The SSS Maternity Benefit is for FEMALE members only.You should have paid at least 3 monthly contributions within the 12-month period
immediately prior to your semester of contingency (or semester of delivery).
A semester refers to a period of 6 months or a period of 2 quarters. Your semester of contingency
is the 2-quarter period ending in the quarter of your delivery. For example, your month of delivery is
August, your quarter of delivery is July-August-September, and your semester of contingency would be
April-May-June-July-August-September (or April to September).
There's a guide here to help you determine if you're eligible for the SSS maternity benefit.
This benefit is good only for your first four deliveries or miscarriages. Your fifth would not
be covered even if you did not avail of the benefit for the first four.
File your Maternity Notification form BETWEEN your 60th day of PREGNANCY and BEFORE you give birth.
This SSS Maternity Notification form is the first document that you will submit to the SSS, so you can claim later on your Maternity Benefit.
If you're Employed, submit an accomplished form to your employer at least 60 days from the date of conception but NOT LATER than the date of delivery. Many Employers prefer that pregnant members submit their Maternity Notification to them soon after the 60th day of pregnancy.
If you're Voluntary, Self-Employed or OFW, submit it to an SSS branch at least 60 days from the date of conception but NOT LATER than the date of delivery.
Include a copy of your Ultrasound Report or Certification of Pregnancy from your doctor.
An SSS officer will stamp your Maternity Notification form and give it back to you. You will keep this stamped form, and submit it together with other maternity benefit claim documents to the SSS after you have given birth.
After you gave birth, file your claim. There are now 2 different claim forms:
For Employed Members, use the Maternity Benefit Reimbursement form
For Voluntary, Self-Employed, OFW, Non-Working Spouses, use the
Maternity Benefit Application for SE, VM, Separated form
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