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Death and Funeral Benefit Claim Requirements Checklist, Application Form Download and how to apply

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Today I’ve got 3 forms corresponding to the needs of Pinoys looking forward to file for a claim benefit for their relative or loved one who recently died. This is the SSS death and funeral benefit. Allow me to shed some light in providing you a checklist of the different requirements as listed in a form taken from reliable resources and also from the official Social Security System Philippines website which you can find here – sss.gov.ph. (full photo credits to sss.gov.ph)

These 3 downloadable forms being made available to all members of the social security enables them to make partial assessment if they can qualify and if they have the necessary documentary papers needed to be able to quickly have the benefit processed in time for the availment period via online inquiry system. I am also providing it here for the sole purpose of making it easier for all to process an application.

Ok, here are the forms – 1. Checklist for SSS Death Benefit Claim 2. CLD1.3A Affidavit for Death Benefit Claim Form and 3. SSS Death Benefit Claim Application Form DDR-1. To download all or any of these documents, please click on the blue underlined links. You have 2 choices for this which is either to save a copy or print one outright if you have a printer in your home or office.

Details from the SSS website states these facts:

Who are the beneficiaries of a deceased member?

The primary beneficiaries are the legitimate dependent spouse until the person remarries and the dependent legitimate, legitimated, or legally adopted, and illegitimate children of the member who are not yet 21 years old. In the absence of primary beneficiaries, the dependent parents shall be the secondary beneficiaries. In their absence, any other person designated by the member as beneficiary in the member’s record.

What are the types of death benefits?

They are:

the monthly pension; and
the lump sum amount.
The monthly pension is granted only to the primary beneficiaries of a deceased member who had paid 36 monthly contributions before the semester of death.

The lump sum is the amount granted to the primary beneficiaries of a deceased member who had paid less than 36 monthly contributions before the semester of death. The secondary beneficiaries shall be entitled to a lump sum benefit.

How much is the monthly pension?

The monthly pension depends on the member’s paid contributions, including the credited yeas of service (CYS) and the number of dependent minor children but not to exceed five.

The amount of monthly pension will be the highest of:

the sum of P300 plus 20 percent of the average monthly salary credit plus two percent of the average monthly salary credit for each credited year of service (CYS) in excess of 10 years; or
40 percent of the average monthly salary credit; or
P1,000 if the member had less than 10 credited years of service (CYS); P1,200 if with at least 10 CYS; or P2,400 if with at least 20 CYS. The monthly pension is paid for not less than 60 months.
If the deceased member is survived by legitimate, legitimated, or legally adopted and illegitimate children, how is the monthly pension divided?

If a deceased member is survived by less than five minor legitimate, legitimated, or legally adopted children, the illegitimate minor children will be entitled to 50 percent of the share of the legitimate, legitimated or legally adopted children in the basic pension and 100 percent of the dependents’ pension.

In cases where there are no legitimate, legitimated, or legally adopted children, the illegitimate minor children shall be entitled to 100 percent of the basic pension.

How is the monthly pension paid?

The monthly pension is paid thru the beneficiary’s designated bank. The beneficiary is allowed to choose the bank nearest his residence thru which he wishes to receive his pension benefits under the “Mag-impok sa Bangko” program. This became mandatory effective September 1, 1993.

The beneficiary must open a single savings account and must submit to the SSS his saving account number and a photocopy of his passbook upon filing of application. The original passbook must be presented for authentication purposes.

Upon approval of the claim, the SSS will mail a notice voucher to the beneficiary informing him when to withdraw his benefit from the bank.

How much is the lump sum death benefit?

The primary beneficiaries of a deceased member who has paid less than 36 monthly contributions shall be entitled to lump sum benefit which shall be the higher of:

monthly pension times the number of monthly contributions paid prior to the semester of death; or
twelve (12) times the monthly pension.
The secondary beneficiaries of the deceased member shall be entitled to a lump sum benefit equivalent to:
36 times the monthly pension; if the member has paid at least 36 monthly contributions prior to the semester of death; or
monthly pension times the number of monthly contributions paid or twelve (12) times the monthly pension, whichever is higher, if the member has paid less than 36 monthly contributions prior to the semester of death.
Is there anything else a deceased member’s beneficiaries can avail of?

