Guide on the Requirements for SSS Retirement Benefit Filing of Claim
Listed below are the requirements for SSS Retirement Benefit filing of claim to get a monthly pension or a lump sum.
Upon reaching the age of 60 years old, before applying for the SSS Retirement Benefit, it is best to check the total number of contributions posted in your account to the Social Security System.
In case you have not reached the required 120 contributions, you may continue to post monthly contributions until you are 65 years old. On the other side, if you have reached the required number of contributions and want to file a claim, prepare the following requirements for SSS Retirement Benefit claim application:
- duly-accomplished and signed SSS Retirement Claim Application Form (SSS Form DDR-1)
- one (1) primary ID or two (2) secondary IDs
- Birth Certificate or any valid ID showing your date of birth
- original and photocopy of passbook/ATM card with name, or copy of bank-validated deposit slip or Cash Card Enrollment form
- other supporting documents depending on the SSS requests
- 1 x 1 photo
In case the claim for an SSS Retirement Benefit will be filed by an authorized representative of the SSS retiree-member, there are additional requirements for SSS Retirement Benefit application that must be submitted. Here are the additional documents needed:
- primary ID of the authorized representative or two (2) secondary IDs
- SSS recognizes the SSS ID, UMID, PRC card, Seaman’s Book, or Alien Certificate of Registration as primary IDs
- Letter of Authority (LOA) signed by the retiree-member or Special Power of Attorney (SPA) indicating the authority granted to the representative to file the claim on behalf of the retiree-member
There are two (2) ways on how to file a claim for the SSS Retirement Benefit. You can do it over-the-counter or online. However, the latter option is only open for retiree-members who have no dependent children or those who are below 21 years old.