|Dependent legal spouses who are SSS members may now submit their death benefit claims online|
Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Michael G. Regino announced on Wednesday that dependent legal spouses who are also existing SSS members may submit their Social Security (SS) and Employees’ Compensation (EC) death benefit claims online through the My.SSS Portal.
“The inclusion of death benefit application on our list of online services is part of the digital transformation efforts of SSS to ensure that our services are readily accessible 24/7. Applicants are required to enroll their disbursement accounts in the My.SSS Portal for the cashless release of benefits to the rightful recipients,” Regino said.
Qualified dependent legal spouses of deceased SSS members are those who have not re-married, cohabited or entered in “live-in” relationships before or after the members’ death.
However, Regino further clarified that special conditions wherein claimants have dependent child/children, member's date of death does not match the contingency date of settled funeral claim, with in-process/settled death benefit claim, member's death is caused by work-related illness which requires further medical evaluation under EC death benefit program, with invalid membership coverage of the deceased member, need to file their claims over the counter.
“In consideration of the nature of how we process death benefit claims especially in establishing the rightful beneficiaries and ensuring correct payment, there are cases of claim applications that still need to be filed over the counter for thorough screening and evaluation,” Regino concluded.
More details on the online filing of SS and EC death benefit claim can be accessed through https://bit.ly/3BDiOPd and https://bit.ly/3vwCn7V.
03 August 2022