Yes, the deceased member’s beneficiaries are entitled to a 13th month pension payable every December and the funeral benefit, which is paid to whoever, shouldered the funeral expenses of the deceased member.

Survivorship pensioners prior to the effectivity of RA 7875 on March 4, 1995 are also entitled to hospitalization benefits under PhilHealth. They need to register under PhilHealth and must submit a DDR print-out indicating the type of claim is survivorship in nature and the effectivity date of pension or a copy of Death/Survivorship Certification issued by the SSS indicating the effectivity of the pension shall be submitted to PhilHealth.

Survivorship pensioners under the effectivity of RA 7875 on March 4, 1995 and thereafter, are no longer covered. However, those who wish to avail of PhilHealth benefits may enroll in the Individually – Paying Program (for voluntary/self-employed) or the Indigent Program (IP) of PhilHealth.

If the deceased member has not paid any single contribution, are the beneficiaries still entitled to the death and funeral benefits?

The primary or secondary beneficiaries of a deceased employee-member, who had no contribution payment at all and who was reported for coverage shall be entitled to funeral benefit only.

Are the children of a deceased member entitled to the dependents’ pension?

The dependent legitimate, legitimated, legally adopted or illegitimate children, conceived on or before the date of death of a deceased will each receive a dependents’ pension equivalent to 10 percent of the members’ monthly pension or P250, whichever is higher.

Only five minor children, beginning from the youngest, are entitled to the dependents’ pension. No substitution is allowed.

Where there are more than five (5) legitimate and illegitimate minor children, the legitimate shall be preferred.

For how long will the dependent child receive his pension?

The dependents’ pension stops when the child reaches 21 years old, gets married, gets employed or dies. However, the dependents’ pension is granted for life to children who are over 21 years old, provided they are incapacitated and incapable of self-support due to physical or mental defect which is congenital and acquired during minority.

What is the funeral grant?

A funeral grant of P20,000 (effective September 1, 2000) is given to whoever pays the burial expenses of the deceased member or pensioner.

What are the documents needed in filing death and funeral claims?

For Death claim

Death claim application (SSS DDR-1)
Filers affidavit
DDR Savings Account Form
Passbook (for Pension)
Report of Death (if cause of death is work-connected)
SSS Form CLD 13A (Affidavit for Death Claim, if claimant is a secondary beneficiary)
SSS Form CLD 13 (Joint affidavit, if claimant is a legal heir)
Photo of filer and valid IDs
If married, marriage certificate of the deceased and birth certificates of minor children (duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar)
If single, the deceased member’s birth certificate and marriage certificate of the parents (duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar)
Note: Other papers may be required as they are found to be necessary during the processing of the claim.

For Funeral claim

Claim for Funeral Benefit (SSS Form BPN-103)
Death certificate duly certified by the local Civil Registrar
Receipt of payment issued by the funeral parlor
Affidavit of funeral expenses
Report of Death (if cause of death is work-connected)
Photo of filer and valid IDs
Original or certified true copies of the supporting documents should be presented during the filing of the claim.

Where does the beneficiary file for the funeral or death benefit?

Application forms for funeral/death benefit can be filed at any SSS branch or representative office.


