010 and this is my first baby.
    Thans in advance for your help!
    Dolores

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  63. Ask q lng po f qualified po aq s maternity bnefits kc po 5months gving birth n po aq tpos po ndi p aq nkkapasa ng mat 1,late q n po nlman ang sss maternity eh..tpos po ang huling hulog q po s sss ko is nung july 2012 p po...mam qualified p po b aq?....
    Sna po masagot nyo po aq kc po ngu2luhan aq eh...tnx u so mch po

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    1. Kailangan ng at least 3 monthly contributions within the 12-month period immediately preceding the semester of your childbirth. Kung manganganak ka sa August to September 2014, kailangan ng at least 3 contributions from July 2013 to June 2014. Since July 2012 pa ang huling hulog mo, hindi ka qualified.

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  64. Hi im 6months pregnant my due date is on July. nag start po ako magbayad ng sss ko january 2014 pero advance po til dec 2014. nag pasa na din po ako ng Mat 1 ko. maka avail po b ako ng maternity benifit ko? salamat

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    1. Qualified ka kasi ang semester of contingency mo ay April to September 2014. Excluding your semester of contingency, may 3 hulog ka na from January to March 2014, kaya qualified ka.

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  65. hi im 6months pregnant my due is on july. nagstart po akong magbayad ng sss ko january2014. pero annualy binayaran ko til dec 2014. nagpasa na din po ako ng mat 1. makakaavail parin ba ako ng maternity benifit ko? salamat.

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  66. Hi! :)

    Goo day!
    Tanong ko lang if makaka avail ako sa SSS or Philhealth ng benefits. Kakastart lang kasi ng hulog nung January 2014, pero Im on 7 months na. :)

    Thanks in Advance. God Bless!

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    1. parehong hindi ka makakaavail kung sa June ka manganganak. Pero kung sa July ka pa manganganak, qualified ka sa SSS but hindi pa rin sa philhealth kasi kailangan ng 9 contributions.

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  67. Good day! last na contribution sa sss ko po is july 2012, and nagamit ko yung mat. benefit ko when i gave birth last march 2013, buntis ulit ako ngaun..pwede padin ba ko mag claim ng benefits? due ko ngaun november 2014. thanks

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    1. Kailangan ng at least 3 monthly contributions within the 12-month period immediately preceding the semester of your childbirth. So kailangan ng at least 3 contributions from July 2013 to June 2014. Since July 2012 pa ang huling hulog mo, hindi ka entitled.

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  68. Hi, I resigned at work april of 2009. From then on natigil na po ang contribution ko. Im planning to conceive by the end quarter of this year (oct,nov,dec) Ano po gagawin ko prior para ma avail ang maternity benefits? More than 10yrs na akong member bago magresign. Thanks po.

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    1. If you will give birth in June 2015, be sure to have at least 3 monthly contributions before this year ends.

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  69. Hi. I am now on my 19th week of pregnancy. My OB advised me to have a leave on my 24th week of pregnancy because my work place is far from where i live and i have to walk up and down because I live in La Trinidad and my workplace is in Baguio. SO i will be filing my maternity leave/indefinite leave starting maybe middle of June since my OB advised me to do so. If possible can i get the advanced maternity leave before that or should I wait for my 37th week of pregnancy> is it okay for the company to do that even if i am only on my 6th month of pregnancy? Thank you so much. Please reply.

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  70. your employer is required to advance your maternity benefits within 30 days from filing of your maternity leave. Nevertheless, you can still ask your employer if they can give it to you earlier.

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  71. Im so glad I found your site, been searching for an answer about my situation. Im due this May, but there's a possibility that I will gave birth early than we expected because like you, I was on bed rest due to pre-labour. I filed MAT-1 when I was 3months pregnant, but my employer/HR advised me just LAST week that my Notification was denied due to "SSS claiming it is not your 1st time to claim the benefit, contradictory to what is indicated in the form."
    This is my 2nd baby, but I was not able to claim my benefits on my First because Im not eligible yet that time, so I wrote 2nd baby, 1st claim. They told me they will re-file it and correct any necessary info, but can I still get my Benefits if I already gave birth before they can process it? Your answer is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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  72. ask ko lang po, pwde pa po ba ako magpanotify even im 6 months pregnant now? kasi sabi nila may limit daw po much better daw mga 3 months pa lng nakapag.file na ako ng mat 1..tama po ba?anyone can help me..?

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  73. hello po! tanong ko lang po sana pwede pa po ba ako magpa.notify ng maternity even f im 6 months pregnant na po now?kasi maraming ngsasabi much betterdw mga 3months nakapag.file na po dw ako pra sure,,im worried kc gusto q po sna mgpa.notify now kasi sayang qng di ako mka.avail..

