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SSS goes digital in filing sickness benefit reimbursement applications

The Social Security System (SSS) is now accepting Social Security (SS) Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Applications (SBRAs) of employers online through its website.

The online facility for SBRAs found at the My.SSS web portal on www.sss.gov.ph, allows employers to file their sickness benefit reimbursement claims in the convenience of their homes or offices without having to wait for the hardcopy of the approved sickness notification and the need to submit a duly accomplished SBRA form to an SSS office after giving the advance payment to their employee.

SSS President and CEO Aurora C. Ignacio said the development of the online facility is aligned with the SSS’ ongoing digital transformation, which is now more significant considering the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation.

“Aside from expediting the processing time of sickness benefit reimbursements by eliminating the transmission of claims from SSS Branches to Processing Centers, this online facility will also reduce face-to-face interactions in our branches,” Ignacio said.

To use the online facility, employers must have a registered My.SSS account. They must be enrolled in the SSS Sickness and Maternity Benefit Payment Thru-the-Bank Program and have a registered bank account in the My.SSS portal. They must also have an SSS-approved sickness notification from their employees who are entitled to the sickness benefit. Likewise, they need to have a certification that the sickness benefit was paid in advance to their employees, which is consistent with the approved sickness notification.

Using the online facility, an employer may submit his/her application by logging in to his/her My.SSS account, proceeding to the E-Services tab and clicking “Submit SS Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Application (SBRA).”

The employer must enter the SS number of his/her employee, who is entitled to receive the sickness benefit. After this, a list of approved SS Sickness Notifications will appear, wherein the employer must select the claim reference number from the list and click proceed.

A form for additional information will be displayed which he/she should fill out, tick the certification checkbox to certify that the information provided is true and correct and that the amount of benefit was paid in advance to the employee in accordance with Section 14 (c) of RA 11199, click submit and click OK.

Upon submission, a message stating that the application was submitted successfully, and the transaction details of the SS SBRA will be displayed. The SSS will also send this notification to the registered email address of the employer.

However, only SS SBRAs for new and initial claims with approved sickness notifications can be filed via the online facility. Sickness Benefit Reimbursement claims for adjustment or re-filed claims must still be filed over-the-counter at SSS branches.

For more information, members and employers may visit and follow the SSS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel at “Philippine Social Security System,” or its Twitter feed at “PHLSSS.” PR

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