What To Know And How To Get SSS Unemployment Benefits

Who doesn’t want their family to experience a prosperous life? Of course, we all want to give our family everything that they need, we all want them to experience how good life is. However, there are circumstances that may happen which is beyond our control but with SSS Unemployment Benefits, we can now start and cope up with the bad experiences that happened.

Losing a job is one of life’s major stress that a worker can experience especially to those persons who have a lot of responsibilities to their family.

Thinking of how will you be able to provide for your family’s daily needs is kind of stressful. This time, there are so many people looking for a job, so it’s not that easy to find a new job immediately.

SSS Unemployment Benefits

Good thing because SSS created a way to help unemployed members who got involuntarily separated from their work. They will be able to receive cash benefits via SSS Unemployment Benefits.

All qualified members who got involuntarily separated are eligible to receive a cash equivalent to 50% of their average monthly salary credit. (Maximum or not exceeding Php 10,000 per month)

Accepted Reasons Behind Involuntary Separation:

-Threatening Disease
-Cessation of operation
-Installation of Labor-Saving Devices

Unaccepted Reasons:

-Neglect of duties
-Disobedience to lawful orders
-Serious Crime

Eligibility Requirement:
-Not 60 years old when got involuntarily separated
-Member must have 36 monthly contributions (12 months of it must be paid within 18th month before the month of separation)
-No record of claimed unemployment insurance for the last 3 years from the date of involuntary separation.

Required Documents:

– UMID Card enrolled as ATM (If unavailable, Bank Statement from UBP is acceptable)
-Notice of Termination
-Photocopy of 1 primary ID card (If unavailable, two supplementary ID needs to be provided) -Certification issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) (Must include reason and date of involuntary separation)

*Once you already have all the requirements needed, submit it at the nearest SSS branch at your location for them to verify and check. Verifying and processing will take much longer, so you must be patient. Kindly wait for the SSS staff to call your name and they will explain further instruction.

*Unemployment benefit is not a loan, it is a cash benefit that you can get from SSS if you are eligible. You don’t need to pay for the amount that you will receive even if you find a new job.

For additional information, you may consider contacting SSS customer service using this contact number: 1800 10 225 5777

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  1. pwde poe ba akoe mag loan sa sss kaso wala pa poe akoe atm ng sss first time koe plang poe mag loan sa sss

  2. Good day po ma’am and sir, 2019 po ako nawalan ng work nag resigned po ako sa agency hindi po ko nakabalik until now Maka avail po ba ako sa benifits ng sss sa unemployment para pangasto ko Sana maghanap ng work

  3. pwede ba ako maka avail sa benefits para sa unemployment member. dati akong ofw umuwi ako noong 2019 ng october . tapos nagkaroon ng pandemic sa 2020 kaya di ako nakapag apply uli sa ibang bansa. hanggang ngaun di pa ako nakahanap ng work.14yrs na ang contriburion ko sa sss. pls reply

  4. Good morning SSS personnel, ask ko po if applicable pa po ba itong Good News nyo sa tulad kong nawalan ng work way back 1996 dahil ang kumpanya namin ay nagsara noon pang December 1995 at binigyan naman kaming lahat ng separation pay, so January 1996 ay wala na talaga akong work at di na rin nakapagwork pa gawa ng tuluyan na akong nag-asawa at pamilya na lamang ang inintindi ko noon up to now? Marami pong salamat, God bless!!

  5. Pwd po b mg loan ung asawA ko nwalan po sya ng trabaho dahil ngkabawasan dhil sa pandemic

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