SSS opens calamity relief package for 'Agaton' victims

Posted at 01/31/14 4:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Social Security System unveiled a new calamity relief package for those affected by tropical depression "Agaton" in Mindanao.

The relief package will provide immediate access to funds needed for food, healthcare and other necessities.

The SSS explained members with damaged homes can get affordable loan terms and apply for three-month advance pensions.

Pensioners are urged to file their application before April 30 this year.

Covered by the program are areas placed under a state of calamity during Agaton's onslaught earlier this month.This includes Lanao del Norte and Agusan del Norte provinces, Iligan and Butuan.

-Iligan in Lanao del Norte
-Butuan City
-Bislig in Surigao del Sur
-Tagum in Davao del Norte

Davao del Norte municipalities:
-New Corella

Davao Oriental municipalities:

Agusan Del Sur municipalities:
-Sta. Josefa
-San Francisco

Surigao del Sur municipalities:
-San Miguel

Application forms are available at SSS branches or may be downloaded from the SSS Website (www.sss.gov.ph).

For queries, members and pensioners can contact: SSS Call Center at 920-6446 to 55 or Email to [email protected]

Agaton, the first cyclone to hit the country this year, has killed over 68 people, injured many others and displaced thousands. -ANC