The Social Security System (SSS) recorded 11,088 online transactions for funeral benefit claims in the first quarter of 2021, up by 13.6 percent from 9,762 transactions recorded in the second semester of 2020.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio attributed the increase to the implementation of mandatory online transactions and checkless disbursements last year.
“In line with our campaign ExpreSSS — fast, simple, and easy transactions with SSS — we committed to expanding our online services with the inclusion of funeral benefit applications last July 2020, as part of the available e-services under the My.SSS portal,” Ignacio said.
Member-claimants may now receive their benefits through checkless disbursements through the Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) card enrolled as ATM.
For those without UMID card enrolled as ATM, the funeral benefit may be credited to Philippine Electronic Fund Transfer and System Operations Network (PESONet) participating banks, e-wallets, or remittance transfer companies/payout outlets (RTCs/CPOs).
To qualify for funeral benefits, a deceased employee, self-employed, voluntary, or an overseas Filipino worker must have at least one contribution payment.
Funeral claim application may be submitted online, SSS member-claimants should be registered on the SSS website and must have a registered account enrolled in the Disbursement Account Enrollment Module (DAEM).
Non-SSS member claimants may submit at any SSS branch the funeral claim application and documentary requirements, with the proof of disbursement account.