Special Leave Benefit vs. SSS Sickness Benefit

Updated March 10, 2018

Can I avail of the 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 of Women 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. To your employer, you will submit documents required by your employer. To SSS, you will file documents required by SSS.

Note: There are 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.

Do I need to inform my employer in advance if I plan to avail of my Magna Carta Special Leave Benefit?

Yes. This is important. Your employer needs to know. Unless your gynecological surgery is an emergency, it is required that you inform your employer in advance so they can prepare for your absence and so you can also ask about the documents they require.

I’ve read the Magna Carta of Women Special Leave Benefit policies of some companies and their notification policy is at least 5 days prior to surgery.

If your surgery is not an emergency, your employer has the right not to give you your special leave benefit if you do not inform them in advance.

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”

Section 7. Special leave benefit vis-a-vis SSS sickness benefit.
– The special leave benefit is different from the SSS sickness benefit. The former is granted by the employer in accordance with RA 9710, as implemented under this Rules.It is granted to a woman employee who has undergone surgery due to gynecological disorder. The SSS sickness benefit, on the other hand, is administered and given by the SSS in accordance with the SSS law or RA 1161, as amended by RA 8282.

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

Updated: March 10, 2018 — 11:25 am


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  1. Hi Ms. Nora.
    Ask ko lang po kung anong dapat gawin kasi ung mga 30 days leave ko ang approved lang ng sss is 7 at 14 days lang. Kanino ko dapat address ung concern ko? Thank you.

  2. Hi po, ask ko lang sana if i could still file for sickness benefit through sss. My estimated delivery date is August 13, 2019 pa po but my OB advised me na dapat na ko mag rest since nung July 15 kase masyadong stressful yung work environment? Nagamit ko na po lahat ng leave credits ko and na claim ko nadin maternity benefit ko. Can i still file for sickness benefit since LOA padin ang status ko sa company and not maternity leave? Thank you

  3. maria fe E. Villacastin

    gudpm po mam, naoperahan po ako last may 24,2019 tinanggal ang ovary ko tas fallopian ko, tanong ko lang po pwd ako po magpafile sa sss for sickness leave? d kasi nla niaasikaso ang papers ko ang alam ko kasi if under employed ako, since di nmn nla inaasikaso pwd po ako nlng magfile sa sss? and ano po ba makukuha sa sickness leave ko? and sa magna carta ano po benefts ko? sa sss po ba lahat ako magclaim sa magna carta tsaka sa sickness leave ko?

  4. Ms. Nora ,Good afternoon!May i ask meron po ba deadline sa sss for the requirements of under magn carta?

  5. Good day .

    Magtatanong lang, may na D&C na ba dito due to abnormal uterine bleeding na nakapag avail ng magna carta special leave at sss sickness leave. Hindi kasi nabanggit ni HR namin yung magna carta subject fo verification pa daw.


  6. Ang 60 days computation ba base sa per day na salary or if how much ang month salary yon ang ma receive mo.
    Ex: 850.00 x 60 days
    Or 18,700.00 x 2 months. Kasi my salary 22days lang ang computation.

  7. Hi Jo, sickness claim ang i-file mo. After sickness, puede sana ang partial disability, pero unfortunately, hindi eligible ang mga more than 45 years old. I hope you have filed your Magna Carta Special Leave with your employer. Puedeng sabay ang SSS sickness at Special Leave

  8. Sa TAHBSO po, ano pong ang ifile ko, sickness or disability?
    78 days po ako nirerequire ng OB ko na leave. Im 49y/o
    Thank you

  9. Hi! Ms. Nora
    Ask ko lang if abnormal Uterine bleeding is covered SSS sickness notification?ng filed lng ako ng VL leave sa company.

  10. Good day po. Ask ko lang kse naoperahan po ko last March 1, dhil s endometriotic cyst. Pero pano po un hnd ko po kse sya nffile s employer ko, pero ngsbe npo ak before plng ng mgffile po ako. Hanggang klan po b pwede mgfile ng mgna carta? Slamat po. Godbless

  11. Hi Rlyn, meron kasing penalties for late filing. At liable yong employer sa hindi ibibigay ng SSS kung kasalanan ng employer. Pero I checked the Sickness Notification form at sinabi don na ang deadline for notification for a hospitalized patient ay one year after discharge. So puede pa. I-point out na lang nia sa employer nia. Sa intindi ko, ang counting ng deadline na 5 days (for hospitalized patient) is from the date the employee submits the notification to the employer. To be sure, tatanungin ko nga sa SSS via Facebook

  12. Hi Ms. Nora, thank you po sa mga infos na ibinigay nio sa akin regarding Magna Carta Leave. so far po na reimbursement sa akin ng aking employer ang mga absent days ko na nagsickleave ako due to my Tahbsu operation. Pero may tanong po ako ulit sa’yo maam. Kasi po yong kasama ko dito sa work nagkaroon po sia ng CA stage2 sa breast nia, nakuha po ang isang breast nia (major operation). Nag leave po sia sa office pero hindi pa po sia naka pagfile ng SSS sickleave nia. During her leave, nabigyan po siya ng salary for reasons of MagnaCarta Leave. pero nagtaka po ako kasi sabi sa akin ng friend ko hindi na po siya e grant ng employer or mag sign ang employer namin ng SSS sickleave notification kasi hindi na raw mag allow ang SSS nang double compensation.. Nagtaka po ako e hindi naman po sa employer manggagaling ang benefit na yon dahil sa SSS naman manggaling pero ina advance lang ng employer. pwede po ba yon? naaawa ako sa friend ko kasi mag undergo chemo e need nia ang money bakit hindi e grant ng employer ang sss sickness notification leave nia?

