Tue. May 11th, 2021
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The Social Security System (SSS) will open assistance packages starting November 27, 2020 for its members and pensioners in areas declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as under a state of calamity due to Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoons Quinta and Ulysses.

“The SSS commiserates with everyone who was affected by the said typhoons. It hopes that through the assistance package and its regular benefit programs, it may help its members and pensioners during these difficult times,” SSS said.

The assistance package will include the Calamity Loan Assistance Program (CLAP), three-month Advance Pension for SSS and Employees’ Compensation pensioners, and Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan.  

SSS will receive applications for CLAP and Three-month Advance Pension from November 27, 2020 to February 36, 2021. The Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan will be open for one year from the issuance of its corresponding circular.

The SSS will release the complete guidelines for the said programs through its media partners and its Facebook page at the Philippine Social Security System website.

So far, the NDRRMC has placed Cagayan province and Marikina City under a state of calamity due to Ulysses. Those placed under a state of calamity due to Rolly was Camarines Sur and Cavite, and Batangas province and Oriental Mindoro due to Quinta. JONATHAN ARACELI FOR SOVEREIGHPH

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