Displaced workers can avail of emergency loans at Cebu SSS offices
MORE than 11,000 potential member-borrowers of the state-run Social Security System, who were affected by the closure of Boracay Island, can avail of an emergency loan in Cebu City.
This developed after the SSS opened an emergency loan window to these affected members.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said it is the pension fund’s duty to provide social protection to its members in times of contingencies like the temporary closure of Boracay Island in Aklan which may have displaced some 11,161 SSS members.
“At times like this, we would like to show our dear members that the SSS is there whenever they needed help the most,” Dooc said.
He said the SSS has allocated some P111.61 million for the Emergency Loan Assistance Program (ELAP).
Potential qualified member-borrowers may loan from P1,000 to 16,000 depending on their monthly salary credit.
Alexander Christian Erl T. Genelza, SSS-Cebu city Branch Information officer, also said that to avail of the program, a member must have 36 monthly contributions, six of which should be posted within the last 12 months prior to the month of filing of application; must be living or working in Boracay Island prior to its closure; must be under 65 years old at the time of loan application; have not been granted any final benefit; must not have an outstanding Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) or Calamity Loan Assistance Program (CLAP); and have not been disqualified due to fraud against the SSS.
Genelza said the loan is payable in 32 months, inclusive of eight months moratorium period.
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