  13. Hi Rlyn, you can try claiming your Magna Carta Special Leave. Meron kasing requirement ito na i-notify mo ang company mo prior to surgery. Pero dahil nag-notify ka naman for your SSS, sana ininform ka nila about Magna Carta. Ang dapat na ma-claim mo is ibalik nila yong total amount of benefit given by SSS that was deducted from your salary. Since binigyan ka ng salary during your 45-day leave, yon na ang Magna Carta benefit mo. Usually kung ilang days ang ibinigay ng SSS for your total hysterectomy, yon na rin ang tinutulad ng employers, so malamang 45 days ang ibibigay sa iyo. To summarize, ang dapat nakuha mo na payment is yong 45 days (SSS rate) from SSS and 45 days from your employer (salary rate). Hindi double compensation ang SSS sickness benefit and Magna Carta Special Leave. You can claim both. Ang double compensation ay yong SSS sickness benefit at company salary for the same period, at yong SSS maternity benefit at SSS sickness benefit for the same period.

  14. Good morning po Ms. Nora, I have undergone Total hysterectomy last Nov.3, 2018, my friend told me that there is a law regarding the Magna Carta for Women. But what i did was i applied for SSS sickness benefits to SSS approving my 45 days leave aand i was paid thereof. but my leave from SSS was deducted from my salary for reasons of double compensation. My employer has no idea of Magna Carta for Women until today that i did my research on this. Luckily i found your column. Can i still claim for my Magna Carta leave? Our company granted us 15 days Sickleave. is Magna Carta for women (the leave benefit of 60 days) is it on top of the given 15 days sick leave by the company, thus having a total of 75 days sick leave?

  15. hi po ask ko lng pwd po ba akoag file ng disability kc inoperahan ako my ovarian cyst ako tinangl ung right ovary ko.kaso more 3yrs na hnd nahuhulugan ang sss ko.pwd p kya un.thnks po.

  16. Gud ms nora i had my dnc yr 2013 due to polyps and thickening .im not fully aware of the magnacarta law di ko po naifile sa school .yr 2016 i had my dnc due to bleedingmy ob informed me to udergo thabso due to Figo1 result.i filed for magnacarta including my previous medical records of my dnc yr 2013.accdg to hr iprioritize muna ung recent sa susunod n lng nmin pag usapan .the schl paid my 2 mnts salary For my major operation.pwede ko po ba maihabol ung naunang dnc.thank you and GodBless po.

  17. Hi, gusto ko po mlaman ano ang mga claims ko sa sss. Jan 16 diagnosed of h mole and performed d and c tpos po last jan 31 nadiagnose ako ng Gestational trophoblastic disease and undergone hysterectomy. Maternity claim and sickness claim po ba iffile ko?

  18. Hi. Last oct 24, 2018.i undergo forTabhso operation. Then another mastectomy last nov 14, 2018. How many sickness leave benefit could i file. Is it possible to overlap my sickness leave benefit claim. Please advise

  19. Hi. Last oct 24, 2018.i inferno forTabhso operation. Then another mastectomy last nov 14, 2018. How many sickness leave benefit could i file. IsI it possible to overlap my sickness leave benefit claim. Please advise

  20. Hi Ms. Nora,

    Same din sabi sakin ng company either magna carta or sss ung magbabayad which pinili ko is magna carta kc mas malaki ang bayad. Now sabi ng ob ko is pwede ko magfile ng disability becauae of the myoma uteri since niremove and uterus ko.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks po.

  21. Hi Nora, inoperahan ako, Total hysterectomy last september. Sa sss notification ko, inilagay ng ob gyne ko 78 days to recuperate. sss only approved 60 days. Ano ang dapat ko gawin, bumalik na sa trabaho dahil 60 days lang ang naapprove? Sabi ng doctor ko, 78 days daw ako entitled? Pls clarify. Thank you !

  22. Hi miss Nora,

    I have undergone a major surgery which is myoma uteri or myomectomy last nov. 7 and i am currently usung the magna carta for 60 days per my ob’s recommendation pero sabi po ng company namin hindi na daw po ako pwede magclaim for sss sick leave kahit ubos na yung sick leave ko kasi hindi daw po pwede pagsabayin yun. Is it true po ba sa case ng operation na ginawa sakin? Thanks po

  23. Hi Ms. Nora. Itatanong ko lang po sana kung tama ba ang reason ng SSS na kesyo na grant na po ang Magna Carta ko (2 monthly gross) hindi na nila maga-grant ang aking SSS sickness benefit na 2 months sa kadahilanan na nabayaran o nacover na daw po ito ng magna Carta ko.

    Salamat po.

