Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, said that SSS Self-Employed Benefits will be given to their members and it was under the benefits of the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).
Bello wanted to help self-employed Filipino people. Said Bello, “We recognized that most self-employed members of the SSS are also workers who need to be protected in time of work-connected sickness, injuries, or death.”
ECP was a big help to all self-employed Filipino who is a member of SSS. This program aims to provide a compensation package to public and private employees on their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, death, or injury.
Here’s the qualification for SSS Self-Employed Benefits from ECP:
To be able to qualify for ECP, you must be 60 years old and below, self-employed, and must have a P2,000 monthly income.
List of self-employed who will receive the compulsory coverage of ECP:
- Single proprietors of businesses
- Self-employed professionals who have their own business office
- Media correspondents who do not fall within the term ’employee’ in section 8(D) of the SSS Law
- Professional trainees, individual farmers, and fishers
- Directors of Trustees of the Board of corporations who are part of the pertinent government agencies
- Informal sector workers including vendors, transport workers and similarly stated work
- Government hired contractual and job order personnel through a contract of service and should not be covered under GSIS Law
- Self-employed as decided by the Social Security Commission.
ECP Contribution amount
Contribution will be based on the Monthly Salary Credit (MSC) of a self-employed person by the time of registration. If a self-employed member monthly earnings fall under MSC of P14,500 or below they will pay P10 monthly and if their monthly earning is above P15,000 they will pay P30 monthly.
List of the benefits of ECP
A self-employed member who experience work-related sickness, injury, or death.
- Loss-of-income benefits;
- Medical services, appliances, and supplies
- Carers’ allowance
- Rehabilitation services
- Death benefits
- Funeral benefits
Who Can Be The Employees’ beneficiaries?
The beneficiaries can either be primary or secondary.
- A married spouse living with the employee at the time of the employee’s death until he/she remarries
- A legitimate child or legally adopted child who is single, no work, below 21 years old, or over 21 years old but incapable of self-support due to physical or mental defect which is congenital during minority.
- Legitimate parents
- The legitimate descendants and illegitimate children who are not married, not employed, below 21 years old, or over 21 years old but incapable of self-support due to a physical or mental defect which is congenital or acquired during minority.
Death benefits will be given to the primary beneficiaries over secondary beneficiaries. Whenever there are primary beneficiaries, no death benefit shall be paid to his secondary beneficiaries.
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