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Circular 2012-002
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Circular 2012-002


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Grant of Advance of Three (3) Months Pension for Pensioners affected by Typhoon Sendong

Grant of Advance of Three (3) Months Pension for Pensioners affected by Typhoon Sendong

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  • 1. CIRCULAR NO. 2012 - 002TO : ALL SSS PENSIONERS AFFECTED BY TYPHOON “SENDONG”SUBJECT : GRANT OF ADVANCE THREE (3) MONTHS PENSION FOR PENSIONERS AFFECTED BY TYPHOON “SENDONG” Pursuant to the approval on the grant of an advance three (3) monthspension to pensioners affected by tropical typhoon “Sendong” by the Social SecurityCommission under its Resolution No. 1185-s.2011 dated 22 December 2011, thefollowing guidelines are hereby issued: I COVERAGE 1. Existing SS retiree, disability and survivor pensioners whose residence is located in the areas affected by typhoon “Sendong”. 2. For pensioners receiving both SS and EC pensions, only SS pension benefits shall be granted three months advance pension payments. 3. Declared Calamity Areas: Region VII - Negros Oriental Region IX - Zamboanga del Norte Region X - Bukidnon Misamis Oriental Misamis Occidental Lanao del Norte Region XI - Davao Region • Compostela Valley • Davao del Sur CARAGA - Surigao del Sur Agusan del Sur ARMM - Lanao del Sur
  • 2. II POLICY 1. Pensioners who are living in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City, which are the mostly affected areas shall be granted an automatic release of three months pension for the period February to April 2012. The mode of release of the pension shall be in the same manner that they are currently receiving their monthly pensions. 2. Partial disability pensioners at the time of typhoon “Sendong” are also included in the program. The remaining monthly pension but not to exceed the three months period shall be granted to the pensioners. 3. Pensioners who are not included in item no. 1. above, may apply for the advance three months pensions: a. Pensioner shall submit to SSS the properly accomplished prescribed Application Form, together with the following supporting document: • Certification from the Barangay Chairman that pensioner is a resident of the area and affected by the calamity. b. The application shall be filed within the period January to March 2012. Application forms filed beyond the prescriptive period shall no longer be accepted. III. EFFECTIVITY. This Circular takes effect immediately. Please be guided accordingly. (Original Signed) EMILIO S. DE QUIROS, JR. President & CEOApproved by:THE SOCIAL SECURITY COMMISSION (Original Signed)JUAN B. SANTOS Chairman12 January 2012 Date(Policies – Benefits) Grant of Three Months Advance Pension for Pensioners Affected by Typhoon Sendong Page 2 of 2