How To File An SSS Maternity Notification

Procedure for Employed member

Part 1
a. Obtain a SSS maternity notification form from the nearest SSS office where you live. This form may be downloaded for free from the SSS website.

         Related: Maternity Leave

   You can download the SSS maternity notification form here.

b. Don't forget to print all the data required in the form such as your name, SSS number, residence, and postal code. You must also print your date of birth, TIN number, landline or mobile number, and email address if you have one. All these fields are found in the upper portion of the MAT-1 form

c. Fill up the data required in the middle portion of the form. The middle portion is the membership certification portion.

Print whether it is your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th pregnancy. The 5th delivery or miscarriage is no longer entitled to maternity benefit.
Indicate the date of your expected delivery. There is also a field wherein you are required to affix your signature over your printed name. Print the date that you signed.

For those who are unable to sign for any reason, affix your right thumb mark and right index mark in the boxes provided in the form.
Let 2 witnesses sign in the space provided and write down the date.

Part II
a. This is the portion of the SSS maternity notification form to be filled up by the human resources or personnel manager of the company where you work.

b. The fields to be filled up in this portion of the notification form includes the employer's SSS number, Employers name or registered business name, Company address, postal code, and company landline phone number or mobile number. This portion also includes the fields for the employers' name and signature or his/her authorized representative and his/her official designation in the company and the date of signing.

c. Check to be sure that your employer signed over his/her printed name or his/her authorized representative the employer certification portion of the SSS maternity notification form which certifies that your employer acknowledged the fact of your pregnancy and the expected date of delivery.

Part III
This is the portion of the SSS maternity notification form, found in the lowest portion of the form and for SSS use only.

Note: You must submit this form as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed or at least 60 days from the date of conception. Don't forget to attach the proof of pregnancy with the notification form.

Your employer will be the one to notify the SSS of your pregnancy. (the fact that you submitted the SSS maternity notification form)

Remember that failure to comply with the rule on notification may result in the denial of the maternity benefit claim.

Since it will be your company representative who will file the maternity notification on your behalf, provide him/her with a xerox copy of your SSS ID. If your SSS ID is not available, you may provide 2 valid ID's duly certified by you and authenticated by an authorized company signatory.

SSS maternity notification may now be submitted online, provided you and your employer are both registered with My.SSS

      Once approved, your SSS maternity benefit will be advanced to
      you by your employer within 30 days from the filing of maternity
      leave application.
Procedure for voluntary, unemployed or self-employed member

1. Accomplish only part 1 of the SSS maternity notification form. (the upper half portion of the SSS maternity notification form)
2. Proof of Pregnancy (the doctor's certification that you are pregnant and the ultrasound result if you have.
3. Submit the SSS maternity notification form and proof of pregnancy.

Note: In case of Voluntary, Unemployed and Self-employed member, the Social Security System will pay the maternity benefit directly to you upon submission and approval of your maternity benefit
reimbursement application.

Do you have any further questions or inquiries? You may keep in touch with the Social Security System by
1. Visiting its website
2. Sending Email inquiry or question to member_relations@sss.gov.ph

When To File SSS Maternity Notification?

a. For Employees and Employers:
As soon as a member becomes pregnant, she must immediately notify her employer of such pregnancy and the probable date of her childbirth at least 60 days from the date of conception by accomplishing the SSS Maternity Notification Form and by submitting proof of pregnancy.

The employer must, in turn, notify the SSS through the submission of the maternity notification form and proof of pregnancy immediately after the receipt of the notification from the employee member.

Notification may be made over the counter at an SSS branch, or online through the SSS Website (www.sss.gov.ph), in which the member/employer must be a registered user.

b. For Unemployed, Self-employed and Voluntary Members:
Unemployed, self-employed or voluntary paying members should notify the SSS directly.

Effects of failure or delay in notification 
If the employee fails to notify the employer, or the SSS, in the case of an unemployed, self-employed, or voluntarily paying member, the maternity benefit application may be denied.

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