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  74. good day po! feb 8, 2014 pa po aq nanganak. nakapa file na ako na mat1.. ngayon pa lang po ako magpa file ng mat2.. makaka kuha pa kaya aq ng reimbursement q kahit 3 months na ako naka panganak... ?

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  75. Hi! I am 3 months pregnant and inactive member po ako ng sss. Im due po sa Nov 9, 2014. magiging eligible kaya ako sa sss maternity benefit if i will pay my contribution ng april and onwards? thanks- mary

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  76. Hi good evening po ask ko lang po I was employed from april -september 2013 then when I lost my job I decided to continue my contribution as voluntary member from january-march 2014 now my question is do I need to get a certificate of seperation or L-501 in my previous employer? Thank you po!

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  77. Hi, I gave birth last April 30, and Cs po ako, but I haven't receive my Maternity Benefits until now. I filed my MAT1 when I was 3mos pregnant. Everyweek since I filed my ML I always asked when can I receive my MAT Benefits pero laging sagot ng HR ko sakin eh pinaprocess na daw. HOW DÒ I go from here po? As per SSS Law they should give me the benefits in advance. Do I have to file a complaint na for no advance payment? thank you and Godbless.

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  78. gano po ba katagal bgo maavail ang SMB thru the bank? ang sbi kse nila 8-10 banking days eh mg3 weeks n wla p dn.

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  79. hello po...ask ko lng po kung pwede pa akong mag file nang mat-2 nakapanganak na po ako at 1 month na ang baby ko nitong may 17..nakapa recieved narin ako ng mat-1 ko,,pero hindi kopa makupleto ung mat-2 ka c kulng pa ung requirements ko..hanggang kailan po ba pwedeng i process ung mat 2 pra ma avail ko ung maternity ko???

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  80. hello po tanong ko lng po if valid pana mag file ng mat-2,,nkapanganak na po ako at 1 month na ang baby ko pero hindi ko pa po natatapos ung mat-2 kasi nagkasakit ung baby ko at na confine kme sa ospital tapos kulang pa po ung mga requirements ko ka c hindi pa po nka change status ang mga id ko kya hindi pa po ako nakakapag pa id sa sss o e-6...hanngang kailan po kaya ako pwedeng mag file ng mat-2?

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  81. my wife is already 8 mos pregnant, she is not a sss member but i am. can i file the maternity benefit on her behalf? thanks

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    1. No you can't because your wife should be a member of SSS to avail maternity benefits.

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  82. I got miscarriage last May 18,2014 but not confine can still avail my sss maternity even i did not notify sss

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    1. may i know the requirements and thanks a lot you r blog really help

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  83. Hi Edel. Just dropped by to say thank you for your blog. Im on my 6th months now and though I know SSS and PhilHealth Maternity Benefits, hindi ako pamilyar kung pano, gano katagal at process ng advance payment ng benefit from the company. Thanks to your blog, now I know. You've been very patient answering queries of other users too. :)

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    1. Glad to be of any help to fellow mommies! Thanks for the comment. Napasaya mo ako. =)

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  84. Hi Ms Edel, this article you wrote is such a BIG help for us Mommies and your dedication in answering these countless questions, just priceless :-)

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  85. Hello! I'm 7 months pregnant now and unemployed. Ask ko lang if makakakuha ko ng benefits if now pa lang ako mag aapply sa SSS pero magbabayad agad ako ng pang 1 year? Thank you very much!

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  86. hi this is jovi..im 5months preg now..and i was advised to take bed rest is it possible for me to file for sick leave even i already my filed MAT1?..:-) thnx

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  87. hi jovi here...im 5months preg now and was advised to teke bed rest..do i qualify for sick leave even i already filed my MAT1?..:-) thnx

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  88. hi ask ko lang po sana kc im 5mos preggy.2001 ako ngka sss# kc ngwrk ako den ngstop ako mgwork den ngwork ulit...pro mula nun mgresign ako 5yrs ago d nako nakabayad...now plan ko sana ituloy contribution ko..mgbabayad sana ko ng 6mos advance oct 2014 due date ko...may makukuha po kaya akong benefit if ever mgfile ako ng maternity sa sss?tnx

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  89. Yes, that's what I did when I was 7 mos. pregnant and advised to take a bed rest.

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  90. hi im ck i havent paid my contribution for years now..im 5mos pregnant mow and im planning to continue and pay 6mos advance and change my status..im due on oct 2014..makaka avail pa kaya ako ng benefit?tnx po

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  91. I was pregnant and did file documents from MAT-1 to MAT-2 and got maternity benefits.

