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Everything you need to know about the Philippine Social Security System but were afraid to ask

Michelle Baltazar

A delegation of Social Security System (SSS) representatives will be in Sydney later this month to provide information regarding access to insurance and retirement benefits available to Filipinos based in Australia.

While most, if not all, Filipino-Australians have some form of insurance and retirement savings through their job and their superannuation fund, there is an opportunity to supplement this - if eligible - with the social security benefits available through SSS.

The briefing will be very beneficial to those who are here as overseas workers but still relevant to long-time residents or Australian citizens.

Various programs will be discussed including SSS benefits in case of sickness, maternity, disability, retirement and death (including funeral grant).

The on-site services provided will include:

  • Registration for new members;
  • Reactivation of membership (verification of membership);
  • Enrolment in a Flexi-fund Program;
  • Member data change request;
  • Pensioner data change request;
  • Complains with Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) Program; and
  • Filing of benefit claim applications.

The dates are:

30 April 2016 (Sat), 10:00 am – 3:00 pm                    
Briefing and on-site services for the Filipino community Venue: Philippine-Australian Community Services Inc (PACSI), Level 1, 97 Main Street, Blacktown 2148

2-3 May 2016 (Mon-Tue), 9:00 am -1:00 pm              
On-site services at the Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

 

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