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.
- Death Claim Application (SSS Form DDR-1);
- Affidavit of Death Benefit, if claimant is secondary beneficary (SSS Form CLD-1.3A)
- Filer’s Affidavit (Sinumpaang Sanaysay)
- 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)
- Report of Death (SSS Form BPN-105), if death is work-related
- Claimant’s photo, signature form and valid IDs
- If claimant is spouse of the deceased, marriage certificate and birth certificates of minor children (duly certified by LCR/NSO)
- If single, the deceased member’s birth certificate and marriage certificate of parents (duly certified by LCR/NSO)
- 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
- 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