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  92. How many children can avail the SSS Maternity benefits?

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  93. my due is on sept. 2014 and I started my membership and payment last feb.,can I still cope jan. to avail the maternity benefit since this is based on my semester of contingency and atleast 3 monthly contribution..

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  94. hi po can i ask, makukuha ko pa po ba yong maternity benefits ko even my child is 1 yr and 4 months na,. peru naka bayad ako ng sss 10 months . peru after that hindi na seperated na kasi ako sa trabho?

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  95. hi i just wanna ask if ok lang magpasa ng mat 1 kahit mag 6mos preg na ako. active sss member ako employed since august 2010.maapprove pa po ba un? makakahabol pa ba ako sa maternity benefits? sept. 2014 thankyou more powers

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    1. Yes sis, You can still file your Mat-1.

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  96. Hi ms Edel, I'm on my 7th months now and sa 2nd week ng august ang due date ko. My last contribution as employed was last 2010 pa and I updated my file as voluntary this march lang. I have contributions made from April-August, sabi ng friend ko sa tingin nya wala akong makukuhang benefits totoo ba? Thanks po. Marivic here. (Confused ***)

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  97. Hi.. Thanks for this blog and dun sa mga comments and ur replies kasi it really helps gives ur readers a better understanding of the govt benefits na hindi masyadong na uutilize especially yung sa sss sickness. Just a question though.. How did u claim the sss sickness check and how long did u wait.. Thanks in advance

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  98. Hi.. Thanks for this blog and dun sa mga comments and ur replies kasi it really helps gives ur readers a better understanding of the govt benefits na hindi masyadong na uutilize especially yung sa sss sickness. Just a question though.. How did u claim the sss sickness check and how long did u wait.. Thanks in advance

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  99. Hi..thanks for posting this. Ur readers really appreciate this esp reading ur replies to the comments as it gives us a better understanding og govt benefits since nde naman to tinuturo sa school or ng hr sa work so kadalasan nde na uutilize ng members.. Sayang ang benefits esp un sa sickness.. Imagine 120 days per year ang pwedeng ibigay sau. Just a question abt the sickness claim.. Can u give us an idea.. U were on bed rest right, so did u personally submit it sa sss or authorized representative lang.. And how did u get the reimbursement? Thru check? And how long was the processing time from the time nag file sa sss ng claim? Thanks in advance..

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    1. I personally filed it immediately after my bed rest. Late yung submission but it was still approved by SSS. You can have a representative file it for you too. I received the check before I gave birth so about 2 months.

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  100. hi Edel..
    I'm 16 weeks pregnant. my first contribution started last July 2013 as a regular employee. when will i have to file my MAT-1?is it OK to file this august 2014?

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  101. Hi Edel..

    I am 16 weeks pregnant and i started my contribution when I start working last july 2013. when will i submit my mat-1 form?is it OK if i submit this august?
    after our plan to get married. Thanks to your blog & i hope you answer my question.

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  102. hi edel

    Tanong Ko lng po kung anong dapat gawin last employed ako march 2013 Hangang ngayon po un employed na po ako. 1Yr na d nahuhulugan sss ko. And philhealt ko. Im pregy now due date ko po jan.3.paano ko pa po maavail ang maternity benifits ko. Need ko po ba magvoluntry sa sss at pano sa philhealth.pls reply me i need to know kung ano pong dapat kng gawin.

    Tnx po

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    1. If sa january ka manganganak, dapat magvoluntary member ka at makapagbayad sa SSS for july, aug and sept dahil oct 2014 to march 2015 ang semester of contingency mo. if sa december ka manganak at napaaga, di ka makakaavail. Sa philhealth kailangan ng 9 contributions para makaavail.

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  103. Hi edel
    Ask Ko lng po kc last employed ako 2013 ng march pati hulog ng sss ko. Un employed nako 1yr na hangang ngayon pwede ko po bang magvoluntary ako para makahulog ako this yr until dec.kc next yr jan.3 due date ko gusto ko kc ma avail ang maternity benifits ng sss at philhealth yung sa philhealth po ba pwede kng bayaran na month kahit mag advance ako or pwede kong bayaran ang april to dec. Pls reply mo nmn ako salamat in advance

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  104. Hi Edel,
    Ask ko sana if i can avail my maternity leave even if i am not working anymore..last na work q is last year may 2013 after that hnd n aq nkpag bayad s sss monthly and then now i am 4months pregnant and i want to avail a maternity leave pero hindi pa ako nkakabayad but i am planning to pay my contribution from jan.to nov.2014 sna...if mabayaran ko eh mkaka avail n ako..thank you ...

