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Who is Eligible for SSS Funeral Benefits?


Philippines – Social Security System or SSS is a government social insurance program that provides death, funeral, maternity leave, permanent disability, retirement, sickness and involuntary separation/unemployment benefits.


The majority of SSS members who are paying their monthly contribution is to secure their future of having SSS Pension during their retirement period.

Aside from the benefits such as retirement pension that we as member, could enjoy during are senior year we have also the eligibility of having burial assistance from SSS when the times comes out for us.

If a member dies, SSS will provide a Funeral benefit worth PHP 20,000 pesos up to PHP 40,000 pesos defending on the amount of contribution of a deceased member.

The PHP 20,000 Pesos burial assistance is eligible for those members with a minimum one month contribution. If a member dies despite having only one month SSS Contribution he or she is still eligible for burial assistance or burial benefits..

The immediate family of the deceased member may claim the SSS burial assistance after they complete the necessary requirements such as Death Certificate, SSS ID of the deceased person, official receipt of payment issued by the funeral parlor, affidavit of funeral expenses, photo of filer and valid IDs.

Take Note. All SSS members are eligible for burial assistance or funereal benefits despite having one month SSS contribution only! so know your rights.

While members who had more contributions defending on the number of services? he or she might eligible for the maximum burial benefits of PHP 40,000 pesos. So know your rights.

Meanwhile, don't be confused of burial benefits and death benefits, these are two different benefits. Burial benefits are for burial assistance only while the death benefits are benefit comes with monthly pension and lump sum.

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