How to Renew GSIS eCard – for Pension

We’re sharing here how to renew GSIS eCard plus atm or visa card used to receive monthly pension. Retirees like old age pensioners and survivorship pensioners in GSIS are using eCard plus to receive monthly pension and retirement benefits. This card is a visa card which can also be used for ATM regular savings account and online transactions. Literally, it’s a debit card.

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Most eCard plus are under UnionBank although active members of the GSIS are now using UMID (Unified Multipurpose ID) which serves as a single ID for GSIS, Pagibig, and Philhealth. SSS members also use UMID card.

We’re sharing here how to renew GSIS ecard plus used by pensioners. My grandma is an old age pensioner and a survivorship pensioner as well. She receives 2 types of retirement pension – one from her and one from her deceased husband.

Recently, her GSIS ecard has expired. I contacted GSIS pension department via email and asked where can we renew her ecard – from the GSIS office or from Union Bank. It’s been a week and never had a word from them. I guess they’re too busy.

I didn’t wait for few more days because I didn’t want my grandma’s pension to stop just because her ecard was expiring so I went to Union Bank and asked the bank employee if we could renew it there. Luckily, we can. The banker gave us a form to fill up so my gran could renew her card.

Requirements to renew GSIS ecard in Union Bank

  • Card Replacement Form
  • Old eCard Plus
  • Photocopy of 2 valid IDs
  • Replacement fee of P300

The banker told us we have another option – we can also not renew the ecard even if the date expired if we’re only using the card for her GSIS pension and not using other VISA transactions such as using the card in paying some stuff.

Monthly pensions will still be credited to the ecard holder’s account even though it’s expired. Since my gran only used her ecard for her retirement pensions, we decided not to replace it anymore. We saved P300 for that.

If you’re ecard is expired and you want to use it for other transactions like when you purchase things, you must renew it and activate it again. Otherwise, just keep it and still receive pensions continuously. This is applicable right now. Some banking rules or GSIS announcement may happen so just always be updated. Thank you for reading!

Renew GSIS ecard Plus Abroad

You may need SPA (Special Power of Attorney) from the cardholder and account holder of the card if you will renew it in the Philippines. If the cardholder is outside the country, he/she can still use the ecard for his/her pensions but if they are he/she is using it for Visa transactions, he/she needs to renew it and activate it. Some Philippine embassies have services for that.

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13 thoughts on “How to Renew GSIS eCard – for Pension”

  1. i used the atm eCard of my father’s since he is now bed ridden, when I was going to withdraw his pension in BPI bank the screen state “EXPIRED CARD”..Am I going to replace it with new card or it’s just the BPI bank doesn’t serve eCard?

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  2. Gud pm po..ask lng po regarding sa UMID CARD..paano po malaman kng expired na ang umid card 2015 po narenew..nwala po kc ang umid card nya..bk kc bglang macut off ang pension nya.tnx po.

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  3. nagrenew po ako sa union bank paseo de sta rosa branch.laguna.nuon pong feb 2015 pa hangang nfaun wala pa balita.tulungan nyo nman po ako. cinco nervato.survivors pensioner..san vucente sto tomas batangas..57yrs old.

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  4. HI PO MADAM IM THE DAUGHTER OF THE GSIS-ECARD HOLDER THE ECARD
    EXPIRED 2015 AND THE PROBLEM IS MY MOM CANT WITHDRAW COZ SHE HAD FORGOTTEN THE PIN NO KASI SHE DIDNT WROTE IT SHES 89 YEARS OLD AND HER KIDS IS LIVING ABROAD NOW SHE LIVES IN A REMOTE AREA SHE CANT REPLACE IT HERE IN HER PLACE COZ NO GSIS OFFICE AND UNION BANK I JST CAME HOME FR. ABROAD SO I CONTACTED GSIS OFFICE BUT NO INFORMATION UP TO NOW IM PLANNING TO GET POWER OF ATTORNEY SO IM THE ONE TO PROCESS IT SHE CANT DO IT SINCE SHES SO OLD SHE CANT EVEN RIDE A BUS WHAT IS THE BEST TO DO

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  5. can i get my new ecard plus have applied 2013 dec yet untilnow no result
    this is the no given to us
    0888583992 if wewill follow it up
    tanxs

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  6. I live in USA, and want to transfer my deceased wife’s pension from GSIS to her mother who lives in Phillipines. I had legal documents prepared for “power of attorney”, but her mother tells me that I’m still required to have a annual Skype interview? According to the GSIS website, it’s allowed to transfer all funds to her mother. I followed the requrements as stated, but she is still told that it must be verified that I remain single?

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    • If you’re getting pension from your deceased wife through GSIS survivorship, you’re eligible as long as you never remarry.

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  7. ask k lng po.pg po b halimbwa nklggay sa ecard valid thru 04/15.expire na po ung card nun d n po b mkktanggap ng monthly pension ang pensioner??kung halimbwa po gusto nyang gmitn na card un prin mgagamit prin po b continous prin po b un??

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    • Yes, you can still use your expired ecard to receive monthly pension from GSIS and withdraw from it at an ATM machine but you cannot use it for shopping transactions as the card is not valid anymore

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  8. SIR:
    I am now residing in the US but I worked in the Philippines and am receiving a pension. However I have to update my signature which was required of me since June, 4, 1914. I heard that such aforementioned signature can be done online. How shall I do it? What is the website?

    Hoping for your prompt and kind attention to this matter,
    I am

    Truly yours,
    Lydia Trinidad

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  9. ako po ay isang survivor pensioner tanung ko lng po kung pwd ako maka pagloan po.at sana po magpapalit ako ng aking ecard at hnd na po nababasa ng ibang ATM MACHINE… MARAMI PO SALAMAT.sana matugunan agd ito.

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  10. Hello po sir, Magandang araw po sa inyo..gusto ko po sanang itanong kung paano po ako makakakuha ng lisensya dyan sa atin, ako po ay nasa bansang Israel, dati po akong may non-pro license ngalang po hindi kona nakuha ang original kasi po ako ay nakapag abroad na bago ko makuha ang original kaya resibo lang po ang hawak ko na dala dito. May chance pa po ba na makakuha ako ng driving license kahit ako po ay 13 years nang wala sa atin at 13 years narin pong expired ang aking license. Kailangan ko po kasi ng driving license dito sa israel at ako po ay hinahanapan ng philippine driving license. Medyo matatagalan pa po kasi ang bakasyon namin dyan kaya nagbakasakali po akong magtanong sa inyo. Maraming salamat po at God bless!

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