Requirements in Filing:

1. Death claim application (SSS DDR-1)
2. Affidavit of claimant or Filer’s Affidavit
3. DDR Savings Account Form
4. Passbook (for pension)
5. Report of Death (if cause of death is related to employment)
6. SSS Form CLD 13A (Affidavit for Death Claim, if claimant is a secondary beneficiary)
7. SSS Form CLD 13 (Joint affidavit, if claimant is a legal heir)
8. ID photos of claimant
9. Valid IDs of claimant
10. If deceased member is married, marriage certificate of deceased member, issued by NSO or certified by the Local Civil Registrar
11. If deceased member has minor child or children, birth certificates of minor and children, certified by the Local Civil Registrar or issued by NSO
12. If deceased member has a child with permanent disability, birth certificate of child with disability, certified by the Local Civil Registrar or issued by NSO
13. If single, the deceased member’s birth certificate and marriage certificate of the parents, certified by the Local Civil Registrar, or issued by NSO
14. Other papers required by SSS during claim processing because of deficiency of information in documents submitted

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38 Responses to “Death and Funeral Benefit Claim Requirements Checklist, Application Form Download and how to apply”

  • EUGENIO L.GULLEM JR. says:

    Sir, sabi ng SSS tagum Branch wala raw matatanggap nakahit anong benepisyo ang isang member kung wala siya ni isang contribution….

  • EUGENIO L.GULLEM JR. says:

    good

    • MARINITA P. GUTIERREZ says:

      Sir,
      Have a nice day po.
      Sir, second family po kami, since Dec. 24, 1975 nagsasama na po parents ko.
      Ang alam ko po na dependent beneficiary ng father ko ay ang nanay ko, brother at sister ko po. Sir, baka po matulungan nyo po kami, nasa amin po mga docs. na ginamit po nya sa pag-file ng retirement, ganun din po yong SSS_ID. Sinubukan po namin habulin yong file nila sa SSS Cabanatuan pero pinagalitan pa po kami, at kinuha po yung xerox copy ng OR namin galing ng punerarya. Namatay po father ko last Dec. 15, 2012 halos kami po ang nag-shoulder ng gastos pero ang nag-file po ng burial claim ay yong unang asawa. Name po ng father ko ay NICANOR I. GUTIERREZ SSS_ID 03-1258888-3 at ang mother ko naman po ay Mathea P. GUTIERREZ.

  • janicequirimit says:

    sir,pano kung nwala ung id sss member nung namatay?anong pwedi naming irepresent s inyo?un lng kc ung problema namin.married po cya at patay n rin ung asawa nya

  • lovely magsino says:

    good day mam sabi po samin ng sss balanga ang papel daw na mangagaling sa sss tarlac ang inaantay isang taon nah po nung nag file kami sa sss balanga ..nung namatay po si dadi ko inayos nah po nmn ang mga papel pero pinapa balik balik lang kmi e2 po sss number ni dadi ko 02-0377142-4 teofilo s. magsino sana po maayos nyo nah salamat

  • ruby mar santana says:

    Sir, nagtataka po ang tiyahin ko kasi nag stop yung tanggap nya ng pension.. Ano po ba ang dahilan? at ano po ang dapat nyang gawin para mabalik ulit yun..
    thanks po.

  • aldrich says:

    Sir,bat ganun ang serbisyo nyo ang tagal na po ung benipisyo na matatanggap namin sabi nila 2 months lang mag 3 months na po wala. halos araw araw na namin update sa branch dto sa laoag city til now wala na on processing pa daw.

  • arlene a. orteya says:

    sir ask ko lang po bakit po ala parin ang death claim namin? 1 year na po this jan. 18 nag past awayb ang mr. ko? asap thanks

  • ronald saco says:

    kailan kaya marerelease ang lump sum ng father ko december 2012 pa kami nag file hanggang ngaun wala pa.please lang SSS Bais branch…

  • lovella arabis calupig says:

    gud day sir/madam ask ko lng po how long it will wait para mclaim ko yung death claim ng husband ko, he past away last dec, and i pass all the needed requirements. how can i contct your good office para mkapag inquire din po ako…?
    thank you and godbless

  • maricel.villa45@yahoo.com says:

    Gud pm! Mga ilang buwan po ba ang pag release ng lump sum? May 3 2013 pa po ako nag file sa sss mac diliman queson city.mahigit isang buwan na wala pa po akong natatanggap.

