The Job Expo at DLSU Main and Benilde campuses started last July 13 and will end on Friday. The number one perk for this Job Expo is having to apply SSS without hassles of falling in line at the SSS office. Thus, I got myself yesterday a form and have my certificate of live birth (certified true copy) photocopied just this morning. However, I photocopied only the first page of my birth certificate. They told me to photocopy the back part and I rushed to the nearest photocopying station and when I got back it was 5 minutes before 12noon and the student representatives of Job Expo said to me that I should go back later since it is lunch break.
I just went back to the laboratory and pressed the thesis mode on again. Since, the Job Expo is until 4pm, I decided to go there by 3pm. Behold, after setting my feet in front of the booth of the SSS I was alarmed by the fact that they wer just done packing up. I guess it was not time for me yet to get my SSS number for this day. I guess tomorrow will do.
Speaking of SSS, some of you might be wondering what is the SSS for just like some of my friends who asked me that question.
According to the Section 2 of Republic Act 8282
“It is the policy of the State to establish, develop, promote and perfect a sound and viable tax-exempt social security system suitable to the needs of the people throughout the Philippines which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden.”
Let me summarize the benefits we can acquire from the SSS.
The sickness benefit is a daily cash allowance paid for the number of days a member is unable to work due to sickness or injury.
The maternity benefit is a daily cash allowance granted to a female member who was unable to work due to childbirth or miscarriage.
It is a cash benefit paid to a member who becomes permanently disabled, either partially or totally.
It is a cash benefit paid to a member who can no longer work due to old age.
The death benefit is cash paid to the beneficiaries of a deceased member.
For more information, log-on to the SSS website.