Manila, Philippines (May 7, 2017) – The Social Security System (SSS) will be releasing Php 1,000 benefit increase to pensioners under special cases on May 12 and 26, 2017.

Withdrawable on May 12, 2017 (Friday)

Retiree-pensioners who availed of the advanced 18 months retirement pension from August 2015 onwards will be able to withdraw the P1,000 additional benefit for each of the remaining months starting January 2017 on May 12.

Pensioners with settled initial disability, death and retirement (DDR) claims from November 2016 to April 2017 including those who filed for adjustment in their pension will be able get their Php 1,000 additional benefit in their bank accounts on May 12.

Also on May 12, other types of pensioners scheduled to receive the additional benefit are partial disability pensioners with less than 12 months duration paid in lump sum. The additional P1,000 per month benefit will cover the number of months they receive the disability pension starting January 2017.

Withdrawable on May 26, 2017 (Friday)

For pensioners who availed of the three-month advance pension due to typhoons Lawin and Nina last year, they will be paid their pension differential on May 26.

For questions and clarifications, pensioners may call the SSS hotline at numbers 920-6446 to 55 or send an email to [techthetruth]

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