Final call for SSS benefits for calamity victims

Puso ng Pamilyang Pilipino -  Final call for SSS benefits for calamity victims

Typhoon survivors only have until October 31 to avail of their calamity relief package, paalala ng Social Security System (SSS).

Included sa benefit na ito for SSS members ang Salary Loan Early Renewal Program (SLERP), SSS Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan, at three-months advance pension payments.

For house repair loans, until one year mula sa issuance ng SSS circular ang deadline.

Galing sa mga lugar gaya ng Albay, Camarines Sur, Samar, Laguna, Naga City, at Obando, Bulacan, ang expected magpasa ng application matapos sagasaan sila ng Typhoon Glenda.

But aside from them, available ang regular calamity package na ito sa lahat ng SSS members na residents ng mga lugar na nadeklara as under a state of calamity ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Apply ka lang sa mga SSS branches o i-download ang form sa kanilang website.

Clarification ni SSS Vice President May Catherine Ciriaco, Officer in Charge ng SSS Lending and Asset Management Division, pwedeng mag-renew ng salary loan nang mas maaga sa given period under the regular loan guidelines, at kahit pa may sanction ka sa loan renewal kapag mag-avail ng SSS Loan Penalty Condonation Program.

“The SSS will also waive the one-percent service fee charged on salary loan applications, both for new and renewed loans,” sabi ni Ciriaco, based on regular eligibility requirements, interest rate, at repayment terms for salary loans.

Kung gusto mong makuha nang mas maaga ang iyong pension for three months, dapat duly certified ng Barangay Chairman ang iyong application form.

“Pensioners may also attach a certification issued by the Barangay Chairman, DSWD, or NDRRMC that attests their residency in the typhoon-affected area. We will only accept applications without any of these certifications if the pensioner’s given address is within an officially declared calamity area and it is the same as that in our database,” ang kanyang explanation.

Tuloy pa rin ang regular release ng pensions after ng three-month period ng advance payments.

Binawasan rin ng SSS ang interest rates ng SSS Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan by 6 percent per annum. Sabi pa ni Ciriaco, hindi na kailangan magbayad ng service fee ang mga members na gustong mag-apply sa ganitong benefit.

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