105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law Has Been Signed!

The 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law has been signed by President Duterte on February 20, 2019!

105 days na ang SSS maternity leave!

pregnant-woman

Increase in Number of Days

  • 105 days of paid leave for a married woman who gives birth
  • 120 days of paid leave for a single or unmarried woman who gives birth
  • 60 days of paid leave for a married or single woman who undergoes miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy
  • Additional 30 days of unpaid leave is offered as an option if you like to extend your maternity leave
  • Up to 7 days of paid leave (taken from your 105 or 120 days) can be allocated to the father of your child, whether you’re married to him or not, so he can help you care for your baby.
    In case the father is not available, a relative within the 4th degree of consanguinity or the current partner sharing the same household with the mother can be chosen as alternate caregiver.

The same number of days for Normal Delivery and Cesarean Section
105 days for a married mother, 120 days for a single mother, whether normal or CS delivery

No More Limits
. You can enjoy this leave for all your pregnancies.
. Hindi na lang for 4 pregnancies na kagaya ng dati.

No Discrimination as to Civil Status
Whether you’re married or unmarried to the father of your child, you can avail of the leave benefit.

All women members of SSS and GSIS can enjoy the benefit
Whether you are Employed, Self-Employed, Voluntary, or OFW, you can avail of this benefit.

Required Number of SSS Contributions
You should have contributed at least 3 monthly contributions within the past 12 months prior to your semester of childbirth or miscarriage.

Maternity leave can not be used in advance or deferred to some other dates in the future
. You must use your leave around your date of delivery or miscarriage, without interruption or gap.
. You can use your leave for a number of days immediately before giving birth and after giving birth. You are required to spend at least 60 days of your leave after giving birth.
. This means married mothers can spend only up to 44 days prior to childbirth (one day for delivery and 60 for post-delivery)
and single mothers can spend only up to 59 days prior to childbirth (one day for delivery and 60 for post-delivery).

Notification of pregnancy
Notify your employer about your pregnancy and expected date of delivery.
Your employer will forward to SSS your notification.

Notification requirement for extension of leave
If you like to extend your leave, submit a written notice to your employer, or head of your government agency at least 45 days before the end of your maternity leave, except in a medical emergency, in which case, you can notify after your emergency.

Basis of computation of SSS maternity benefit amount

Amount of leave pay per day is based on your Average Monthly SSS Salary Credit.

Private-sector Employers Will Pay Differential
If you work in the private sector, your employer should pay the differential between the total amount you receive from the SSS and your average weekly salary or regular salary.

Companies exempted from this rule: If your company is distressed, your company employs not more than 10 workers, your company’s total assets are not more than 3 million pesos, or your company is already giving maternity benefits similar or better than this Expanded Maternity Benefit.

Your Employer Will Advance Your Benefit

Your employer should advance your full benefit within 30 days of your filing of your maternity leave.

For other questions, let us wait for the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), which should be issued within 60 days from the effectivity of this law.

See here the full text of Republic Act No. 11210, known as the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law, signed into law by President Duterte on February 20, 2019.

Updated: April 29, 2019 — 9:47 am

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  1. paano ang procedure sa husband kung plano iallocate ng wife yung 7 days na leave sa kanya tapos magkaiba sila ng employer. makakapagclaim din ba sa sss dun sa 7 days na naallocate sa husband? o employer lahat magsoshoulder ng 14days (7 days paternity at 7 days allocated maternity) na sweldo ng husband?

  2. Riz aira marjorie sorral

    pasok po ba ang voluntary kahit ang hulog lang ng sss ay august-november 2018? tapos manganganak po ako ay june1st week.

  3. Hi Mary Rose

    YES KASALI KA.

  4. Hi,

    Nangananak po ako Ng April 15 , kasali p rin po b ko s expanded maternity leave na 105?

  5. Hello Rodelyn

    YES kasali ka sa 105-days Expanded Maternity Leave

  6. Gud day po tanung ko Lang po ako ay nanganak nitong April 24 2019 ako po ba ay kasali na sa 105 days na maternity leave?

  7. Hi Joyce, yes, self-employed are eligible, kahit yong mga voluntary, basta merong at least 3 contributions within the 12 months prior to semester of giving birth or miscarriage.

  8. Pasok ba sa 105 days leave ang mga walang trabaho pero nag babayad pa din ng sss as self employed???

  9. Bakit po sabi nila para lang dw yan sa mga may employer totoo?
    Pano naman ung mga self employed tinaasan din naman kmi sa mga hulog namin

  10. Hello Aimee

    YES in the original draft law nakasaad na private sector employers shall pay differential pero meron 4 exceptions/exemptions to this rule. ALAMIN ANG EXCEPTIONS. (See Ms. Nora’s post)

  11. Gudpm.

    Ask lang po about this. Is this is true “Private-sector Employers Will Pay Differential
    If you work in the private sector, your employer should pay the differential between the total amount you receive from the SSS and your average weekly salary or regular salary.”? thank you.

