Pension loan program, retirement benefit module now available in ExSSSel

At least 1.8 million retirement pensioners can now access the Pension Loan Program (PLP) and Retirement Benefit Module through Social Security System's (SSS) ExpreSSS e-Learning (ExSSSel) Portal.

Social Security System

“We know the vulnerability of our pensioners to the COVID-19 virus. This is why the SSS gave them an opportunity to pursue an additional e-learning experience at the comfort of their homes, anytime and anywhere. With the flexible schedule, ExSSSel Portal will help our pensioners to gain more knowledge about SSS at their own pace and time," SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said in a statement.

Ignacio said pensioners can access the Portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Launched last November 2020, ExSSSel Portal is an online computer-based training about various SSS programs that aim to educate members, employers, and the general public through SSS module-based learnings.

Members with at least an 80 percent passing rate will be given e-certificates through their registered email address within seven working days from the time the participants took the post-examination and submitted the evaluation form.

As of Aug. 31, 2021, SSS has issued over 9,600 e-certificates to ExSSSel users who have successfully completed at least one module available in the portal.

Sickness Benefit is the most viewed module with 15,413, followed by Maternity Benefit Module with 9,255.

“For those who already accessed the ExSSSel Portal, we are grateful to your support to our online learning portal, and rest assured that we’ll include another set of modules soon. We also encourage the rest of the learning enthusiasts, especially our members, pensioners, and employers, to explore the ExSSSel Portal to be fully knowledgeable on the SSS benefits and privileges,” Ignacio added.