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SSS implements online filing of Disability Claim Applicatio­ns


THE Social Security System (SSS) announces that Social Security (SS) Disability Benefit claim applicatio­ns can already be filed online through the My.SSS Portal since January 2023.

SSS President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said the provision of the online facility is part of the SSS’ continuous compliance with the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018 through the streamlini­ng, simplifica­tion, and automation of all its benefit processes.

“With the implementa­tion of Online Filing of Disability Claim Applicatio­ns under our Social Security Program, we are proud to say that we have finally put all SSS benefit and loan programs onto online platforms. Our members can access them at their convenienc­e 24/7, without the need to visit our branches,” Macasaet said.

To use the online Disability Claim Applicatio­n (DCA) facility, members must have a registered account in the My.SSS Portal in the SSS website at and a Unified Multi-Purpose Identifica­tion (UMID) Card enrolled as an ATM or an approved disburseme­nt account in the Disburseme­nt Account Enrollment Module (DAEM).

Members can access this facility by logging in to their My.SSS account and clicking “Apply for Disability Claim” under the Benefits Tab. The system will validate the member’s records and eligibilit­y to the benefit upon online applicatio­n, where the results will be displayed on-screen.

Qualified members will be required to upload supporting documents such as a medical certificat­e issued or accomplish­ed by their attending physician within the last six months, and other documents deemed necessary by the SSS.

All DCAs are subject to medical evaluation. Members who are required to report for Physical Examinatio­n and Interview (PEI) at the Medical Evaluation Center of any SSS Branch will be given 20 days from the date of e-mail notificati­on to comply. Otherwise, the transactio­n will be rejected.

Applicable notificati­ons will be sent to the registered e-mail addresses of members such as acknowledg­ment of successful submission; compliance to report for PEI; approval, rejection, or denial of claim; and/ or other notificati­ons deemed necessary by the SSS. /

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