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GSIS grants emergency loan to members in Visayas

“Members of the the Government Service Insurance System  (GSIS)  who were affected by  heavy rains and flooding in some areas in the Visayas region  may now apply for emergency loan. ”  This was announced by  GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara today.

GSIS members residing or working in the Province of Aklan; Cadiz City, Negros Occidental and nine municipalities in Leyte: Abuyog, Dagami, Javier, Julita, Mayorga, San Miguel, Tabontabon, Tanauan and Tolosa  may apply for emergency loan until February 27.

According to Vergara, members in these areas experienced heavy rainfall in December last year that damaged infrastructure, crops and properties. More than 10,000 families in said areas were affected.

The GSIS has a total of  13,040 active members in the calamity areas. This will entail a gross disbursement of P260.8 million in emergency loan.

Application for  emergency loan may be filed through the GWAPS kiosk using either the eCard or  UMID eCard.   GSIS members who lost their cards  but who are eligible to apply for the loan may apply over-the-counter in any GSIS office.

Members with outstanding emergency loans shall be allowed to renew the loan if the borrower has paid at least 12 monthly installments.   However, borrowers should file their application not earlier than the anniversary date of the previous loan.

Eligible members who may file for emergency loan include  bona fide employees of the agency located in the declared calamity area or are resident of the declared calamity area; in active service and not on leave of absence without pay; have no pending criminal or administrative charges; have no arrearages in the payment of mandatory social insurance contributions; and have no loan that has been declared in default.

Members in  agencies whose loan privileges were suspended because of non-remittance of premium and loan payments are not eligible to apply for the emergency loan.