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Requirements for SSS Unemployment Benefit – List of What You Must Prepare

Guide on Requirements for SSS Unemployment Benefit in Applying For It

REQUIREMENTS FOR SSS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT – Here is a list of the documents that you must prepare in applying for this Social Security System (SSS) benefit offer.

A lot of households are financially struggling now because of the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippines. Many individuals lost their job amid this situation with a lot of uncertainties. The increase in the unemployment rate is mainly caused by the closure of several companies and establishments.

Many companies and businesses most especially the small ones were not able to cope with long affected operations. The Philippines is under community quarantine measures for more than a year now and only the essential businesses are allowed to operate in areas under the strictest measure.

Many businesses rely on daily income or profits. Thus, long halted operations only open doors for expenses but not for proceeds that are supposedly needed for the business to cope. Many business owners had no choice but to close their businesses.

Requirements for SSS Unemployment Benefit

For members of the Social Security System (SSS), a state-run social insurance institution in the Philippines, you have something to turn to when unemployment comes – the SSS Unemployment Insurance Benefit. It is also called the “Involuntary Separation Benefit”.

There are both documentary and eligibility requirements for SSS Unemployment Benefit application. There are also conditions with regards to the detachment from work.

Documentary Requirements for SSS Unemployment Benefit:

  • Original and photocopy of one (1) valid ID
    • if you have no primary document, you may submit an original and photocopy of any two (2) ID cards or documents, both with signature and one (1) with photo
  • DOLE certification
    • For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)

With regards to the qualifications in applying for this offer, you may visit – SSS Unemployment Insurance Benefit: Who Are Qualified To Apply For It.

You might also like to check on the possible amount that you will get as an unemployment benefit. Feel free to visit – SSS Unemployment Benefit Amount: Guide on How Much You May Get.

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  • MA. THERESA PRIETO LAROYA October 28, 2021, 4:13 pm

    I cannot access the online registration, is there other way to apply for unemployment benefits, I was retrenched from work sept 25, 2020. Pls help me because I need to buy my hpn maintenance meds.

  • Lino Magallanes January 7, 2022, 3:40 pm

    Pls notify me t y

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