The death benefit is a monthly pension or a lump sum amount given to the legal beneficiary if the deceased Social Security System (SSS) member. This benefit can only be acquired by the primary beneficiary such as a spouse or dependent children of the late SSS member who already contributed for 36 months. In case the contribution is lower than 36 months, you will be given a lump sum amount. In such cases that the late member do not have a beneficiary, the money will be given to the secondary beneficiary or to the dependent parents.
- Death Claim Application (SSS Form DDR-1)
- Affidavit of Death Benefit (if secondary beneficiary will claim the amount)
- Filer’s Affidavit (Sinumpaang Salaysay)
- Other Affidavit that you can use
- Joint Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons (in case claimant is the legal heir or the designated beneficiary)
- Application for Appointment as Representative Payee (in case claimant is the guardian)
- Report of Death (SSS Form BPN-105)
- Claimant’s photo, signature form and valid IDs
- Marriage certificate and birth certificate (if the claimant is spouse or children)
- Late member’s birth certificate or marriage certificate of the parents (if the late member is single)
- Death Certificate (Certified true copy issued by NSO/vital statistics or census office if the member died abroad.
- Single Savings account passbook or ATM card for pension
Other documents might also be required if found necessary throughout the proceeding.