The prescriptive period in the filing of the disability benefit shall be 10 years from the date of occurrence of disability. The amount of the monthly pension is based on the member’s number of paid contributions and the years of membership prior to the semester of disability. The lowest monthly pension is P1,000 for members with less than 10 credited years of service and P1,200 with at least 10 credited years of service, and P2,400 with at least 20 years of credited years of service.
Only totally and permanently disabled members can receive a lifetime monthly pension. The pension gets suspended once the pensioner recovers from the disability, resumes employment or fails to report for annual physical examination when notified by the SSS.
However, the member can request a home visit if the disability inhibits him from reporting for re-examination by the SSS physician at any SSS branch office. Depending on the degree of disability, the monthly pension is paid up to a certain number of months only.
The monthly pension is paid through the member’s designated bank. The member must open a single savings account and must submit to the SSS the account number, including a photocopy of the passbook upon filing of the application. The original copy of the passbook should be presented for authentication purposes.
Common permanent total disability can be a complete loss of sight of both eyes, loss of two limbs at or above the ankle or wrists, permanent complete paralysis of two limbs, brain injury resulting to incurable imbecility or insanity, and other cases approved by the SSS.
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Partial disability can be a complete or permanent loss of any of the body parts that can prevent the member from engaging in any gainful occupation, such as
- One thumb
- One index finger
- One middle finger
- One ring finger
- One little finger
- Hearing of one ear
- Hearing of both ears
- Sight of one eye
- One big toe
- One hand
- One arm
- One foot
- One leg
- One ear
- Both ears
- Disability Claim Application (SSS Form DDR-1)
- Medical Certificate (SSS Form MMD-102)
- Member’s photo and signature form (for initial claims only)
- Other documents that may be required to support the disability claim, such as clinical and laboratory tests, x-ray and hospital records
- UMID or SSS biometrics ID card or 2 other valid IDs, both with signature and at least 1 with photo and date of birth
- Other supporting documents
- Photocopy of passbook or ATM card
How to apply?
Applications for disability benefits are filed at any SSS branch or representative offices.
Further reading, https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/pages.jsp?page=disabilitypension
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