8 Aug 14

I have been receiving a lot of questions on how a female SSS member can check (on her own) if she is eligible for maternity benefits from SSS. This is aside from the longer maternity leave days granted to all SSS female members this year.

I noticed too that most of those who are asking have had some months when they failed to pay their SSS contributions and are now worried that this may be the cause of their ineligibility to claim maternity benefits.

So I did some research to find the best (and easiest!) way to check if a female SSS member is eligible for the SSS maternity benefit.  What I am sharing with you today is from the SSSPH.NET website but the actual concept for eligibility is based on SSS’ policies for maternity benefits.

Basically, the SSS requires that the member has paid AT LEAST 3 monthly contributions within the 12 months IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the semester of delivery.

To better illustrate this, see the examples below:

a. If your month of delivery is January, February, or March (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous October to September (refer to the months in capital letters):

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

Jul           Aug        Sep        OCT        NOV      `DEC

JAN        FEB         MAR      APR        MAY      JUN

JUL         AUG      SEP         Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb         Mar       Apr         May       Jun

 

b. If your month of delivery is April, May, or June (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous January to December (refer to months in capital letters):

JAN        FEB         MAR      APR        MAY      JUN

JUL         AUG      SEP         OCT        NOV      DEC

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

Jul           Aug        Sep        Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

 

c. If your month of delivery is July, August, or September (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous April to March (refer to months in capital letters):

Jan         Feb      Mar        APR        MAY      JUN

JUL         AUG      SEP         OCT        NOV      DEC

JAN        FEB         MAR      Apr         May       Jun

Jul           Aug        Sep         Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

 

d. If your month of delivery is October, November, or December (refer to months in italics), you are eligible if you have paid contributions for three months within the previous July to June (refer to months in capital letters):

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

JUL         AUG      SEP         OCT        NOV      DEC

JAN        FEB         MAR      APR        MAY      JUN

Jul           Aug        Sep        Oct         Nov        Dec

Jan         Feb        Mar        Apr         May       Jun

 

I hope this helped all our female followers.  If you have more questions about maternity benefits, you can send us an email or post your questions on the SSS Facebook page facebook.com/SSSPh/.

 

References:

http://www.sssph.net

www.sss.gov.ph

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