5 IDs You Must Have This Year

This year, make it your resolution to always have a valid, government-issued ID in your possession all the time. And while you’re at it, why not make it your goal to complete these five IDs before the end of the first month of the year? Here’s the list of IDs, where you can get them,Continue reading “5 IDs You Must Have This Year”

How To Avail Of The SSS Short-term Loan Restructuring And Penalty Condonation Program

Do you have an outstanding short-term loan with the SSS that has remained unpaid for quite some time now? Are you afraid to inquire about it because you are sure that the penalties and interest charges may have already overtaken the principal amount? The SSS has some good news! Beginning November 15 up to FebruaryContinue reading “How To Avail Of The SSS Short-term Loan Restructuring And Penalty Condonation Program”

How To Use The SSS e-Learning Portal

One thing they probably do not teach in school (at least not during my time) are the different benefits we can gain from government agencies like the SSS, Pag-IBIG, and PhilHealth. I only learned about these three when I started working as I was required to submit my SSS and Pag-IBIG numbers. PhilHealth, on theContinue reading “How To Use The SSS e-Learning Portal”

Important Guidelines When Applying For A UMID Card At SSS Branches

While the Social Security System (SSS) has once again opened its doors for UMID card applicants, the public is still strongly advised to observe strict health and safety protocols when visiting SSS branches. Here are the guidelines of the SSS when visiting their branches for UMID card applications: Members may file their UMID application formsContinue reading “Important Guidelines When Applying For A UMID Card At SSS Branches”

ECC Benefits For Employees Who Got Infected With COVID-19

This year, the DOLE announced that COVID-19 is a compensable work-related disease and Pinoy workers who had been infected with the dreaded virus shall receive compensation from the government through the ECC (Employees’ Compensation Commission). There are a lot of salient points that can be discussed from this topic and I would like to startContinue reading “ECC Benefits For Employees Who Got Infected With COVID-19”

UMID Card Application Resumes At SSS

Good news! You may now file your UMID application at SSS branches after being put on hold because of the pandemic. The SSS actually began accepting applications last September 27, 2021. If you haven’t yet, now is the time to prepare your application requirements so you can finally get your very own UMID (Unified MultipurposeContinue reading “UMID Card Application Resumes At SSS”

The SSS Annual Confirmation Of Pensioners Program (ACOP) Resumes This Month

Are you an SSS pensioner or a beneficiary of a deceased SSS pensioner? The ACOP (Annual Confirmation Of Pensioners Program) resumes this month (October 2021) after being put on hold last year. The suspension of the ACOP was extended several times due to the changing quarantine restrictions. Last month, the SSS announced the resumption ofContinue reading “The SSS Annual Confirmation Of Pensioners Program (ACOP) Resumes This Month”

Can A COVID-19 Positive Member Claim Sickness Benefits From The SSS?

This question is raised more than a dozen times on the SSS’ Facebook page. Based on my observation, a lot of SSS members are unaware of the details involved when filing sickness benefits, especially if the patient is COVID-19 positive. I lifted the answers straight from the SSS Facebook page. I hope this helps shedContinue reading “Can A COVID-19 Positive Member Claim Sickness Benefits From The SSS?”