For all expecting mothers who want to take advantage the maternity benefits given by the Social Security System (SSS) must inform the SSS for their upcoming delivery.
If employed, you must notify your employer immediately as soon as you confirmed that you are pregnant by accomplishing the SSS maternity notification form and the proof of your pregnancy.
Your employer will be the one to notify the SSS by submitting the maternity notification form you submitted.
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If Unemployed, Self-employed and Voluntary members, you must notify the SSS directly by visiting their nearest office in your place and by submitting the maternity notification form that you can get on the SSS office or online.
This tutorial is based on the experience of my wife, she is a voluntary SSS member and she informed SSS 3 months before her delivery date. Here’s the procedure.
She visit the SSS office Ilagan branch to inform for her upcoming delivery, the SSS personnel gave her the following form to fill up, Maternity Notification form with the date received stamp, Maternity Reimbursement form with the requirements needed and the Complete Obstetrical History to be filled up by the attending OB.
You can find all the requirements for SSS Maternity reimbursement on the SSS website or ask the SSS personnel over the counter.
Here’s the three forms given to her when she visit the SSS office Ilagan branch to notify for her upcoming delivery.
SSS Maternity Notification Form – The SSS maternity notification form must have a received date stamp on it with the signature of the SSS personnel.
SSS Maternity Reimbursement Form – Fill up this form completely and submit it including the Maternity Notification form with stamp and the requirements after your delivery.
Complete Obstetrical History Form – This form to be filled up by your attending OB
Two months after her caesarean delivery, we returned all the given form to SSS with the requirements, including the expense records from the Hospital where my wife gives birth. You can ask your attending OB to request for Hospital expenses that will be submitted to the SSS.
Updates: SSS now requires bank account under your name where they can deposit the reimburse amount. You will need to open bank account if you don’t have one, if you have they will check if that account one their accredited bank. We use her BDO account, they also ask latest deposit transactions to your given bank account to make sure that the account is valid.
Once all the requirements you submitted are verified and received by SSS, you will wait for 1 to 2 months before they deposit the amount.
The amount that you will receive will depend on your monthly contribution and the type of your delivery. For more information about the maternity benefit computation, you can refer to SSS maternity benefit page.
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