  24. Hi maricel, wait mo na lang kung ilang days ang i-approve ng SSS. Sometimes, less than 60 days ang ibinibigay nila. Kapag total hysterectomy, 60 days. Hindi ko sure kapag one ovary lang. Yong sa Magna Carta, depende sa company mo kung ang susundin nila ay yong ob-gyne mo or yong SSS doctor, kasi sa Magna Carta rule, ang nasulat doon na basis ay “competent physician”, hindi specified which doctor. I hope 60 days pareho.

  25. Hi cheche, sorry I’m not sure if fecal incontinence due to child birth can be considered a gynecological disease. What they operate on is part of the digestive system, and not the reproductive system. But ask your ob-gyne what she thinks. About length of leave, yes, depende sa isusulat ng iyong doctor. Pero merong companies that rely on the length of leave approved by the SSS doctor (since sickness leave is also filed) — hindi kasi specified kung which doctor ang basis; ang nakasulat is “competent physician.”

  26. Hinora I have a question. I need to undergo surgery because of Fecal incontinence due to child birth is that part of magna carta? and I just want to know if kailangan ba 2 months rest ang ilagay ng doctor? what if 3 weeks lang, 3 weeks lang ba nang bayad sa akin?Hndi 2 months?

  27. naoperahn po ako tinanggal left ovary ko kc my malaking cyst 2months po ung nakadeclare s sss notification ko mababayaran po n un ng sss ung 60 days?tapos mgpafile dn po ako ng magna carta 60days dn po kc 2months po tlg sinabi ng ob ko for my recovery

  28. Hi Mom, walang embolization procedure sa list, pero ang malformation is in the uterus. OB-gyne ba ang gagawa? If yes, most likely, it is covered. Sa SSS, yes, basta at least 4 days ang leave mo for this procedure at naubos na ang paid sick leave mo. Merong notification via employer.

  29. Hi. Ask ko lang po if I can avail the Magna Carta Leave since I was diagnosed with uterine arteriovenous malformation and scheduled for embolization procedure. In addition to this, can I also avail the Sickness Benefit from SSS since I will be admitted in the hospital prior to the embolization procedure.

  30. hello, it seems that there is a conflict between availing the Magna Carta Special Leave and SSS Sickness Benefit at the same time. It was stated for Magna Carta leave that the Sick Leaves and Vacation Leaves benefit from the company can only be used if the 60day maximum Magna Carta leaves are not sufficient. While for the SSS Sickness Benefit, SSS will only pay the days after all sick leaves have already been used. Do you have any idea on how this conflict is resolved? Thank you in advance

  31. Hi po..Nag under go po ako sa Hysteroscopy and uterine curretage ng Oct.3,2018 ang nilagay lang po ng doctor ko sa sss leave form ko ay 7 days..meron pa din po ba akong pwedeng makuhang benefit..i was thinking na maliit ung makukuha q sa sss leave dahil 7 days lng ang nilagay nya may available pa po bang benefit sa sss?pwede po ba ako dito sa special leave benefit?paano po ito ifike at ano ano po ang mga need?thanks po..

  32. Hi po..Nag under go po ako sa Hysteroscopy and uterine curretage ng Oct.3,2018 ang nilagay lang po ng doctor ko sa sss leave form ko ay 7 days..meron pa din po ba akong pwedeng makuhang benefit..i was thinking na maliit ung makukuha q sa sss leave dahil 7 days lng ang nilagay nya may available pa po bang benefit sa sss?

  33. Hi Mercy, I researched your illness, and I saw that the most common treatment is progestin, not surgery. You can avail of Magna Carta leave only if your treatment is surgery. You can file for SSS sickness benefit.

  34. Abnormal uterine bleeding endometrial hyperplasia can I avail this leave.

  35. I am about top have my dermoid cyst removed from my left ovary. am i also entitled for the magna carta? my cyst is already 9cm in size.

  36. Hi Ms.Nora,

    I had MRM po at currently ay gamit ko ang Magna Carta leave approved for 60 days. Ang question ko po, pwede ko ba i file ang SSS sickness benefits after using the Magna Carta leave? Given na may certificate from doctor approved for another 60 days, mabibigyan ba ako ng additional leave para sa gamutan? Pwede ba icover ng SSS sickness benefits ang another 60 days? Salamat po.

  37. Hello po mam Nora.. Naraspa po ako last july 29,2018 dahil makapal po ang lining ng matres ko .. Kaso po august 6 po ay bumalik na ko sa work..nakasweldo
    Po ako ng buo.. May sss benefits pa po ba akong pwedeng makuha..

  38. Hello po mam Nora.. Naraspa po ako last july 29,2018 dahil makapal po ang lining ng matres ko.. magfafile po sana ako ng sss sickeness .. Kaso po august 6 po ay bumalik na ko sa work.. sabi po kasi ng ob ko after 1 week pwede na ko bumalik sa trabaho.. may 10 days leave credits po kami sa work ko.. Meron pa po ba kong pwedeng i claim sa sss Kung nasahod ko na po yung salary ko na kasama nung na raspa ko..

  39. Hello Ms. Nora, may mga tanong po ako about sa sss benefit ko.
    Ganto po kasi un, meron po akong Lupus Nephritis at currently employed po ako naka medical leave lang po ako.
    Nagpacheckup ako ng 07/26 tapos po naifile siya sa sss ni employer ng aug. 1, wala po akong natanggap na advance credit para sa sss ko kay employer. Sabi sakin pag nacomple daw maipasa requiremnts including filled out reimbursement form saka pa raw aandar ung 15 business days para macredit sa payroll account ko. Tanong po lang ano po pwede kong gawin kung naipasa ko naman lahat ng requiremnts ng aug 22 tapos nalate na nila asikasuhin sa sss kmbaga naglapse na po ung 30days from date of confinement. May matatangaap pa rin ba akong sickness benefit o wala na?

