What is the SSS death benefit?

It is a cash benefit either in monthly pension or lump sum paid to the beneficiaries of a deceased member.

There are two types of death benefit:

  • monthly pension – granted only to the primary beneficiaries of a deceased member who had paid 36 monthly contributions before the semester of death.
  • lumpsum amount – amount granted to the primary beneficiaries of a deceased member who had paid less than 36 monthly contributions before the semester of death. The secondary beneficiaries shall be entitled to a lump sum benefit.

Application requirements

    1. Death Claim Application (SSS Form DDR-1);
    2. Affidavit of Death Benefit, if claimant is secondary beneficary (SSS Form CLD-1.3A)
    3. Filer’s Affidavit (Sinumpaang Sanaysay)
    4. Other Affidavit, whichever is applicable
      • Joint Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons, if claimant is legal heir or designated beneficiary (SSS Form CLD-1.3)
      • Application for Appointment as Representative Payeee, if claimant is guardian (SSS Form CLD-15)
    5. Report of Death (SSS Form BPN-105), if death is work-related
    6. Claimant’s photo, signature form and valid IDs
    7. If claimant is spouse of the deceased, marriage certificate and birth certificates of minor children (duly certified by LCR/NSO)
    8. If single, the deceased member’s birth certificate and marriage certificate of parents (duly certified by LCR/NSO)
    9. Certified true copy of deceased member’s death certificate
      • certified/issued by LCR/NSO, if member died in the Philippines
      • issued by vital statistics/census office or equivalent agency and certified by the Philippine Embassy/Consultat, if member died abroad
    10. For pension – Single savings account passbook or ATM card with validated deposit slip or Cash Card Enrollment Form (photocopy and presentation of original for validation)

Note: Other documents may be required as they may be found necessary during the processing of the claim

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