State-run pension fund Social Security System said members and pensioners who were affected by typhoon Ursula in December may now avail of the calamity assistance package, which has a fund allocation of nearly P260 million.
SSS president and chief executive Aurora Ignacio said in a statement Friday that over 398,000 paying members and pensioners who were devastated by the typhoon in Visayas and MIMAROPA regions on Christmas Eve last year would benefit from the relief assistance package.
“It was devastating for our kababayans in the Visayas as they were hardly-hit by Typhoon Ursula during the holiday season. Hopefully, the calamity assistance package that we are currently offering will help them with their immediate financial needs,” Ignacio said.
Qualified SSS pensioners who are residing in calamity-stricken areas that are declared under the state of calamity by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council may avail of the advanced three-month pension, while regular-paying SSS members may avail the calamity loan assistance, and Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan.