Can I avail of Magna Carta Special Leave Benefit and SSS Sickness Benefit at the same time for the same surgery and the same dates?
Yes. These 2 benefits are different. They are given by different institutions.
Your Magna Carta Special Leave Benefit will be given by your employer while your SSS Sickness Benefit will be given by SSS.
Will I file 2 sets of documents?
Yes. You will file documents required by your employer and you will file documents required by SSS.
Note: There could be employers who are kinder and more understanding, meaning they will just require photocopies of those you submit to the SSS. Other employers will require ORIGINAL copies. So ask your HR in advance so you can request for 2 sets of ORIGINAL copies from your OB/gyne surgeon and from the hospital.
Where can I find the relevant provision in the Magna Carta Law for Women?
It’s found in the DOLE Department Order No. 112-A Series of 2012, issued May 22, 2012,
titled “Amending the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Special Leave Benefit for Women Employees in the Private Sector”
How many leave days can I avail of?
It depends on how many leave days your OB/gyne wil recommend and write on the medical certificate.
Based on the guide released by the Civil Service Commission for women employees in the public sector:
Minor Surgeries — 2 weeks of leave or less
Major Surgeries — up to 60 days