SSS pensioners to receive 13th month bonus Print
Sunday, 26 November 2017 16:40

By R.G. ANTONET GO

More than 40,000 Social Security System (SSS) pensioners in Western Mindanao are expected to receive their 13th month bonus before the second week of December.

Napoleon Rabanal III, SSS Western Mindanao Senior Communication Analyst, said that there are a total of 43, 949 pensioners who are expected to receive their bonus starting the end of the month.

Of this number, a total of 18,677 pensioners  come from Zamboanga City.  The pensioners are expected to receive funds amounting to P250-million.

Rabanal said that they already requested partner banks to release the bonus by the end of this month and not later than December 8.

These SSS pensioners will receive the same amount for their 13th month pay as their pension.  The office started to release 13th month pay to pensioners as early as the year 1988.

Meanwhile, Rabanal appealed to the pensioners to comply with the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) which is being done by the pensioners once a year usually during the birth month of the member.

Pensioners can do their ACOP at their respective banks and at the SSS office nearest them. Those who will fail to comply with the ACOP will mean suspension of their monthly pension.

ACOP is required for pensioners to make sure that they are still alive and receiving the pension. (R.G. A A. Go)