  40. Hi Jonalyn, yes, tama yong 45 days na ibinigay sa yo under Special leave kasi naka-avail ka na ng 15 days prior. Under the Special Leave program, up to 60 days per year lang ang puedeng ma-avail. Am I right na nasa government service ka ngayon kasi your email address is deped.gov.ph? I checked the GSIS website at wala akong makitang sick leave benefit. Merong disability benefit, pero nakasulat don na dapat you’re not getting benefits from other institutions. Sa private sector kasi, puedeng ma-claim ang SSS sickness benefit and Special leave at the same time, plus the partial disability benefit after getting the sick leave benefit.
    About your double pay, paid naman ang summer vacation nio, di ba? And you got your Special leave payment? So you got your double pay… Or hindi ba ganon?

  41. Hi ms. Nora,I’m Jonalyn, i underwent d&C last march 23 2018 due to thickening of uterus and i was granted 15 days special leave under magna carta.biopsy result was polyps,after 2 weeks it worsen my situation that my ob told to undergo operation for the prevention of cancer, they removed my cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes on
    May 11,2018 since it was major operation my ob gave 60 days to recuperate, is it right that HR will give only 45days bec.i already used the 15 days last march.?is it possible to avail double pay since the operation happened on vacation where i received special leave for women and PVP? At binawasan pa aq ng 10days without pay for my extension of leave kc 45days lng special leave na binigay sa akin. I already applied for sss partial disability.meron pa po b aq pwd maclaim na benefits sa sss or sa gsis? Thank u and God bless ..

  42. hi miss nora,ako po si Emie..naraspa po ako nung june23 2018 dahil makapal ang lining ng matres ko 30days po binigay ng dra ko na leave inapprove po ng sss ay 21days tama po ba pati sa magna carta ko po ay 21days din ang binigay sa akin ng employer ko?
    maraming salamat po..

  43. Hello po Ms. Nora, my name is cherry, nag pa d&c po month of May 2018, wala naman po ako naging problema sa pag claim ko ng magna carta sa company ko, confinement po ako ng 1 day after d&c procedure. I was given 60 days by my doctor so 60 days din po ang magna carta ko then nung bumalik na po ako sa work, sinubmit ko naman po ung requirements for SSS claim sa HR namin, sinabhan po ako ng HR namin na 14 days lang daw inapprove ni SSS claims ko… My question is… Tama po ba na 14 days lang i approve ni SSS para sa sickness notification ko?

    Note: i was advice to undergo D&C by my obgyne due to heavy uterine bleeding. Then ang biopsy result is simple hyperplasia meaning nasa grey zone daw po ako. Meaning pwede cancerous pwedeng hndi, so i was advised to take provera medication for 6 months and im currently on my 3rd month napo… Once na matapos ko po ung 6 months which is by november, mag iraraspa nanaman daw po ako sa december to check if may improvement after taking medication… My question is… Qualified parin po ba ako sa magna carta and SSS Sickness notification?

  44. Hi Cinderella, TAHBSO is considered by SSS as a partial disability. From cases I’ve seen, the pension lasts up to 30 months. File your partial disability claim after you have exhausted your SSS sickness leave benefit, which is usually 60 days for TAHBSO. The number of days for SSS sickness benefit depends on the number of recovery days recommended by your OB and on the decision of the SSS medical personnel.
    You’re right that you must have no more company sickness leaves before filing for sickness claim with SSS. Talk with your HR about filing for SSS sickness benefit and how you can convert back your used VL to SL in order to exhaust your sick leaves.

  45. I had TAHBSO last June 15 and filed sss sickness notification to employer. Received magna carta leave for 60 days or 2 months salary and remaining 5 days i filed Vacation leave as im fit to work on aug 23. I did not use SL as it can be converted to cash by my employer annually and they allow me to use VL.
    Concern: i qualify all 3 of 4 conditions for sss sickness benefit. The 4th condition requires i used all my sickness leave that i still have since i used MCL instead with gyne related surgery. Can i still qualify for sss sickness benefit and how will sss compute the number of days?

    To add. I am 41 yrs old thus qualify for removal of reproductive organs for sss disability benefit. Is TAHBSO a partial or total disability? I have continous 20 credited years as sss member on max contribution and prefer qualify for monthly pension. Is pension for life for removal of all abdominal reproductive organs? Or only up to certain number of years.
    Thanks a lot!
    PS. I tried usapang sss videos, sss website, blogs but i cant find any info similar to my case.

  46. Hi Irene, yes, ovarian problems are covered. Notify your company prior to surgery. You can claim up to 60 days of Magna Carta Special Leave per year. Puedeng sabay ang SSS sickness at Special Leave na i-claim.

  47. Hi just wanna know if I can still apply for Magna Carta because I just filed 2 sickness benefits from SSS, 21 days last January month end to February and this month for 2 weeks, will be back this August 13th due to spine problem, today August 11th, I was diagnosed thatI have 2 Follips in my ovaries needing to undergo D&C, or worst to remove my ovaries if not cleared from the D&C.

