Pag-ibig Fund — How to Claim Death Benefits

Updated February 10, 2015

You can claim death benefits from Pag-ibig Fund only if you’re a legal heir or beneficiary of a Pag-ibig member who has died.

However, you can file a claim if you’re an authorized representative with a Special Power of Attorney (SPA), or a member’s court-appointed administrator or executor.

Pag-ibig death benefits consist of only two:

1. Provident Benefit. The amount of this is equal to the member’s Total Accumulated Values (TAV). TAV is the total of the following:

– all contributions made by the member
– all contributions made by the member’s employers for the member
– all dividends credited by Pag-ibig to the member’s account

Note: Salary loan balances or due housing loan amortizations will be deducted from the TAV.

2. Death benefit. The amount of this benefit is 6,000 pesos. This benefit is less than 6,000 if the TAV total and membership status at the time of death is less than 6,000 pesos.

List of primary legal heirs or beneficiaries:

– Spouse (wife or husband)
– Children, whether legitimate, illegitimate, or legally adopted
– Parents of member

List of secondary legal heirs or beneficiaries:

– Grandparents of member (father’s side and mother’s side)
– Brothers and sisters of member
– Nephews and nieces of member
– Other nearest relatives

Note: For the distribution or sharing of benefits, the intestate succession rules contained in the New Family Code is followed.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED to FILE A DEATH BENEFIT CLAIM:

1. Application for Provident Benefits (APB) Claim (Pag-ibig form)
2. Death Certificate of Pag-ibig member, issued by NSO
3. Notarized Proof of Surviving Legal Heirs (Pag-ibig form)
4. Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship
(if children are 18 years old and younger, or physically/mentally handicapped children)
5. Birth certificates of all children, issued by NSO, if the member has children

6. Marriage certificate, issued by NSO if member is married
7. Birth certificate of member, if claimants are the parents, or if the member has no children

8. Birth certificates of siblings, if the member has no children and parents are already deceased
9. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR), issued by NSO, if member is single
10. Two valid ID cards of claimant
11. Other documents required by Pag-ibig Fund upon filing of claim (Funeral receipt may be required)

Valid IDs:
Passport
Driver’s license
Voter’s ID
Postal ID
SSS ID
Company ID
PRC ID
GSIS e-Card
AFP ID
IBP ID
OWWA ID
OFW ID
SIRB
Seaman’s ID.

You can download the required Pag-ibig claim forms here: PAG-IBIG FORMS

 

WHERE TO FILE YOUR CLAIM:

File your Provident benefit claim at the Pag-ibig Fund branch where the Pag-ibig member or employer has remitted the most or latest contributions. If the member had multiple employers, check if the member’s contributions are already consolidated in the branch where you are filing.

If the legal heirs or beneficiaries are unable to file the Pag-ibig Fund Death Benefit themselves, the claim can be filed by their authorized representative, their appointed court administrator or executor.

Any authorized representative is required to present a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) (Use Pag-ibig Fund SPA Form FCP014), his or her valid IDs, and the valid IDs of the member and beneficiaries.

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  1. Hi ms Nora good day! If ever the provident benefits requirements are already complete and submit all of these to the branch..how long can be claim the check?

    Thankyou and more power!

  2. Good day..ms Nora..sagotin ko ang tano ng MO.My mother is still alive po..ako ang pinaka panganay sa aking mag kapatid lima po kami magkapatid ang youngest namin 31 years old na..tungkol sa name ng papa ko..naging dalawa ang name nya sa sss nya record Marcelino monterde briones sa pag ibig record naming Elino. Sabi sa Kahana ko Doon sa ofcna ng pag ibig nag basi po cla sa marriage contract nila ang Elino daw ang e-file ko sa form.Pasinsya Lang mahirapan kayo sa pag itindi sa mga nasabi ko parang magulohan kayo dito. Tanong Lang po bakit kailangan Maka perma kaming lahat magkapatid buhay ang aming Ina. Bakit pahirapan pa kami..napagud na ako nag processed into..na away Lang kami sa aming Ina..matanda na..Sana mapalinawagan mo ako dito mam..Salamat sa pag reply first question ko.

  3. dear po. I want to verify if my father or his beneficiaries were able to claim his benefits. My father died in sept. 22, 2001. Would you please check his records? Thanks po

  4. hi po, my uncle died 3 months ago. He has no beneficiary. He’s the brother of my father who’s already deceased. Are the nephews/nieces among the claimants? jean

  5. Hi mary jean, do you mean your uncle has no wife and no children? Are his parents and grandparents already deceased? If yes, then the claimants are all his brothers and sisters. Is your father the only brother? No other brothers and no sisters? If yes, then you can file your claim together with your brothers/sisters. If you have many brothers/sisters, they can sign waivers so you can save on documents and time.

  6. dear man nora,
    follow up lang po, tatlo na lang po natitirang buhay, sila lang po ba ang may karapatan sa death claim ng uncle ko since patay na po si tatay ko? kasi yun po ang sinasabi nila na silang tatlo na lang pong buhay ang may karapatan sa death claim ng uncle ko.

    thanks po … mary jean

  7. Hi mary jean, you email contactus@pagibigfund.gov.ph. Write your father’s name, date and place of birth, names of companies where he worked and locations and dates. You note “estimated” if you’re not sure about the dates. Attach a photo of your ID and birth certificate.

  8. Good day ms nora..!tanong lang po ako..kung ang anak ng member ay deceased na po tapus wala syang death certificate sa munisipyo sa kadahilanang hindi na submit ang death cert. Or wala syang record sa munisipyo..so ano po ba ang dapat gawin para ma claim yung death benefits ng member? Thank u..arlene

  9. Hi arlene, who died? The child or the member? Pag-ibig’s death benefit is given only if it’s the member who died, and if the member did not claim his savings before he died.
    About the death certificate, Pag-ibig requires an NSO death certificate. If it’s the member who died, you should report the death to the local registrar, even if it’s a late report, then wait for it to be forwarded to the NSO.

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