SSS enforces mandatory checkless disbursements

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The Social Security System (SSS) yesterday said that mandatory online transaction and checkless disbursements are now being implemented to provide members, employers, pensioners, and beneficiaries/claimants with faster, safer, more convenient, and economical means to register, submit their loan and benefit applications, and receive loan proceeds and cash benefits.

The mandatory online transactions include filing of salary and calamity loans, Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Application (SBRA) for employers, application of Social Security Number, Employment Report (R1A), submission of sickness and maternity notification as well as filing of unemployment, retirement, and funeral benefit claims with e-disbursement, a press release from SSS said.

To proceed with online transactions, members, employers, and pensioners must have their own My.SSS account. Upon SSS registration, they must also register their disbursement account through the Disbursement Account Enrollment Module (DAEM) for their loans and benefits.
For online users who opt to receive their benefits via e-wallet or remittance transfer companies (RTCs)/cash pick-up outlets (CPOs), their mobile numbers should also be enrolled in Bank Enrolment Module (BEM) in their My.SSS accounts.

Members must take note that there are prerequisites in submitting their retirement and funeral benefit applications online.

“Claimants should have an issued SS number and Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) Card or have already applied for a UMID Card to submit their funeral benefit claim online. Meanwhile, non-SSS member-claimants should provide a copy of their ATM card deposit slip if the disbursement account is a PESONet participating bank, or their mobile number if their preferred disbursement is thru E-wallet via upgraded PayMaya or cash remittance via MLhuiller,” SSS president and chief executive officer Aurora Ignacio said in the press release.

Retiree-applicants can submit their retirement claim applications online if their SS number is not canceled, not an underground/surface mineworker or a racehorse jockey, not a self-employed member below 65 years old, has no outstanding balances in Stock Investment Loan, Privatization Loan, Educational Loan, and Vocational Technology Loan, and with no dependent minor child. “Members who do not meet these qualifying conditions are advised to set an appointment with the nearest SSS branch,” Ignacio stressed.

In line with the mandatory online registration, the pension fund also starts the mandatory checkless disbursement of unemployment benefit, funeral benefit through their UMID card enrolled as ATM Card/UnionBank Quick Card/PESO-Net participating bank/E-wallet/RTC/CPO.
Meanwhile, salary and calamity loans shall be disbursed through PESONet participating banks only.

Members may call the SSS hotline at 1455, follow the official Facebook page “Philippine Social Security System”, Instagram Account “Mysssph”, or Twitter Feed “PHLSSS”, or log on to their My.SSS account for online services verification and queries, the press release added.*

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