In keeping with the biblical verse in Ecclesiastes, “for the whole lot there’s a season.” True sufficient, there’s a season of pleasure, disappointment, triumph and defeat. The lack of a beloved one is an emotional toll whereby grief will be so overwhelming for many who had been left behind. Nothing hurts greater than shedding a beloved one.
Whereas we could have totally different coping mechanisms, the outpouring of affection and help from household and mates definitely ease one’s ache.
Except for the emotional ordeal, one of many issues that are available coping with the dying of a member of the family is dealing with the monetary side of dying. The lack of a beloved one, who occurs to be the breadwinner of the household, for example, could trigger potential monetary points to the bereaved household. That is the place the Social Safety System is available in as mandated by legislation to offer social safety to its members and their beneficiaries, particularly the SSS Dying Profit Program. This system comes on prime of the funeral profit, which I’ve already tackled in earlier columns.
The SSS Dying Profit Program is a money profit granted to the beneficiaries of a deceased member in both the type of month-to-month pension or lump sum. The month-to-month pension is granted to the beneficiaries of a deceased member who has paid at the very least 36 month-to-month contributions previous to the semester of contingency or dying. The first beneficiaries are the dependent authorized partner till s/he remarries and the dependent respectable, legitimated or legally adopted and illegitimate kids who’s single, not gainfully employed, and has not reached 21 years of age or if over 21 years of age, he/she is affected by a congenital illness or whereas nonetheless a minor has been completely incapacitated and incapable of self-support, bodily or mentally. In the meantime, a lump sum is granted to the rightful beneficiaries of the deceased member who has paid lower than 36 month-to-month contributions previous to the semester of contingency or dying. For deceased members who haven’t any main beneficiaries, the dad and mom because the secondary beneficiaries will likely be granted the lump sum. Nevertheless, within the absence of each the first and secondary beneficiaries, the designated beneficiaries and authorized heirs will likely be certified to obtain the lump sum.
To use for this, the claimant-beneficiary should submit the duly completed SSS Dying Declare Software, the filer’s affidavit and the claimant’s photograph and signature card. The dying certificates of the deceased member duly registered with the Native Civil Registrar or issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), a validated deposit slip of the only financial savings account of the claimant can also be among the many primary documentary necessities. In contrast to different short-term and long-term advantages, that are already being filed on-line, dying declare purposes are made by the no contact Drop Field System. Such protocol is ready as a precautionary measure in serving our members amid the pandemic. Their utility and supporting documentary necessities must be sealed in an envelope with the member’s data equivalent to full title, SS quantity and the claimant’s title and call numbers, that are essential for his or her department appointment schedule.
For the environment friendly and handy disbursement of the profit, claimants who’re additionally SSS members are required to enroll their checking account or cell quantity within the Disbursement Account Enrollment Module within the SSS website. They’ve the choice to register their PESONet taking part financial institution, e-wallet account equivalent to PayMaya or Remittance Switch Corporations/Money Payout Outlet like MLhuillier.
From January to September 2020, SSS has disbursed P40.88 billion to greater than 1.03 million beneficiaries. This solely proves that SSS has assisted these individuals in a method or one other with the dying bills of their family members. One of many legacies that members can provide to their household is being a member of the SSS.
With SSS, we’re at all times shielded from such contingency.
Aurora C. Ignacio is SSS president and chief govt officer.
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