  48. Christina Liquido

    Salamat po. I’ll check with hr.

  49. Hi Christina, meron ka bang at least 3 SSS contributions within April 2017 to March 2018? Kung meron, qualified ka to claim your sickness benefit. Mag-file ka lang sa HR nio. Bring your hospitalization documents.

  50. Christina liquido

    HI po, my name is Christina. I underwent surgery last week July 23. Removal of para tubal cyst, removal of fallopian tube tapos raspa din due to uterine bleeding. New hire po ako Kaya d po ako Na eligible Sa Magna Carta. Nagamit ko po sic leaves ko. Planning to resume work on August 6. Magiging eligible pa po ba Ako Sa sss benefit?

  51. Thank you very much, Kate, for sharing what you’ve learned from BWC. Your info is definitely helpful to me and will surely help other employers/managers and employees with similar questions. It’s also great that you researched and you called DOLE so you can make the correct decision for your employee. I applaud you. May other employers/managers do the same. Have another nice evening!

  52. Hello Ms. Nora. I already talked to BWC. According to them:

    1. Kung ano ang advise ng OB / attending physician (ng employee namin) na number of days, yun ang susundin. Sa case ng employee namin, ang nakaindicate sa SSS Sickness Notification form under the portion “ATTENDING PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION” – “…confinement including recuperation period may last 60 days.
    So 60 days dapat ang ibabayad kay employee.

    2. I asked them if need pa ba ng medical certificate from the attending physician as supporting docs. According to them, the sickness notification form will suffice. Kasi nga may portion na dun ng “ATTENDING PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION”

    3. So magkaiba pala ito:
    a. number of days approved ng SSS Sickness – ito yung i-aadvance ni
    company then ire-reimburse ni SSS.
    b. number of days of recuperation advised by attending physician – kung
    ilang days ang advise ng doctor ni employee, yun ang babayaran sa
    kanya. Ito ang MAGNA CARTA. Of course, if qualified si employee sa

  53. Hi Ms. Nora. Thank you so much for the help. I’ll call DOLE now because I’m confused sa ruling nila. I’ll share with you kung ano man ang napag-usapan namin.

  54. Hi Kate, first, dapat yong raspa was done to treat a gynecological disorder (and not due to miscarriage) na siguro sa case na ito ay due to gyne disorder, kasi hindi naman maternity ang na-file sa SSS kundi sickness. Doon sa list ng Civil Service Commission, which covers the public sector, for surgeries covered under MCW Special Leave, ang raspa done to treat a uterine disorder is a minor surgery, which requires only around 2 weeks. Sa DOLE kasi which covers the private sector, wala silang ginawang list, as far as I know. Sa DOLE circular, it’s this:
    “For purposes of determining the period of leave with pay that will be allowed to a woman employee, the certification of a competent physician as to the required period of recuperation shall be controlling.” So siguro it’s better that you call DOLE. I emailed them before about MCW, and they suggested I call or visit them: “In connection with your concerns, please call, e-mail or visit our Bureau of
    Working Conditions (BWC) 3rd Floor, DOLE Bldg., Intramuros, Manila. Tel. No. 527-3000/loc 303 / bwcdole@gmail.com” at sila kasi ang agency where private employees go to for their labor complaints. And I hope you’ll have time to share info that you learned from DOLE later on, and thanks a lot.

  55. Correction: Ilang beses ko tinanong sa doctor ng sss kung ilang days dapat ang paid nya in terms sa magna carta, ang sabi po is 21 days lang kasi niraspa lang naman daw.

  56. Hello Ms. Nora. Thank you for your reply. Another question po? Kasi sa sss sickness notif form nya, ang nakaindicate sa portion ng “Attending Physician’s Certification” is “…confinement including recuperation period may last 60 days. Ito yung note ng OB nya. However, nung pina-approve na sa physician ng SSS, 21days lang ang approve kasi niraspa lang naman daw. Tama ba na 21 days lang din ung bayad sa magna carta nya? Sino ba dapat ang magde-determine kung ilang days ang approved kung ang sickness and magna carta naman is a different thing. Ilang ulit ko kasi tinanong sa doctor ng sss kung ilang days ang magna carta, 21 days daw. Si employee naman, kino-contest nya na naman 2months yun kasi yun daw ang nasa batas. Ano po ba ang tama?

  57. Hi Kate, isasabay sa pay day. Ito yong nasa DOLE order: “The woman employee shall not report for work for the duration of the leave but she will still receive her salary covering said period.” Pero kung generous ang employer, they have the option to make a one-time payment before, during or after surgery.

  58. Hello. Ask ko lang po if paano ang payment ng magna carta? It should be advance po ba (one-time payment) or parang sahod sya na continuous ang payment sa employee (isasabay sa sahod) until such time na maubos na yung approved number of days leave? Thanks in advance.

  59. Hi Ma. Victoria, ang SSS partial disability claim ay fina-file after maternity leave. Pero merong nag-comment dito na fallopian tube din ang tinanggal sa kanya at hindi raw inapprove ng SSS ang kanyang claim kasi wala raw ang fallopian tube removal sa list ng SSS. Pero if you’re younger than 45, try mo pa rin baka lang ma-approve kasi 2 tubes ang natanggal sa iyo. Ang sure na naa-approve ay yong removal ng uterus at ovaries.
    Kung nag-file ka na ng maternity leave, hindi na puedeng mag-sick leave sa mga dates na covered by your maternity leave.

