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 (Pag-ibig form)
(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 had children
6. Marriage certificate, issued by NSO if member is married
7. Birth certificate of member, if claimants are the parents, or if the siblings are also claimants because the parents are already deceased
8. Birth certificates of siblings, if the member was single and parents are already deceased, or if the member had a child but remained unmarried
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)
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.