Infomama, Pregnancy & Childbirth

How to Apply for SSS Maternity Benefits

Contents:

For Employed

  • Application Requirements Before Giving Birth
  • Application Process Before Giving Birth
  • Requirements for Obtainment of Maternity Benefits After Giving Birth
  • Process for Obtainment of Maternity Benefits After Giving Birth

For Unemployed

  • Application Requirements Before Giving Birth
  • Application Process Before Giving Birth
  • Requirements for Obtainment of Maternity Benefits After Giving Birth
  • Process for Obtainment of Maternity Benefits After Giving Birth

SSS Maternity Benefits Application for Employed.

Application Requirements Before Giving Birth
1. MAT-1 Maternity Notification Form. This is available from the SSS website.
2. Proof of Pregnancy – This can be in a form of ultrasound report. If you are employed, ask your HR or your company’s officer in charge on the type of proof which they prefer. Other HR requires an original copy of ultrasound report, others just a photocopy of ultrasound, still others a note from the OB Gyne stating that the applicant is pregnant.

Application Process Before Giving Birth

1. Submit your filled out MAT-1 and proof of pregnancy to your HR.
2. Your HR will then forward your requirements to SSS. According to other moms, your MAT-1 needs to be submitted within 20 days of your conception. Failure to do so will cause your application to be denied.
Things you may want to know. Your company may submit your application requirements over the counter at their chosen branch. SSS will stamp your MAT-1 and return it to your company’s HR. It will remain with them as they need to submit it again after your childbirth. Other companies submit at SSS via online through their website. SSS will then send a confirmation email that they have received your application. In both application processes, your HR can notify you that your application has been received by SSS.

Alternatively, you may submit your requirements online at their website. Be sure to make your SSS online account by registering at their site. This is where you will submit your requirements. The SSS should confirm that they have received your requirements.

Requirements for Claiming of SSS Maternity Benefits AFTER Giving Birth

1. MAT 1 with STAMP from SSS
2. MAT 2 – Maternity Reimbursement Form. This is available at SSS website.
3. OB History — you can obtain this from your OB Gyne.
4. Proof that you delivered via NSD or CS. The proof of CS delivery is called CTC of Record of Operating Room. Both forms can be obtained from your hospital’s records section.

Things you may want to know. According to other moms, there are employers who give the maternity benefits in advanced to their employee/applicant. The company will just reimburse the payment at SSS after your childbirth. Do confirm with your HR if this procedure applies to your company as well.

Take note that the amount of advanced maternity benefits that your company will provide will vary depending on your type of delivery. CS deliveries have higher maternity benefits than NSD. In your MAT-1, indicate the type of your delivery. If you’re CS, you need to include/attach a note of scheduled CS from your OB Gyne.
If your company gives advanced maternity benefits, you need to submit the following:
a.MAT 1 with STAMP from SSS
b.MAT 2
c.OB History — you can obtain this from your OB Gyne
d.Proof that you delivered via NSD or CS.

SSS Maternity Benefits Application for Unemployed, Self-Employed, and Voluntary Members

Application Process Before Giving Birth
Submit your filled out MAT-1 and proof of pregnancy to any SSS branch near you. The SSS will stamp your MAT-1 and return it to you. You need to keep the STAMPED MAT-1 as you will submit it again after your childbirth to get your maternity benefits.

RequiremenObtaining of Maternity Benefits After Giving Birth.

Submit the following requirements to obtain your maternity requirements from SSS. You may file it within 10 years of your childbirth.
a.MAT 1 with STAMP from SSS
b.MAT 2
c.OB History — you can obtain this from your OB Gyne
d.Proof that you delivered via NSD or CS.