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  105. Hi Ms. Edel,
    I am 15 weeks pregnant and twice pa lang ako nkakabayad ng SSS which is May and June 15, 2014. Manganganak ako sa December 2014 pa, qualified ba ako for MAT1? Thanks!

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    1. Your semester of contingency is July to Dec 2014. Hindi ka qualified kasi dapat may 3 hulog ka from April to June 2014.

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  106. Hi good day mag tatanong lang po kasi po due date ko this july. Nung nag file po kasi ako ng mat 1 ko sabi seperate employee ako eh last september 2013 pa last work ko then nung march 2014 nag bayad ako ng contribution january -march 2014 as voluntary member. Now nagregister ako online as voluntary member. Kailangan ko pa po bang kumuha ng requirements na cer. Of seperation and non cash advancement and L-501 from my previous employer? Thank you very much po.

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  107. Hi Ms. Edel i'm six months pregnant now my due is on sept 23. And I started my contribution again march 21,2014 (for January to march 2014) since i didnot paid my contribution 7 years ago. But I don't know if I' m still qualified co'z the last digit on my SSS ID is number 1 due date 10th day of the month. What do you think, pls I need to know answer. Thank you i'm Mary.

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    1. For quarterly contributions, you can pay on or before the 10th day of the month following the quarter. so the deadline is until April 10, 2014 for January to March 2014 contributions. To have peace of mind, inquire personally to SSS. =)

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  108. Hi ms. Edel,ask ku lan pu kung nid ku pa pu kmuha ng certfcte of separation and non advancement of maternity at L501 sa dati ku pung employer..resign po aku last november 2013..my hulog nman pu an sss ku ng jan.-dec.2013 den ng voluntary member pu aku ng jan-march 2014,.nid pa pu kaya un pg ngfile aku ng mat2.. dpa pu kc aku nkkpgfile at hangang kelan pu pdng mgfile ng mat2? Tnx.. reply po... tnx

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  109. Hi mangananak aq nxt yr Jan of 2015 last na hulog q pa nung may 2013 kung mghuhulog aq naung July and so forth qualified Kea aq for maternity benifit tnx

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    1. If sa January ka manganganak and not earlier, yes you are qualified, my answer would be different if you will give birth in December. if you will pay for the second quarter this year, baka abot pa naman depende sa last digit ng SSS number mo, maski sa December ka manganak, you are qualified.

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  110. Hi Ms. Edel ,If september po ako manganganak at complete naman po ang payment ko from january to august premium pay po nasa magkano po ang makukuha ko? sa ngaun po kasi 5 mos palang yung pumapasok na bayad q sa ss thanks po If marami ba yung hulog mo within a year before ka manganak mas malaki din makukuha mo?

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    1. Depende how much yung salary mo or yung bracket ng premium na binabayaran mo. May table of contribution ang SSS. You will get 100 % of your average daily salary credit multiplied by 60 days for normal delivery or miscarriage, or 78 days for cesarean section delivery.

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    2. Ma'am Pwede ba aq magrequest ng 1 month maternity leave lang po?

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  111. Hi ms.edel
    Im working po and my employer informed with my miscarriage last june16 i already submit hispathology and medical reports together with mat1 and mat2.on july 9 my employer informed me that sss need my valid id's with 3specimen sign. Would like to know is my maternity benefits already approved? Thank you i will wait to your reply :) KM

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    1. ID is one of the requirements. I can't really tell if it is approved already. But if you have already submitted all requirements, it will be approved.

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  112. Hi Ms.Edel,last july 3,our compsubmitted all necessary docs.needed for filing of my application for my benefit due to miscarriage happened last june 24.how long would it take for the process and release of check?thank you very much in advance.more knowledge frm u.God bless.

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    1. usually it's 2 weeks to 1 month.

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  113. Hello Ms. Edel,

    I am (was) 5 weeks pregnant. kaso, hnd pa ako nakapagsubmit ng MAT1. And today, I had miscarriage. Can I still claim for maternity benefit kahit walang MAT1? If yes, what documents can I present? Mag susubmit pa ba ako ng MAT1? Tapos MAT2 din? Wala kc akong previous ultrasound na buntis ako. Tomorrow, I will have transvaginal ultrasound. That will probably show I had miscarriage. What to do? Please help.

    Thanks,
    Jik

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    1. Hi Jik. To be sure file both Mat 1 and 2. Requirements are written at the back of Mat 2.

      For Miscarriage/abortion
      • Pregnancy test before and after miscarriage/abortion.
      • Medical Certificate/Obstetrical history indicating the number of miscarriages duly certified by the attending physician with his license number, printed name and signature; or
      • D & C Report duly certified by the authorized hospital representative where the member was confined.

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