  • narciso cuysona jr says:

    gud day !ask q lng ilng mos.po b ma claim ung death claim na aprub ung file nmin nung june 2013 pls reply tnxs….

  • XISHI A.BEATRIZULA says:

    Good day to the employees of the SSS.MY Father just died last Decemebr 27,2012 and we all past the needed requirements of the Death Claim according to your staff he said August padaw namin matatanggap pero bakit ng September nlang wala parin.Follow up kami ng follow up pero sabi lang na on the process pa.Eh hanggang kaila pa ang process process na yan it almost the end of the year.Eto po ung SSS # NG papa ko.0900303810.PLease do some action for this problem.Give us proper services.

  • dinkydeguzman says:

    Good day po,inquire lang po sana ako pakicheck nga poh ung Percela Paras Deguzman kasi po until now bkit wala pa po siya natatanggap isang taon na po ang lumipas…Salamat po!!!

  • jennylyn medina says:

    gaano ba katagl makuha ang lamsam ???!!!
    ang tagal tagal ng proseso hayss..

  • loida gomez says:

    sir pwede po ba malaman kung may makukuha kami burial sa tatay ko name isaac gomez dati siya sss member

  • bayani jenefer says:

    namatay ang lola ko at ng kukunin na ang death benefits ay instead na 50 thousand plus ay 12 thousand na lamang daw po dahil sa may nag withdraw pa daw sa atm kahit na patay na kaya kailangan mabayan o magbayad ang nanay ko bago makuha ang pera. paano po nangyari na samantalang ipinasa lahat pati atm matapos mamatay at nakakuha na nga ng burial ? humihingi po ng tulong.

  • cecile bercasio says:

    gudam po. pakifolow up man po ang death claim ng mother ko. nov. 2012 ko pa po un nafile s sss naga. napalitan ko na rin ung namaling afidavit na submit ko. i2 po name at sss no. nya. ADELA C. BERCASIO, #0505645180

  • Dariane Ladines says:

    good am. pwedi po malaman kung anu ang update ng death claim ng tatay ko. ERIC LADINES 0394378448

  • ma. lourdes r. lubang says:

    good am po… gusto ko po sana i follow up ang Death Claim ng father in law ko DATIVO P. LUBANG namatay sya nung nov. 5, 2013… inayos na deathclaim nya peru till now po wala pang result. panu po nmin malalaman kung hangga kelan bago nmin ma recieve ang death claim nya? salamat po

    • NILDO LOGRO JR. says:

      Good pm gusto ko sana ifollow-up ang Death Claim ng uncle ko na si ROMEO N. DE LA CRUZ namatay siya last August 10, 2014….we have already submitted the requirements for the said claim sabi ng SSS employee na pumunta sa office namin he said nextweek makuha ninyo na ang check until now we have not yet recieved the said check…salamat po sana matulungan niyo kami…

  • marvin says:

    how gan i now the sss no. of death relative

  • thalia says:

    good day po…gusto ko po sana i follow up ang death claim ng father ko..
    JAYSON O. EDOLOVERIO
    SSS #: 0810171860

    namatay sya noong November 11, 2013 at hanggang ngayon hindi pa dumating ang benepisyong hinihingi namin….

    SALAMAT PO………

    • junaliza m.segui says:

      Gud day po…panu ko po maipagpapatoloy ang paghulog ko sa sss? Nandito po kc aq sa abroad..pwede po b un aswa ko ang mgpnta jn sa opis sa pinas para xia ang maghulog? Tnx po.

  • Virgie Barone says:

    Good day po, My father died April 02, 2013, all documents was submitted per SSS office ng Masbate hintay hintay na lang, hanggang kelan po ang waiting ito ? Ok po bang I post ang SSS #?

    Salamat po.

