In relation to Enhance Community Quarantine and safety of Filipinos against COVID-19, SSS will be offering online application of calamity loan starting April 24 to aid its members. You can process your application by logging in online at sss.gov.ph.
Another good news is, SSS members who have an existing salary loan can also avail of the calamity loan, provided that the member pays his or her SSS loan dues on time. Additionally, SSS members who lost their jobs due to the enhanced community quarantine amid COVID-19, can avail of the SSS one-time payout under unemployment benefit program which pays the member P20,000 at the maximum, depending on the salary rate. SSS members who can avail of the unemployment benefit program, should have at least paid SSS contribution for 36 months.
SSS Calamity Loan is a special loan that is usually being offered by SSS whenever an area is under state of calamity like typhoon, earthquake, war and any other calamity crisis such as this COVID-19.
The SSS calamity loan is open to any member who meets these criteria:
The online application is targeted to start on April 24, 2020 to aid Filipinos on this COVID-19 crisis. You can process your online application by logging in to sss.gov.ph portal. According to SSS Head of Public Affairs and Special Division Fernan Nicolas, SSS will no longer ask for documents proving that the applicant’s area is under state of calamity since the entire country is now under calamity. Members can apply for a calamity loan worth up to PHP 20,000.
For the meantime, SSS members can apply for a calamity loan by dropping off their application in an SSS office nearby. Below are the steps.
OFW members may assign a representative to file their SSS calamity loan application. SSS requires these additional documents from OFW-borrowers:
You can download the SSS calamity loan form, Barangay Certification, and authorization letter on SSS website. For more information about the calamity loan, you may contact SSS through the following:
SSS will notify you via text or email once your loan application has been approved. This may take a few days, depending on the volume of applications received.
In this time in which the whole Philippines is under state of calamity, it's best to help one another by staying at home. An online application of calamity loan from the government allows you to borrow money at a cheap cost while staying safe at home. By that being said, it's also our responsibility to help our government by staying at home, helping flatten the cases of COVID-19.