SSS to accept online applications for unemployment benefits, suspends payments for loans

SSS to accept online applications for unemployment benefits, suspends payments for loans

Applications for the Social Security System (SSS) unemployment benefit will be available for online filing.

During the Laging Handa public briefing, Aurora Ignacio, SSS President and CEO, has stated that the application for unemployment benefits is filed over-the-counter. However, SSS is developing a way of filing the application process online instead.


The SSS is ready to provide PHP 660 million as benefits for SSS members who may lose their jobs due to layoffs or closures of companies affected by the COVID-19. Under a worst-case scenario, the SSS has stated that it will up the budget to PHP 1.2 billion. On average, the unemployment benefit that members will receive is around PHP 11,000.

Premium-paying members can also avail unemployment benefits equal to half of their average monthly salary credit (AMSC) for a maximum of two months. To qualify for the unemployment benefit, members should have been displaced due to redundancy, installation of labor-saving devices, retrenchment, closure or cessation of operation, and disease or illness. Moreover, members should have paid the minimum number of monthly contributions for three years, of which 12 should have been paid in the last 18 months.

Additionally, Ignacio said that the SSS had given its members a moratorium (or suspension) for all loan payments, in line with the Bayanihan to Heal As One law. The grace period should last at least 30 days due within the period of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. During the moratorium, SSS members will not incur any interests, penalties, fees, and other charges. The grace period also applies to people with multiple loans for every loan.

Source: PNA

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29 Responses

  1. alex s abe says:

    morning po mam/sir, pano po kaya ung loan qpo sa sss parng hndi po ata nahuhulugan ng dati qng kumpanyang carlson ennotich or fedderline corporation cunstaction

  2. emma guzman says:

    i need to update my contribution

  3. Geraldime Sanjuan says:

    How can i receive the cheque if in case i apply for sss loan. Still i dont have the umid atm and other affiliated bank?

  4. Lauro Glumal Jr says:

    Panu namn Po katulad ko na na 1 year and 3 months na member makakakuha Po ba ako nyan sa sss

  5. Arciaga,priscilla b. says:

    How tonoay ny sss contribution

  6. Lucile Hervias says:

    Good day! Ask lng PO mayron po along SSS kaso po na stop mo Yong payment ko Kasi nag ofw po ako at mayron po along dating loan year 2013 August last payment ko babayaran ko po Yong loan pati interest if continue ko Yong SSS ..

  7. Jeffrel Punzalan says:

    How to apply?

  8. Napoleon says:

    How can i avail a form for my sss calamity loan please send me 1 form for my sss calamity loan send to my e-mail thank very much Mam& Sir.

  9. chon says:

    how do we get the sss checks representing our approvefd loan which we filed on line. when our company rep went to sss east avenue to pick up our employees’ checks, your office is close

  10. Eduardo L. Nadong Jr. says:

    Need assistance pls, my sss salary loan was approved last march 6, and to date i have not received it yet. I chk with union bank, they said they have not been updated by sss.

  11. Rubelyn yuson says:

    Could I be accepted if I apply for loan?

  12. Pano po yung 36months lang nakahulog makaloan pu ba yon

  13. joven ayod says:

    can i apply for loan

  14. How to apply if the password of my sss online is blo k

  15. Arnie Paul V. Biag says:

    How to apply calamity loan online filling?

  16. Sonny socito says:

    How can I file online for unemployment benefits
    Who are those qualifieds

    • Hi Sir/Mam,

      Good Day!

      Mam may I Ask how to avail the unemployment benefits due to civid 19 our company less employee while there is the undergoing lockdown and i am one affected by it so i want to avail the unemployment benefits I already have more than 36 months of payment hope too hear respond from your good company.

      Thank you and Godbless

  17. Mam, ser good morning,pano po ba mag loan, kc fisrt time q,magloloan Sana aq wala N kcng pam bili Ng pakain, para sa pamilya q..

  18. Marites L. Dais says:

    Pwede ba mag loan ang self employed?

  19. Maria Cecilia Adriano Guerrero says:

    Same questions of the others. How to apply online unemployed benefit. Our office followed the implemented ECQ by the government since March 17 with No work No pay. Are we qualified tonto file and avail this benefit? Please advise.

  20. Hazel says:

    My balance loan pa aq from my old company gusto q po snang mag loan para maumpisahan na akong makaltasan sa new company q lumalaki na po kc sa interest.pede q po bamg i file un kahot may oustanding balance pa aq? Thanx po

  21. lilibetn deato says:

    pano po mag apply . please kailngng kailngn ko po tlaga ..

  22. lilibetn deato says:

    can i apply ..please kailngng kailngn ko po tlaga ..

  23. James Salazar Aquino says:

    Can i apply for loan

  24. Jeanevie Natividad says:

    Pwede po ba mag apply ng calamity loan pero matagal ng walang hulog dahil walang work.. pero member po ako..

  25. Henry Malinag says:

    Hi Maam/Sir,

    I would like to ask how can I file online for emergency loan? Due of calamity covid 19. Im hoping for our immediate reply. Thank you and God bless.

  26. Henry Malinag says:

    Hi Maam/Sir,

    I would like to ask how can I file online for emergency loan? Due of calamity covid 19. Im hoping for your immediate reply. Thank you and God bless.


  27. How to apply calamity’laon

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