  60. Ma.Victoria B. Estrada

    Hi mam! Ask ko lng po ng-file na po ako ng sss maternity and magna carta sa employer ko ectopic fregnancy po ako last june 19 2018 tinanggal po right fallopian tube ko bali second ectopic ko na po ito yung una left fallopian tube yung tinanggal nung 2014, pwd po ba ako magfile ng partial disability? Or ng sick leave sa employer ko? Sana matulungan nyo ako. Thanks po!

  61. Ok Eva, I’ll try messenger

  62. Nabasa ko na ang tungkol sa magna carta,,,sa ibang sagot inyo ma’am Nora,,,ang sa akin nalang ang tungkol sa sickness?? Mka avail po ba ako??? Pwd ba sa messenger nalang ang sabot baka Hindi ako mka open muli baka maubos yong load ko,,,salamat po,,,yong messenger ko,,,,((ikaw ako barquio enrotnac)) yan po ang messenger account ko tnx a lot

  63. Nora, hi I’m Eva mka avail po ba ako ng magna carta,,,no operahan po ako ng fallopian tube kasi ectopic pregnancy sa left at tapos yong right ko ligation na din mka avail po ba? Pati sa sickness ko mka avail ba din,,,,ang problems 6-29-18,,,,ako na operahan at Hindi ko pa na process,,,kasi Hindi naman alam ng bagong hr benefits ,,,namin sana po ma advice inyo po ako

  64. Hi Kim, wrong po sila. Ang tinutukoy ng SSS na leave na dapat naubos mo na ay yong regular sick leave, hindi Magna Carta leave. Mag-file ka ng notification sa SSS through your employer then later on mag-file ng sickness benefit claim, through your employer too. At the same time, notify mo rin ang employer mo na you will avail of your Magna Carta Special leave benefit. Notify them prior to surgery. Bale you will get 2 benefits, one from SSS and the other from your employer.

  65. Hi Ma’am! confused lang po ako. I will under go breast mass excision on july 31. Wala na din po ako available na Sick leave. Sabi po s HRD namin kapag na approved daw ako sa magna carta leave wala daw po akong makukuha sa SSS sickness benefit.Tama po ba? Thank you.

  66. Hi mam nora, ngayon ko lang po nalaman itong special leave for women nag ask din po ako sa hr namin hindi rin po alam ito. Last year oct.2017 ako po ay naraspa dahil nagka uterine bleeding po ako at the age 47 so binigyan ako ng 15 days na mag rest so ginamit ko yong leave ko sa company.yong doctor ko pinag gamot ako ng 6 months kc ang biopsy ay simple hyperplasia. After 6 months na gamot ganon din hindi nakuha sa gamot so this june 2018 na raspa po ako ulit same biopsy so ang best remedy po ay na total hysterectomy po ako this july 13, 2018. Binigyan po ako ng 60 days na maka recover from my operation. Ask ko po ma avail ko po ba itong magna carta for special leave for women kung hindi alam ng hr namin saan ko pwedeng hingin iyong memorandum nito. Salamat

  67. Hi Ms Nora,

    Thank you for your previous advice, I already filed for magna carta leave and our HR required me to consult our company doctor, who recommended and approves my request upon submission of my medical certificate from my OB and other related medical records. Since late ko na po nalaman na may ganitong leave at di na ako qualified for maternity leave, nagamit ko na rin po yung vacation at sick leaves ko last month. Pero sabi po nila na possible din na ma reverse yung used up leaves ko kapalit ng pag apply ng special leave ko.
    Hindi ko pa po naitatanong yung SSS sickness benefit kasi baka magka post operation pa po ulit ako at di pa naman po ako lumalampas sa 60 days from my operation. Tsaka worried po kasi ako na pag nadisapproved sa SSS ay baka madisapproved din yun magna carta leave ko. Qualified po ba ako sa SSS sickness benefit kahit na maternity related yung case ko. i am indeed under age 45, pero if i get back to work after the 60 days approved leave, will i still be qualified with the SSS partial disability benefit?

  68. Hi Arnie, sa SSS sickness benefit rule, dapat nagamit mo na lahat ang paid company sick leave mo, pero kung many days ang ibinigay na leave ng OB-gyne mo, puede ka pa ring mag-file kasi SSS will deduct the unused company leaves mo from the total leaves approved by SSS.

  69. Will you still be Eligible for SSS Sickness claim aside from Magna Carta even if you have not used up your Sick leaves?

  70. Hi Phitzie, check your medical report and see the reasons for your total hysterectomy. Meron bang na-mention na cysts or growths or abscess or abnormalities? at kung meron, puede kang mag-file for Magna Carta leave with your employer. Kung walang na-mention, ask your ob-gyne if there were cysts or abnormalities, kaya ka na-hysterectomy para ma-file mo for Magna Carta leave. Nag-file ka na ng sickness benefit with SSS? If you are under age 45, after using up your 60 or 72 days SSS sickness leave, you can file for SSS partial disability benefit arising from your total hysterectomy. If you have time later on, can you please comment here again and inform us if your partial disability claim was approved and how many months of pension were granted to you. And thanks a lot.

