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Are you currently receiving pension from the Social Security System (SSS), as a retiree or a beneficiary?  Have you recently undergone your Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP)?  Did you know that the ACOP schedule has been changed from contingency month to the birth month of the SSS member?

To ensure continuous release of your monthly SSS pension, you need to undergo the ACOP program every year.  Here is the list of procedure and documents needed when reporting at the SSS for ACOP; take note too of the defined exemptions, depending on the pensioner’s physical condition.

A. DISABILITY PENSIONERS

How to Comply:

The pensioner has to report to any SSS branch, EXCEPT if the pensioner is 80 years old and above.  In such cases, the pensioner only needs to accomplish the ACOP form and attach required documents.  These documents should then be submitted to the nearest SSS branch through a representative or email to member_relations@sss.gov.ph.

Required Documents (depending on the pensioner’s age and physical condition):

If the Pensioner can report personally:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. SS card or two valid IDs, both with signature and at least one with photo.

If the Pensioner is incapacitated or 80 years old and above and resides in the Philippines:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. Photocopy of SS card or two valid IDs, both with signature and at least one with photo.
  3. Sketch of residence.

If the Pensioner is confined in an institution:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. Photocopy of SS card or two valid IDs, both with signature and at least one with photo.
  3. Certification from applicable institution confirming Pensioner’s confinement.

If the Pensioner resides abroad:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. Photocopies of SS card, valid passport, or any two valid IDs issued by the host country government unit/agency where photo and signature are shown.
  3. Complete physical examination report done within 3 months prior to the last day of compliance and certified by a physician indicating his license number and clinic address.
  4. Laboratory or other diagnostic examination results applicable to disability.

 

B. RETIREMENT AND DEATH PENSIONERS

How to Comply:

If the pensioner receives his pension thru a bank, he or she has to report to the designated bank; if pension is received thru checks or a guardian, the pensioner needs to report to any SSS branch.

Required Documents (depending on the pensioner’s age and physical condition):

If the Pensioner can report personally:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. SS card or two valid IDs, both with signature and at least one with photo.

If the Pensioner is incapacitated or 80 years old and above and resides in the Philippines:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. Photocopy of SS card or two valid IDs, both with signature and at least one with photo.
  3. Sketch of residence.
  4. Certificate of existence from the Barangay Chairman.
  5. Medical Certificate done within three months prior to the last day of compliance and certified by a physician indicating his license number and clinic address.

If the Pensioner is confined in an institution:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. Photocopy of SS card or two valid IDs, both with signature and at least one with photo.
  3. Certificate from applicable institution confirming pensioner’s confinement.

If the Pensioner resides abroad:

  1. Accomplished and signed ACOP form.
  2. Photocopies of SS card, valid passport or any two valid IDs issued by the host country governmental unit / agency where photo and signature are shown.

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

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