WATCH: How to Apply for SSS Funeral Benefit Online

No more long queues.
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No more long queues and putting yourself at risk of COVID-19, as the Social Security System (SSS) recently introduced an easier, simpler, and faster e-filing process for funeral benefits.

An SSS member claimant who paid for the expenses of the deceased member, permanent total disability pensioner, or retirement pensioner can file the claim online through the My.SSS Service Portal.

After logging in to your member account, there's a "Submit Funeral Claim Application" option under the E-Services tab. Provide all the necessary information, which will be validated by SSS if the deceased member is eligible for the benefit.

Upload the required documents, then review the certification part before submitting. You will receive an email from SSS regarding your FCBA.

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Applicants must have a registered account in the My.SSS Portal, an SSS Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)-ATM card, and an enrolled disbursement account under the Disbursement Account Enrollment Module.

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Non-members and those without a UMID-ATM can file the FBCA over-the-counter or via dropbox.

The form can be downloaded from the SSS website. Submit at the nearest branch with proof of SSS membership of the deceased, Death Certificate (Local Civil Registry or Philippine Statistics Authority), official receipt or proof of claimant's payment of funeral expenses, and two valid IDs.

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