  12. MARYGRACE NIDUA

    ilang days po ba or weeks bago mapublished sa news paper ang IRR/?

  13. Hello Gen

    YES pasok sa 105 days maternity leave lahat ng nanganak from March 11 2019 ONWARDS

  14. Pasok na poh ba ako sa 105 days leave with pay ng sss , may 20 poh Ang due ko, nag file ako mat 1 Feb 2019 ,

  15. PARA SA KAALAMAN NG LAHAT: Narito na ang KASAGUTAN SA MARAMING NAGTATANONG

    Nailathala po sa PhilStar May 3 issue “all working mothers who gave birth ON MARCH 11 OR AFTER are entitled to the full benefits of the Expanded maternity Leave Law” according to Sen. Risa Hontiveros, principal author and sponsor. This was CONFIRMED BY SSS Benefits Administrative Division Vice-President Normita Doctor.

    CONGRATULATIONS SA MGA MAGTATAMASA NG KARAGDAGANG BENEPISYO!

    Paalala lang na antay-antay muna ng 15 days AFTER PUBLICATION SA NEWSPAPER NG IRR para wala nang kawala.

  16. Included po ba sa IRR tong binanggit nyo?
    Private-sector Employers Will Pay Differential
    If you work in the private sector, your employer should pay the differential between the total amount you receive from the SSS and your average weekly salary or regular salary.

    Worried po kc ko na baka SSS reimbursement lang ibigay ni employer. Thanks.

  17. Hello po, covered po ako ng EML if i gave birth last april 26? Thanks…

  18. Hello Marilou

    WALA PA KASAGUTAN SA TANONG MO. Wala pa kasi nilalabas na Implementing Rules. Dun nakapaloob ang kasagutan sa tanong mo. Antay-antay lang pansamantala. Relax lang.

  19. Gud afternoon po. Tanong ko lng po.. Maggie po ako ng maternity leave nito lang po april 16,pasok po ba ko sa 105days.

  20. Gudmorning po.. Tanong ko lang po,nagfile po ako ng leave nito lang po april 16 2019 pasok po ba ako sa 105days..

  21. Hello Jane

    Sa pagkaalam ko HANGGANG 7 DAYS LANG Paternity Leave ma-avail ng ama ng bata. Babayaran ng kanyang employer ang pitong araw (based on daily rate) na hindi niya pinasok upang maasikaso/mapangalagaan ang kanyang bagong panganak na misis. Sa kumpanya ni mister inaapply yun. Mag-submit lang katibayan na nanganak si misis.

  22. Hi Joan, ang alam ko wala pa yan sa atm, at idedeposit pa sa bank. Baka in two weeks to one month, based on comments online.

  23. Hello Mira

    105 days kapag TERM PREGNANCY and DELIVERY ibig sabihin nakumpleto pagbubuntis ng 9 months at nanganak. PAG NAKUNAN, ibig sabihin hindi umabot ng 9 months pagbubuntis 60 days lang ma-avail na paid leave

  24. hi po gusto ko lang po itanong..pag na confirm na approved na ang sss met.ben ko at sa text po sabi check date on april 25 2019….nasa atm na po ba yan

  25. Hello po, paano po ba makaka avail ng 14 days paid paternity ang mga lalaki? Sa company po ba yun or sa SSS mag file? Salamat po

  26. Hello po, di ko po masyado gets ang 105 days taposa sa baba meron naman 60 days. Paki explain po pls.

  27. Hi Hazel, sanan naman. Antayin natin yong Implementing Rules and Regulations na ilalabas hopefully this May 2019 by DOLE and CSC

  28. Hi Diana, I hope so. Antayin natin yong Implementing Rules and Regulations na ilalabas hopefully this May 2019

  29. Gud pm sir/maam

    Nanganak po q ng April 20, 2019 covered po ba cxa sa 105 days expanded maternity

  30. Pasok po ba ako sa expanded maternity leave, nanganak po ako nung march 24, 2019, ang na file ko na po e 105 days sa hr

  31. Hello Fairy Anne,

    Sa bagong batas na Expanded Maternity Leave UNLI NA SIYA HINDI TULAD SA LUMANG BATAS NA HANGGANG APAT LANG. Antay lang ng IRR pansamantala.

  32. Fairy Anne Santiago

    Hi po. Itatanong q lang po kung makakapag-avail pko ng maternity benefits q kung pang-5 deliveries q na ksma miscarriage? Salamat

  33. Hello Hazel

    Wala pa lumalabas na IRR tungkol sa bagong batas na ito. Dun kasi nakasaad yun. Antay-antay lang tayo para sa kasagutan

  34. Hi po kapapanganak ko lang po this april 9 pasok po ba ako sa 105days leave salamat po.

  35. Hello Aira,

    Napansin ko ang tanong mo.

