This is my first time to claim an SSS sickness benefit. I was inspired to file a claim for my infected eczema after reading Mommy Joy’s post about voluntary member’s benefits. All I can say is it is a bit tedious and that is probably why many, even if they are fully aware of this benefit, decide not to claim it anymore.
I had to go back to the SSS office three times for this claim. The first I did not know that physical examination by their own nurses/doctors is only done fro 8 AM to 12 NN. I went there after lunch. I went back the following day in the morning. I was examined but was asked to go back again because the recent premium payments I made were not yet posted and they asked another report from the doctor who saw me. The third one is today when I had to submit the claim, which also took the longest!
To avoid hassles just like what I had gone through, here are some tips.