How To Get An SSS Calamity Loan Assistance?

The Calamity Loan Assistance Program (CLAP) is a separate loan window from the regular salary loan program where members can borrow up to P16,000 largely depending on their SSS monthly salary credit and amount of contribution. The loan is payable in 2 years in equal monthly installments with an annual interest rate of 10% and 1% monthly penalty for late payments.

 

The CLAP is available to all members with home address or property in a declared calamity area by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. A total of at least 36 monthly contributions, of which 6 were paid within the 12 month period preceding the date of application is required for them to qualify.

 

Qualified OFW members may assign a representative to file for their application, provided that an authorization letter is prepared.

 

Members who have outstanding loans under the Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) and previous CLAPs, as well as those receiving pensions for total permanent disability and retirement are not qualified under this new CLAP.

 

Members can file their calamity loan applications over the counter at any SSS Branch. The loan must be fully paid before the member can avail of another calamity loan in the future.

 

Members can pick up their calamity loan check at the SSS Branch where they filed their application.

 

 

Eligibility

The employed member’s employer must be updated in the payment of contributions and loan remittances

 

The member must have at least 36 posted monthly contributions, the 6 of which should be posted within the last 12 months prior to the month of filing of application

 

The member must be a resident of the calamity declared areas and suffered losses/ damages to their properties

 

The member must be a resident who has a home address/ property at the stricken area

 

The member must have not been granted at any final benefit, such as total permanent disability, retirement and death, at the time of application

 

The member shall not have an outstanding restructured loan under the SSS Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) or outstanding Calamity Loan Assistance Program (CLAP)

 

The application for calamity loan assistance shall be filed within 3 months from the issuance of the circular

 

The loan amount shall be equivalent to 1 month salary credit (MSC) computed based on the average of the last 12 MSCs or the total amount of damages as certified by the member in the application form

 

 

Repayment and schedule of payment

The loan shall be payable within 2 years in 24 equal monthly installments

 

The monthly amortization shall start on the second month following the date of loan, which is due on or before the payment deadline

 

 

Interest

The loan shall be charged an interest rate of 10% per annum computed on a diminishing principal balance

 

Any excess in the amortization payment shall be applied to the outstanding principal balance

 

 

Penalty

Loan amortization payments not remitted on due date shall bear the penalty of 1% per month until fully paid

 

If the loan is not fully paid at the end of the term, interest of 10% per annum and penalty of 1% per month shall continue to be charged on the outstanding principal balance until fully paid

 

 

Service fee

Service fee of 1% shall be waived

 

 

Requirements

Application Form

 

Authorization Letter (if OFW)

 

Barangay Certification

 

Printed scanned copies of valid ID cards/ documents of the OFW/ Seafarer member and present original copies of valid ID cards/ documents of the authorized representative

 

 

Here is a sample of the SSS Calamity Loan Assistance Application

SSS Calamity Loan Assistance Application

 

 

 

Valid IDs

Social Security Card

Unified Multi-Purpose (UMID) Card

Driver’s License

Passport

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card

Seaman’s Book (Seafarer’s Identification & Record Book)

 

 

Secondary IDs

Alien Certificate of Registration

Company ID Card

Health or Medical Card

Home Development Mutual Fund (PAG-IBIG) Member’s Data Form

Police Clearance or NBI Clearance

Postal ID Card

School ID Card

Senior Citizen Card

TIN Card

Voter’s ID

Student Permit by LTO

 

 

Verification of the loan status may be made through the SSS Website. The default mode of payment for members with activated UMID ATM Card is the UMID ATM Card. The loan shall be directly credited to the SSS issued UMID ATM account.

 

 

Further reading, https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/viewArticle.jsp?page=NR2017_007

 

 

Send your application to

Your nearest SSS branch

 

Inquiries

Call Center Hotling 02 920 6446 to 55

Email: member_relations@sss.gov.ph

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