  71. hi. naoperahan po ako last may 21 2018. it was supposed to be my 5th pregnancy pero naging miscarriage, namatay yung 8 months baby namin sa tyan ko due to complications. thus i underwent emergency hysterotomy with total abdominal hysterectomy. am i qualified for the special sick leave since i underwent surgical hysterectomy? my ob recommended 72 days rest. although maternity related yung case ko, wala na akong an avail na maternity leave benefit kasi pang 5th pregnancy ko na.

  72. Hi rochelle, kung na-claim na ang maternity benefit, hindi na puedeng i-file for sickness benefit yong raspa kasi the date of your D&C is within your maternity leave. Walang double compensation from SSS for the same period of time. Yong sa Special Leave, hindi qualified yong raspa performed kasi naraspa dahil sa child birth, hindi dahil sa gynecological illness. Bukod diyan, meron ding notification period sa Special Leave. Kung hindi mo pa na-file yong maternity benefit claim mo, you can still file your claim.

  73. Good day!tanong ko lang po kung pwede ifile ng sabay ang maternity at raspa D&C kasi po after ko manganak after 4 days niraspa po ako kasi may naiwan palang inunan sa loob ng matres ko.seven years ago na din po at wala na ako ngayon sa aking dating company.
    salamat po sa sagot.

  74. Hi Mae, sorry, based sa Special Leave rules, ang fallopian tube operation due to ectopic pregnancy ay hindi qualified sa Special Leave kasi ang dahilan ng operation ay hindi gynecological disease katulad ng tumors, cysts, cancerous masses, adhesions and abscesses in the reproductive organs. May list dito ng covered gynecological surgeries. Yong sa SSS maternity benefit rules, nasa list ang giving birth (normal or CS), miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy with our without operation, and hydatidiform mole.
    Bukod doon sa dahilan na hindi qualified ang ectopic pregnancy, required din ang notification for Special Leave to the company prior to operation. Kung emergency operation, excused ang notification. best regards

  75. Maternity dn ung bnigay ng company skin pra mg file..advise 60days po ang rest q. Nun.at sbi pa ni company double compensation na dw un.at un dn sbi skin ni dole..iisa lng dwatska mam nora hndi po aq nanganak..naoperahan po aq sa fallopiantube bcoz of my ectopic pregnancy.

  76. 2014 po aq na operahn s fallopian tube q dhil sa ectopic pregnancy at di q po alam about magna carta for women,,,nlman q po last 2016,kc nabanggit po un sa na attend q ng seminar na pwdi png habulin.ngfile po aq ng special lev for women,lahat po ng medication cert.at un nga po dis yr lng sbi hndi n dw pwdi aq mka avail dhil po ung gynecological q ay about sa pagbubuntis q.na nkuha ung fallopiantube q po.at un din sbi n dole skin na di na pwdi kc nbyaran na aq ni sss.ano po bah ang tama mam nora.tnx po sa pgsagot

  77. Hi mam nora,hndi po aq nangank via cs,,naoperahn po ako s fallopian tube dhil sa ectopic pregnancy q po.dhil hndi q po alam about sa magna carta for women ay maternity po ung na file s akin.nong nlman qo po ng file aq at lstyr sbi ng company nmin hndi na po aq pwdi mgfile kasi po bnayaran na aq ni sss…

  78. Hi Janette po ng Pasay city, tanong ko lng po kasi nag d&C procedure po ako para alisin yun polyps sa matress ko, nag submit po ako ng docs sa hr after 3 days ng procedure and aware nman po sila na mag under gone ako ng procedure specially supervisor ko pero hindi nila ako na inform regarding special leave, binigyan po ako ng 2 weeks rest ng ob ko at isinubmit ko po sa office yung mga necessary docs, pwede ko ba din yun gamitin para iapply sa special leave s office?

  79. Hi po . Nid ko po ng immediate response … mrs Nora. Pinipilit po Kc ng hr namin na iisa lng daw po ang Magna Carta sa sss po. So sinasabi nila isa lng ang pwede ko Po ma i claim. Un daw po sabi ng dole at ng sss sa knila. Hndi daw dn po ako dpat mag base Sa cnsbi nio lng dto Sa online Po. Kc galing daw po ng sss at ng dole Ung cnsbi nila. Nag file po ako Kc nagkaroon po ako ng minor operation ng cyst po..

  80. Hi mae joy, ang basis ay yong ibinigay na number of leave days ng OB who did your surgery, na yon din yong number of days na nag-leave ka. Puede mong puntahan ang accounting dept nio at tanungin kung bakit ganun ang payment. At saka, bakit hours ang ginamit? dapat days. Your daily rate x number of days.

  81. Ask lang po is it right Na bawasan ng company young magna carta benefits making??

  82. mae joy rorrefranca

    Hi ma’am..just this week natanggap ko lang along magna carta amounting to 25k or equivalent to 400hours.is it right Na bawasan nla ng 200hours Na sickleave?
    D ba entitled man knows ng 60 days?
    Any case ko po ay bilateral endometriosis nag undergo po all ng total hesterectomy.