    Para sigurado makabubuting antayin na lang natin lumabas ang IRR nitong bagong batas. Sa pagkakaalam ko kasi nasa provision nito na iaadvance muna ng employer ang benefits kapag nafile mo na ang iyong maternity leave. Pero kung OFFICIALLY RESIGNED KA NA FROM THE COMPANY WALA NA EMPLOYER NA MAG-ADVANCE.

  36. Good Day po. Employed lang po ba makaka avail ng 105 days Maternity Benefits? Pano po sa case ko. Due ko sa May 25 at nagresigned na ko sa work effective April 24, 2019. Makakapag claim ba ako ng 105 days EML?

  37. Good Day po. Employed lang po ba makaka avail ng 105 days Maternity Benefits? Pano po sa case ko. Due ko sa May 25 at nagresigned na ko sa work effective April 24, 2019. Makakapag claim ba ako ng 105 days EML?

  38. HELLO Danielle

    Ang mai-advise ko lang sayo ay pumunta sa pinakamalapit na SSS servicing office. Ipaliwanag ng maigi ang iyong kaso at tanungin kung ano dapat gawin

  39. Danielle Sophia Dolandolan

    Magandang tanghali po. Umaasa po ako na masagot nyo ang katanungan ko. Maraming salamat po

  40. Danielle Sophia Dolandolan

    Good morning po sir jun/maam nora, nais ko lamang pong itanong kung hindi ko na po kailangan ng guardian dahil ako ay 19 na. Anu ano pi ang dapat kong gawin o ipasa sa sss para mag update, at tuluyan ng maipangalan sa akin?

  41. Hello Oliver,
    Yes sir, tama ka dyan. Popondohan ito ng SSS kaya nga simula April 1 ay iiral na ang pagtaas ng contribution rate ng bawat miyembro – from 11% to 12% AT 1% DAGDAG PA EVERY 2 YRS. HANGGANG 2025. layunin nito na pahabain muli ang fund life ng SSS na lubos na umikli nung ipairal yung pension increase nung 2017 kung hindi ako nagkakamali. Magkakaroon naman ng counterpart assistance na galing sa employers so hindi lahat babalikatin ng SSS. (SEE MS. NORA’S NOTES ON THIS FOR MORE INFO). Salamat sa info mo Oliver.

  42. Hi, may idadagdag din ako. Bago nag bitiw yung dating pangulo ng SSS may sinabi siyang ang pinasang batas ay walang ka akibat na pondo at ang mag pupuno nito ay ang SSS, kaya may panibagong dagdag na mag lalarong 0.5% hanggang 0.6% na maaaring pasanin ng mga miyembro ng SSS, para mapondohan yung dagdag na maternity leave.

  43. Hello Ros,

    Subukan ko ipaliwanag sayo ayon sa aking pagkakaalam. Naintindihan ko naramdaman mo.

    Unang-una, may mga PROSESONG DINARAANAN AT SINUSUNOD ang mga bagong batas bago ito ipatupad – HINDI KOMO PIRMADO NA NG PANGULO at epektibo na ay awtomatikong iiral na ito. Kahit gawa na ang isang batas MANGANGAILANGAN MUNA ITO NG IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations). Sa IRR nakadetalye ang mekanismo kung paano ito ipatutupad. Isa-isa munang HINIHIMAY ang mga detalye at pinagdidiskusyon muna sa public hearing/forum/consultation. Kailangan muna mag-agree sa mga provision ang mga stakeholders.Meron FINE-TUNING NA GINAGAWA DITO sa hearing at MAAARING MAY MABAGO SA ILANG PROVISION kung hindi sasang-ayunan.

    Pag nafinalize na ang IRR mangangailanganpa itong mapublish muna sa pahayagan ng GENERAL CIRCULATION para sa kabatiran ng nakararami. Pag napublish na MAY WAITING PERIOD NA KAILANGANG LUMIPAS (kadalasan 15 days).
    Dun pa lang magsimulang umiral ang batas Ros.

    Huwag mag-alala Ros. Malamang lalabas na ito in a few days bago ka manganak nitong May. Antay-antay lang. GOOD LUCK SA IYONG PANGANGANAK !

  44. Hi po. Ask ko po if pwede na ako mag file ng 105 days para sa maternity leave?due na po kasi ako sa May 22, 2019. Sabi kasi ng HR namin di pa raw s’ya effective dahil wala pa daw ‘yong IRR. Ganun po ba yon? kahit batas na sya aantayin pa po yong IRR para matamasa natin? Sayang naman kung di ko maabutan yan nakapanganak na ako’t lahat wala pa ring IRR. Parang napa ka unfair naman po yata nun sa amin. Sana po mapaliwanagan nyo po ako dito nalungkot at nanghinayang lang ako sa sinabi ng HR namin sa akin.

