SSS Funeral Benefit Offers Cash Assistance on Burial Expenses of Deceased Member

Details about the SSS Funeral Benefit Offer of the Social Security System

SSS FUNERAL BENEFIT – Here is a guide on the Funeral Benefit offer of the Social Security System designed to help in the burial expenses of deceased members.

Although a membership to the Social Security System will take a slice of your monthly earnings, there is really a huge benefit in maintaining an active account to the state-run social insurance agency. In fact, there is already a benefit offer even if you have only posted one (1) monthly contribution.

Members of the state-run social insurance giant who have posted at least one (1) monthly contribution but passed away may avail the SSS Funeral Benefit. This aims to help the family give the deceased member a decent burial.

Here are the qualifications set by the Social Security System under the benefit offer:

  • has posted at least one (1) monthly contribution
    • employee-member was reported for coverage by his/her employer
    • self-employed member/OFW/non-working spouse who had at least one (1) contribution payment
    • employee-member was subject to compulsory coverage but was not reported for coverage by his/her employer
    • oluntary member who was previously covered either as an employed/self-employed/OFW and had at least one (1) contribution payment

The SSS Funeral Benefit offer may be granted to a family member of the deceased SSS member or anyone who paid for the burial expenses. With regards to the amount, the latest advisory of the social insurance giant stated that up to Php 60,000 may be granted.

The SSS gives priority to the surviving spouse over the other claimants. According to the state-run social insurance giant, if the member has posted at least 36 monthly contributions prior to his/her death, the claimants may get between Php 20,000 up to Php 60,000 of funeral benefit.

SSS members who have posted less than 36 monthly contributions are entitled to a fixed amount of Php 12,000 as SSS Funeral Benefit offer. Here are the documentary requirements set by the state entity in filing for a Funeral claim:

  • duly-accomplished SSS Form BPN-103 (Claim for Funeral Benefit)
  • Filer’s Affidavit (Sinumpaang Sanaysay)
  • valid IDs of filer
  • Death certificate duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar
  • Affidavit of funeral expenses
  • Official Receipt issued by the funeral parlor

The SSS Funeral Benefit claim must be processed within 10 years since the death of the member. There are two (2) ways in filing for a claim to the Social Security System:

  • If the claimant is also a member of the Social Security System, the claim may be filed online through the My.SSS account at
  • If the claimant is not a member of the SSS, the claim application may be personally filed at a branch of the Social Security System.
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