Every member of the SSS is entitled to benefits and privileges and you do not necessarily have to wait until your retirement age before you take advantage of these. One such privilege is applying for a salary loan to help you during emergencies such as home repair expenses, hospitalization, and new home appliances. Applying for an SSS salary loan is quick and easy, especially if you have an online SSS account.
Here are the facts you need to know:
How much can you loan from the SSS if it is your first time to apply?
No two SSS members have the same exact loanable amounts; this will depend on the member’s contributions. Your loanable amount is the average of the last 12-month salary credits (MSC).
If you are consistently paying the minimum monthly contribution of P110 with an equivalent MSC of P1,000, your loanable amount is P1,000.
If you are consistently paying the maximum monthly contribution of P1,760 with an equivalent MSC of P16,000, your loanable amount is P16,000.
The maximum loanable amount is P32,000.
How would I know if I am qualified to avail the salary loan?
A member is qualified to apply for a salary loan if he or she has paid at least 36 monthly contributions and has at least six posted monthly contributions within the last 12 months before filing the application.
If you have completed 36 months of contributions but not more than 72 monthly contributions, you will be entitled to one-month salary loan; but if you have paid at least 72 monthly contributions, you are entitled to a two-month salary loan.
I am employed and would like to apply for a salary loan with the SSS. Should I apply through my employer or do I have the option to go directly to SSS?
A certification for the loan is required of employed members; therefore, if you are employed, you must apply through your employer. The monthly payments will be automatically deducted from your salary and remittances will be facilitated by your employer.
I am compelled to resign from my job but I still have an outstanding loan with the SSS. What will happen to my loan after I resign?
The employer will deduct the full balance from the proceeds of the employee’s benefits from the company; the employer shall remit the amount to the SSS. In case the employee’s separation benefits cannot cover the full amount of the loan, the employer must report the details of the employee’s resignation to the SSS, including the full amount of unpaid loan balance.
I am a freelancer but I would like to get a salary loan from the SSS; what are the requirements and how do I apply?
The same requirements apply for freelance SSS members:
- The member should have paid at least 36 monthly contributions and has at least 6 posted monthly contributions within the last 12 months before the month of filing of the application.
- A member who has paid at least 36 months but not more than 72 monthly contributions is entitled to a one-month salary loan while those with at least 72 paid monthly contributions are entitled to a two-month salary loan.
If you are not employed by a company, you may simply file your salary loan at any SSS branch. Fill-out an application form and photocopy your SSS ID or UMID, or any two valid IDs.
How will the proceeds of my loans be released to me?
The SSS will send a check in your name to your employer. You may have to fill out a few more documents, depending on your employer’s requirements. Otherwise, you may just have to return the voucher attached to your check to your employer to serve as their record of your loan. Your loan payments will be automatically deducted from your monthly salary.
You may renew your loan after paying at least 50% of your salary loan. It is advisable that you keep an online account with the SSS so you can keep track of your payments.
If you have any questions regarding your SSS membership, send us a message and we will do our best to find the answers for you.