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SSS suspends annual confirmation program

The Social Security System announced the temporary suspension of its Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program until the end of April amid the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“In this time of crisis, the importance of providing our pensioners with the SSS pension they can rely on and ensuring their health and safety overshadows the need for their timely compliance with the ACOP requirement,” SSS president and chief executive Aurora Ignacio said.

Ignacio added for humanitarian consideration, SSS would continue to release the monthly pensions of pensioners who failed to comply with the ACOP requirements since January 2020.

The ACOP ensures that SSS pensions are given to the rightful beneficiaries. It requires all survivor and total disability pensioners in the Philippines and retiree, survivor, and total disability pensioners residing abroad to annually report at SSS offices on their birth month or of the deceased members.

The SSS conducts home visits for pensioners who are 85 years old and residing in the Philippines. Home visits are also administered for pensioners who cannot personally report to SSS branches due to medical conditions such as total blindness and amputation of two or more extremities.

Topics: Social Security System , SSS , Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program , coronavirus disease 2019 , COVID-19
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