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As a female SSS member, whether employed, self-employed, unemployed, or voluntary, you are entitled to Maternity Benefits. To help you in filing for your Maternity Benefit claim, here is a summary of procedures and requirements. These were lifted from the SSS website (www.sss.gov.ph) and other helpful websites; the links are provided at the bottom of the page:

  1. Notification Procedures:
    • For Employees:
      • As soon as a member has confirmed that she is pregnant, she needs to notify her employer.
      • Include in the notification the probable date of her childbirth which must be at least 60 days from the date of conception.
      • These information must be reflected on the SSS Maternity Notification Form; attach other supporting documents that will corroborate the pregnancy.
    • For Employers:
      • Upon receipt of employee’s Maternity Notification Form and other supporting documents, the employer must notify the SSS.
      • Submit the SSS Maternity Notification Form and other supporting documents submitted by the employee to SSS. This may be done over-the-counter at an SSS branch, or online through the SSS website.
      • To submit online, both employee and employer must be registered users of the SSS website.
    • For Unemployed, Self-employed, and Voluntary Members:
      • If your member category is any of the above, you must notify SSS directly.
    • If the employee fails to notify the employer, or the SSS, in the case of an unemployed, self-employed, or voluntarily paying member, the maternity benefit application may be denied.
  2. Application Requirements
    • For Notification
      • For Employees, Unemployed/Self-employed/Voluntary Members
        • Maternity Notification Form
        • UMID or SSS biometrics ID card or two (2) other valid IDs, both with signature and at least one (1) with photo and date of birth.
        • Proof of pregnancy (ultrasound report)
    • For Reimbursement
      • For Employed Members
        • Maternity Notification Form duly stamped and received by SSS
        • Maternity Reimbursement Form
        • UMID or SSS biometrics ID card or two (2) other valid IDs, both with signature and at least one (1) with photo and date of birth.
        • As an additional means to ensure that the member will receive the said benefits, the company’s representative who will be filing the claim must present the member’s SSS digitized ID or the E-6 acknowledgement stub with two valid IDs (at least one with photo). This is in addition to the presentation by the company representative’s own SSS digitized ID and blue card.
      • For Separated Members
        • Maternity Reimbursement Form
        • Certification from last employer showing the effective date of separation from employment or notice of company’s closure/strike or certification from the Department of Labor and Employment that the employee or employer has a pending labor case.
        • Certification that no advance payment was granted (if confinement days applied for are within or prior to separation).
        • UMID or SSS biometrics ID card or two (2) other valid IDs, both with signature and at least one (1) with photo and date of birth.
    • Additional Requirements
      • Normal delivery – certified true or authenticated copy of duly registered birth certificate. In case the child dies or is a stillborn, duly registered death or fetal death certificate.
      • Caesarean delivery – certified or authenticated copy of duly registered birth certificate and certified true copy of operating room record/surgical memorandum.
      • Miscarriage or abortion – obstetrical history stating the number of pregnancy certified by the attending physician an dilatation and curettage (D&C) report for incomplete abortion, pregnancy test before and after abortion with age of gestation and histopath report for complete abortion.
  3. Filing Procedure

Claims may be filed at the nearest SSS office; however, processing will be done at the branch where the employer and employee records are based.

For your reference, here are copies of the SSS Forms: Maternity Notification and SSSForms_Maternity_Reimbursement.

Sources:

https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/pages.jsp?page=maternityapplication

https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/pages.jsp?page=maternitycomputation