  • ron b pili says:

    GOOD NOON< follow up q lng po sna ung death claim ng dad q MR .FELIX CALLEJA PILI OF SANTIAGO BATO CAM SUR. DIED ON JUNE 25 2011,SSS #0505310279……….. too long about the processing,its been almost 3 years, we already completed the requirements even the payment. today we went to main office Q,city,even to paranaque branch and they told me to follow up q daw through email to sss iriga branch. are you totally doing your oblegation ?

  • thess says:

    Good day to all
    ask ko lang po kung totoo bang walang makukuhang lum sump ang isang sss beneficiary if wala pang 5 yrs na nakakatanggap ng pension? yon po kc ang sabi ng sss ormoc branch. Namatay po ang uncle ko 2 months ago lang. Na claim na po naming ang burial. Please give some information.

  • mauro says:

    wala na nga bang matatanggap na benipisyo ang isang kamamatay lang na pensioner kapag ang asawa nya ay nauna pa sa kanyang namatay?

  • aurelio moreno says:

    Dear Sir/Madam, good day po gusto ko pong magtanong kong puede na po akong mag file ng early retirement may sakit po akong prostate enlargement (psa) pls response po asap. thank you po.

  • jose hernane anabo says:

    ask ko lang kung anong processo dahil ung bayaw kong namatay noong january 2014 member sya ng sss ang proglina ng kanyang asawa ung resibo na binigay ng funeral service ay naka pangalan sa kapatid nya nasa london hindi sa asawa ng namatay ko ng bayaw. ano pwedi nila gawin kasi ung funeral service ayaw na mag issue ng panibagong resibo na naka pangalan sa asawa ng namatay na member. kasi nga hindi sila maka kuha ng claim gawa nitong resibo eh at may anak pa sya na 14 yrs old at nag aaral sa ngaun.

  • Renie Boy Ortega says:

    follow up ko lng po kung ano n status ng death claim ng misis ko. ito po ang ss no. nya 0222042749. Her is Rhodora Cortes Ortega….

  • Renie Boy Ortega says:

    follow up ko lang po kung ano n status ng death claim ng misis ko. more than 3 months na po. ito po ang ss no. nya 0222042749. Her name is Rhodora Cortes Ortega…

  • cristina says:

    Good day po,

    Nagfile po ako ng manual verification regarding sa previous company ng namatay kong asawa na si Rolly Dioso Cordovis ( noong December 02, 2013 at pinagrequest ako ng manual verification noon january 21,2014 until now wla pa result gaano po katagal ang pagveverify ?almost 8months na po, SSS Olongapo ang requesting branch.

  • dominador c bercasio says:

    ask ko lng po pgkatapos po mkuha nmin ung 20k n burial,, after 1yr po b my mkukuha p po b ang mother ko,,,

  • Adora A. Velasco says:

    Good day!

    Mag-iinquire lang po ako tungkol sa death claim ng tiyo ko namatay last August 5, 2013 pa po. Nagfile po kami ng death claim last October 17, 2013 pa at hanggang ngayon di pa rin po dumating ang claim na yan. Tanong ko lang po kung ilang years po ba talaga bago dumating ang death claim na yan?

  • izel brazas says:

    Gud day po.itatanong ko lang po kung papaano makakapag claim para sa burial r death claim.dahil ang aking ina ay namatay lamang nung aug.26,2014.aking pong problema ay nag asawa po ulit sya.at nagpakasal .ang surname nya sa s.s.s. ay yung dati paring apilyedo ang nakalagay at hindi nabago.ako po ang nagiisang anak na nahihirapan at pabalikbalik na po ako sa sss.simula ng mahospital sya at hangang namatay.ano po ang dapat ko gawin.

  • arlyne solo says:

    Sir/Madam,
    Magandang araw po! Mdami n po akong email sa mail add nyo po ni isa po la pong reply.
    Salamat po.. Regarding po un s death claim po in..

  • arlyne solo says:

    Pabalik balik na po ung sister q SSS br Maasin to follow up as usual di p din po makita ng sss br ang status po ng pension q. Sana po mabigyan nyo po ako ng mga kasagutan dito..
    Salmat po!


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