  45. Hi jane, alamin mo ang Philhealth number mo then mag-register ka sa philhealth. Click “Register”. Pag registered ka na, login ka uli para makita mo kung anong months ang nabayaran. Merong program na Women about to give birth (WAGB), kung hindi nabayaran ang Philhealth mo. Magtanong ka sa hospital o clinic ng about WAGB kung saan ka manganganak kung paano at kung magkano ang babayaran.

  46. Hi jane, sorry, hindi. Dapat SSS member ang pregnant woman para makakuha ng maternity benefit.

  47. pano po ba malaman f pwede magamit ang philhealth ko sa panganganak kung di ko po alam f may hukog o wala under po kc ako ng government sponsor since last year (may 2018) eh si ba election po ngayon? ngangamba po ako na baka wala hulog tapos di ko magamit sa panganganak ko sa july ang akung philhealth.

  48. ask lang po covered ba sa sss maternity ang dependent lang?

  49. GOOD PM PO, TANONG KO LANG KONG POSSIBLE BA MKA AVAIL AKO SA 105 DAYS MATERNITY LEAVE. NOV. PO AKO NG SUBMIT NG MATERNITY APPLICATION BY FIRST WEEK OF APRIL PO ANG DUE DATE KO. MKA AVAIL BA AKO SA 105 DAYS.

  50. Hi princess, aantayin natin ang Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) na ilalabas ng DOLE baka next month or the following month, doon natin makikita kung anong date talaga mag-start ang implementation ng 105-day leave. Pero effective na ang law, so malamang covered ka na.

  51. good evening po , tanong ko lang po kung pasok n po ba ako sa 105days maternity benifits, feb 2019 po ako nag file ng mat1 duedate ko po is august,2019 .. sabi dw po kase ng company nmin d p dw po na iimplement samin kaya d pdw po ako pasok sa 105 days slaamt po .

  52. As posted in the March 20 issue of PhilStar, SSS officials have announced that the New Contribution Rate of SSS will be implemented BEGINNING SECOND QUARTER OF 2019, that is, APRIL 1, 2019 -from 11% to 12% of monthly salary credit.

    Likewise, the MINIMUM MSC of 1K will be adjusted to 2K. MAXIMUM MSC of 16K will be adjusted to 20K, with MORE ADJUSTMENTS TO COME in the coming years until the law’s full implementation on 2025. POSSIBLE DAW umabot ng 35K ang maximum MSC.

    Para sa kaalaman ng lahat.

  53. Hi Rodel, malamang date of delivery naman ang gagawin nilang determiner sa date of effectivity ng law, so malamang ma-enjoy ng wife mo ang new benefit. In case hindi pa lumabas yong IRR in April, malamang gawin nilang retroactive yong implementation, at dapat merong rules on how to pay the unenjoyed leave days.

  54. Pano kung manganganak ang asawa this year by april at lumabas n ang irr maaavail pa b nya ang expanded maternity leave

  55. PARA SA KAALAMAN NG LAHAT: Bukod sa Expanded Maternity Leave Law meron na rin pong bagong batas tungkol sa Social Security – Ang Social Security Act of 2019 (R.A. 11199) na napirmahan na ng Pangulong Duterte noong Feb. 18 at nagkabisa noong Mar. 5 (saktong 15 days after publication sa Official Gazette)

    WALA PA PONG PETSA KUNG KAILAN ITO IPATUTUPAD kasi kasalukuyan pa lang tinatapos ng SSS ang IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations). Kasalukuyang nagdaraos ang SSS ng public hearing, forum, and consultation tungkol dito. UPANG MAIWASAN ANG KALITUHAN, makabubuting ANTAYIN NA LANG NATIN ANG OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT mula sa SSS kung kailan ito ipatutupad

    Mga naka-ambang na pagbabago:
    1. Pagtaas ng contribution rate to 12% of monthly salary credit mula sa kasalukuyang 11% at 1% dagdag every 2 yrs. – magiging 13% sa 2021, 14% sa 2023 at 15% sa 2025.
    2. Magiging MANDATORY NA ang SSS membership at coverage para sa mga OFWs (both land-based and sea-based). Voluntary lang sa kasalukuyan
    3. Magkakaroon ng UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS/INSURANCE for 2 months ang mawawalan/matatanggal sa trabaho. (more or less 50% ng MSC bilang pantustos habang naghahanap ng panibagong trabaho.
    4.SSS ang magiging IMPLEMENTING ARM ng bagong Expanded Maternity Leave Law (PLS. SEE Ms. Nora’s notes on this)
    5.Bukod sa CONDONATION PROGRAM na umiiral hanggang April 1, MAAARING may kasunod pa sa mga darating na buwan.

    ANTABAYANAN NA LANG NATIN.

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