  83. Hi Mae, maternity leave ang na-file mo? Ibig sabihin, nanganak ka via CS then nakasabay sa CS mo yong opera sa iyong fallopian tube?

  84. Hi mam nor,
    Tanong lng po kc aq po ay na undergo for gynecoligical dis order ,naoperahan po aq s aking fallopian tube,ngfile po aq ng maternity leave,,dn nlaman q dn about magnacarta sbi po ng company hndi na po aq pwdi mababayaran kc nkafile na aq ng maternity and malaki n dw ung binayad ni sss.wla po akng na claim.

  85. Hi Marinelle, if you have properly notified your employer about using your Magna Carta leave, you should use your 60-day leave under Magna Carta, and not your sick leave. You said you have availed of your sick leave. Ask your HR if you can reverse your sick leave, and use your 60-day Magna Carta leave instead. If the sick leave cannot be reversed, you still deserve 60 days (if you properly notified), with you having a total of 71 days of recuperation.

  86. Hi Ms. Nora!
    I was having a dilemma on the computation of my magna carta. I availed my sick leave for 11 working days. My ob gyne doctor advised me for a 60 day leave. Should my magna carta benefit be for the whole two months or only for the 49 days? Thank you.

  87. Hi oss, politely tell them na nakalagay sa Special Leave law na separate ang Special Leave at sickness benefit. Nasa Section 7 ng DOLE Department Order No. 112-A. Ang double compensation ay yong pag-claim ng sickness benefit and maternity benefit with SSS for the same time period. Andito ba sa list of covered gynecological surgeries ang surgery mo?

  88. Hi,

    Need immediate response I already claim the magna carta special benefit for women, after I filed for sss sickness benefit, but as per our HR I cannot claim both coz it is a double compensation, how come?

  89. Hi I am pregnant, am i eligible for this benefit?

  90. Hi guys.. may question ako. Ang sabi pwede ko ma-avail ang sss sickness benefits and magnacarta. Pero dito sa company namen. Hinde daw pwede kasi double compensation daw yun.

    Need help guys. Can anyone help me?

    Thanks in advance!

  91. Hi thanks for this page, nag.undergo po ako ng COMPLETE CURETTAGE Sept9,2917., was admitted starting Sept6. Since pang.5 na anak ko na po dna aq pwd sa Maternity leave n sinasabi nla sakn. Na.file po ng HR ung (SSS) Sickness Notification babayaran daw po po for 15days..no such idea kng mgkano dn. 5days po ako na.admit then 10days Homerest. Pwede p po b ako ng.file ng Magna Carta na hindi po ako na.inform ng HR na me ganun p Benefits n pwd ko ma.ifile. Ano po gagawin ko.

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  93. Hi. I am an SSS member and was actively paying as an employee in a private company from 1990 to 2001. I have a more than a 10 year contributions. I stopped paying since I entered the government service. I underwent hysterectomy just a few weeks ago. Can I still avail of the sickness benefits from SSS? Thank you.

  94. Can I still file for special leave benefit even if my surgery happened last January? I didnt know I can file a claim under MCW since I was only confined for 1 day and had undergone D&C endometrial sampling (biopsy).

  95. Hi po, naoperahan po ako ng MRM last nov 14, 2016 dahil po sa breast cancer and that time employed pa din ako.. So pasok po ako sa major operation ng magna carta w/c is 60 days leave.. Complete requirements po ako and aside po sa accredited surgeon ko na nagbigay ng medcert ko pinagawa din po ng hr namin ang doctor ng company ng medcert para sa magna carta at sinulat din po nya dun 60 days leave.. Pero po ang inapproved lang sa kin ng hr ay 30 days instead of 60 days na declaired ng dole.. Ano pong gagawin ko? Sana po matulungan nyo ko.. Salamat po

  96. Hi po!. Ask ko lang po kung nauna ko pong ifile ung sss sickness kesa sa magna carta ,yung makukuha ko po sa magna carta ay ileless po ba dpt ung sa sss? Salamat po sa reply.

  97. Ah okay po. Sige sige… my nabasa din kasi ako about kay Jon Orana sa Negosyo University na making money online before selling ebooks using Kiliti system. But the course he give is very expensive about 24k per course. But not sure if mg earn ba ako ng ganun higher than than. Pero money back guaranteed naman dw in the latter. Tnx

  98. Hi Jj, yes, meron namang kita, pero hindi malaki, kasi hindi ko masyadong naaasikaso, kasi I have a full-time virtual job. If you focus on it, puede kang kumita ng okay kung maraming magbabasa sa blog mo. Yong iba, celebrities ang focus nila so marami silang fans or readers. Nagbasa ka na ba how to create a blog? Where do you want to create a blog? Yong sa free ba sa Blogspot.com? or yong babayaran mo yong domain name mo at host ng website mo? Try to create a blog on blogspot.com, yong free muna, and then pag medyo meron ka nang 5 posts, at medyo na-fix mo na yong website, email me your website, and let’s see what advice I can give.

  99. Hi ate nors mustah po. Its been a while. Wala po kinalaman sa sss ung tanong. Dito po ba sa blog mo eh ok po ba ang flow ng passive income by google ads. I mean if i make my own blog malaki ba ang kita ng passive or paano ba ung pay out if i make a blog like this. Interested po ako malaman pero di ko alam if saan mg start. Tnx.

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