Social Security System (SSS) members affected by the COVID-19 and lost their jobs can get up to P20,000 cash benefit.
Edmar Charles Rodel, an SSS member who was among those who claimed their SSS Calamity Loan, thanked the government agency for aiding him through the pandemic. He shared that he used the funds for his motorcycle and sari-sari store business.
“Sobrang laking tulong kasi bukod sa walang natanggap na ayuda mula sa SAP, DOLE, etc. na tulong financial. Sa panahon ng pandemya ay nakatulong sa akin ang SSS Calamity Loan kasi nagamit ko siya panghulog sa monthly payment ng motor. At nakapagdagdag puhunan sa sari-sari store,” said Rodel.
How to apply
It can be accessed online through the website www.sss.gov.ph.
For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), they can get their certification from the Philippine Overseas Employment Office to avail of the SSS benefit.
Fernan Nicolas, concurrent head, Public Affairs and Special Events of SSS, said the cash benefit will be equivalent to one-month salary credit.
“Up to 20,000 o katumbas po ito ng one month salary credit. Halimbawa, ang isang miyembro ay naghuhulog ng para sa P20,000 monthly salary credit, makakakuha po siya ng ganung halaga,” Nicolas Unang Hirit in April.
To determine how much you can loan from the SSS, refer to this matrix:
Members with 36 monthly contributions can avail of the loan.
For more questions, email [email protected] or go to their Facebook page: Philippine Social Security System @sssPH.