SSS Basilan introduces programs, benefits to self-employed workers

ISABELA CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) – The Social Security System in Basilan introduced their programs and services to some 85 self-employed women and youth in Isabela City during the Sulit Multi-Sectoral Forum here held recently.

The Philippine Information Agency in collaboration with the Basilan Communicators Network through the Department of Labor and Employment gathered some self-employed women in island barangays, together with youth representatives of USAID-Mindanao Youth for Development and discussed the benefits given to  SSS members and their beneficiaries.

The SSS Basilan team headed by Branch Manager Ma. Salvacion F. Alam explained to the participants the importance of their membership as security preparations for their future and their families.

During the discussions, participants have become very interested in knowing that they can still be member even though they are not employed.

PIA Basilan , as partner of the SSS  in the implementation of the Sulit na Sulit Campaign, encouraged participants  to register and be a member of SSS as soon as possible.

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One of the participants said that she was grateful. Although she is not a member, she is still a beneficiary of her husband and she is also entitled to receive the benefits provided by SSS to  beneficiaries of members.

However, SSS Basilan stressed that it is more beneficial if both the husband and wife are  SSS members.They explained that there are some cases that members are not entitled to SSS benefits and programs like maternity benefit which is only for the mothers who are active members.

The SSS  is giving opportunity to all Filipinos to be insured and provide them benefits depending on their monthly contributions.

SSS also reminds all members and those who want to be  members  to ensure that their personal data in SSS records are always updated for faster and hassle-free processing of their benefit claims. (ALT/RVC/NDR/PIA9-Basilan)

Source: PIA Feed