Maternity Benefit


  1. Notification Procedures

    For Employees and Employers:

    As soon as a member becomes pregnant, she must immediately notify her employer of such pregnancy and the probable date of her childbirth at least 60 days from the date of conception by accomplishing the SSS Maternity Notification Form and by submitting proof of pregnancy.

    The employer must, in turn, notify the SSS through the submission of the maternity notification form and proof of pregnancy immediately after the receipt of the notification from the employee member. 

    Notification may be made over the counter at an SSS branch, or online through the SSS Website (, in which the member/employer must be a registered user.

    For Unemployed, Self-employed and Voluntary Members:

    Unemployed, self-employed or voluntary paying members should notify the SSS directly.

Effects of failure or delay in notification

If the employee fails to notify the employer, or the SSS, in the case of an unemployed, self-employed or voluntarily paying member, the maternity benefit application may be denied.

  1. Application Requirements

  1. Filing Procedure

Claims may be filed at the nearest SSS office. However, processing will be done at the branch where the employer and employee records are based. You can also watch our How-To video for a more detailed instruction.