SSS Unemployment Benefit is one of the benefits that members of SSS can receive. It is in accordance with Section 14-B of the Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018.
The cash benefit will be based on the member’s monthly 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”.SSS public affairs and special event division head Fernando Nicolas said in a statement.
“Workers can get up to 20,000 financial assistance equivalent to one-month salary credit. For instance, they are contributing for a 20,000 monthly salary credit, they will get that same amount.” SSS public affairs and special event division head Fernando Nicolas said in a statement.
What is SSS Unemployment benefit?
Also known as Unemployment Insurance or involuntary separation benefit, it is a cash benefit given to workers who have been terminated or laid off. May it be Overseas Filipino Workers (land-based or Sea-based), Houseworkers, or any employee that has involuntarily separated from work.
Who are qualified to get the involuntary separation benefit?
To see if you are qualify for the unemployment benefit, see the following conditions below:
- An applicant must be below 60 years old when they were removed from their job. Exceptions for miners, who should be 50 years old or younger, and racehorse jockeys must be aged 55 or younger.
- Must have paid SSS contributions for at least 36 months, with at least 12 payments remitted in the last 18 months before they were laid out of work.
- The employee must not have received an unemployment benefit in the past three years.
The following are the accepted reasons for unemployment that will qualify a worker for this SSS benefit:
- the introduction of machines that will replace human labor, redundancy,
- retrenchment to prevent losses,
- company closure or cessation of operations,
- having an ailment that may affect coworkers or is banned from rendering labor,
- an economic collapse, natural disasters, and other cases decided on by the Department of Labor and Employment.
- Workers who stopped reporting for work due to serious insult by the employer or his representative on the honor and person of the employee, inhumane and unbearable treatment, the commission of an offense or crime against a worker or his family, and similar situations can likewise seek to avail of this benefit.
Not qualified workers
However, for employees who were rightfully dismissed under the Labor Code – such as
- those who were caught involved in serious misconduct,
- gross and habitual neglect,
- fraud or willful breach of trust,
- and the commission of a crime against his/her employer and immediate family members – are disqualified from receiving the benefit
SSS Unemployment Requirements
- Original and photocopy of either one of the following valid ID:
- Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)
- SSS card
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- Driver’s License
- Firearm Registration
- License to Own and Possess Firearms
- NBI Clearance
- Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence
- Postal Identity Card
- Seafarer’s Identification & Record Book
- Voter’s ID Card
How to apply for SSS Unemployment Benefit?
Go to the nearest SSS branch to apply for this benefit. SSS is said to be preparing their online filing system for easier and more convenient application of members.
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