Because disasters, floods and typhoons are like normal nowadays in the Philippines, we can rely on SSS calamity and emergency loans. SSS members can apply for calamity loan anytime the service and program was announced and released as available. Calamity loans can be availed and applied when a relief-package has been issued to SSS while emergency loans are available for all qualified members. The requirements and guidelines are discussed in this page. The amount of cash you will receive can help you recover and stand up again.
SSS Calamity Loans are special. It means this type of loan is not available for all members and is not available anytime, anywhere. Currently, SSS just release this type of loans for members affected by calamities only. The government release special budget for that. So if you want to apply for calamity loan, you can go to your SSS branch and avail it.
Calamity Loan usually includes:
- Early and advance release of three-month pensions
- Salary loan early renewal
- Suspension of loan payments for 6 months
- Interest rate reductions for new loans to Housing Loan programs for repairs and improvements
SSS Calamity Loan Requirements
- Accomplished application form
- 2 valid IDs
- SSS number/ ID or Card
Prepare your requirements before applying for calamity loan to avoid going back over again. File your application at the SSS branch handling your membership. Don’t forget to bring valid IDs and your SSS number. Double check your details and avoid alterations. Pensioners may need their fingerprints in signing.
Some government companies like GSIS and Pagibig Fund also offer emergency loans and request different requirements. Cash amount given to members also differ on each company. I suggest you only apply for a loan if you badly need money as they put interests on them.