If you’re an SSS retiree pensioner living in the Philippines, you are no longer required to go to an SSS branch to file your ACOP form. This change took effect last October 30, 2017. ACOP means Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program.
Nagsimula ang pagbabago na ito last October 30, 2017, kaya yong mga retiree pensioners na nasa Pilipinas at tumigil ang pension dahil hindi nakapag-file ng ACOP form ay kelangan pa ring mag-file kasi nag-effect lang yong pagbabago last October 30, 2017.
Effective October 30, 2017
Compliance with ACOP is no longer required from SSS Retiree Pensioners residing in the Philippines, effective October 30, 2017. These pensioners are no longer required to go to an SSS branch to present themselves and their IDs to prove that they are still alive. It will now be the SSS officers who will conduct their own verification procedures to confirm these pensioners are still alive.
For retiree pensioners aged 85 and older, SSS officers will make a home visit.
The types of pensioners who will still accomplish the ACOP requirement are the following:
- Retirees residing abroad
- Total disability pensioners
- Survivor pensioners
- Dependent children (Minor children or incapacitated children)
- Guardians of dependent children
These 5 types of pensioners are required to accomplish their ACOP within the following months:
Schedule of ACOP Compliance
|Type of Pensioner||Month of ACOP Filing|
|Retiree Pensioner residing abroad||Retiree’s Month of Birth|
|Total disability pensioner||Pensioner’s Month of Birth|
|Survivor pensioner||Deceased Member’s Month of Birth|
|Dependent child||Deceased Member’s Month of Birth|
|Guardian of dependent child||Deceased Member’s Month of Birth|
Pensioners can file their ACOP within 6 months before their scheduled date of compliance.
Are you an SSS Retiree Pensioner Residing Abroad?
This is how to file your ACOP form while you are abroad.
SSS Circular No. 2017-012, entitled Consolidated Guidelines on the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program (ACOP), signed on November 28, 2017 by SSS President and CEO Emmanuel F. Dooc
SSS retiree pensioners residing in Ph no longer need ACOP. Retrieved from https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/viewArticle.jsp?page=NR2017_090
Good day! I just learned that we don’t need to file ACOP for my 91-year old mother who is the beneficiary of my father. Do we need to get in touch with you to schedule a visit from an SSS personnel or doctor? Or will you be scheduling it instead and will just visit my mother. We used to file her ACOP every October, fyi.
Hi Mildred, file for retirement benefit para ibigay na nila yong lump sum mo. Punta ka lang sa nearest SSS and ask for retirement claim form at signature form. Bring your IDs. Bring your birth cert from PSA or certified birth cert from local registrar/certified baptismal cert para makapag-file ka na rin. Hindi ko sure kung nag-i-issue pa rin sila ng check o kelangan mo ng bank account para doon nila ideposit. Tanungin mo na lang don. Doon ka sa pila ng senior citizen para priority ka.
I have less than 60months contribution. I am 68 y.o. now, can I file for lump sum benefit? Or can I make a loan? How?
Hello po. Ang mama ko po ay nasa abroad po mula pa nung Oct 18,2017 nagbabkasyon LNG po sya dun at uuwi sa Oct ngayong taon. Natigil po kasi yong pension nya dun sa namatay Kong father mula nung January,2018. Pero ang last po na report nya sa SSS ay last June 2017. Age 75 pa lang po mama ko paano po namin nakukuha yong pension nya sa daddy ko e sabi nyo po no more ACOP na po since Oct 2017? Kailangan po ng mama ko yong pension na yon kasi po dun nya kinukuha ang pambili nya ng mga gamot nya for maintenance at tinutulong nya sa mga apo nya. Ano po gagawin namin kasi 5mos na po wala sya natatanggap. Sana po matulungan nyo kami. Salamat and God bless po.
I HAVE CONTRIBUTED ONLY LESS THAN 60 MONTHS AND I AM 68 YEARS THIS COMING FEBRUARY 14, 2018, CAN I FILE FOR LUMP SUM BENEFIT FROM SSS? HOW? THANKS.