Date Posted: March 16, 2016
Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members and pensioners, as well as their surviving spouses, are reminded anew to file for certain GSIS benefits within periods prescribed by law.
GSIS stressed that under Republic Act 8291 (GSIS Act of 1997), separation, unemployment, nonwork-related disability, funeral, and survivorship benefits have a four-year prescriptive period. Work-related employees’ compensation (EC) disability claims may be filed only within three years from the date of contingency.
Since May 2011, GSIS has relaxed the prescriptive policy for survivorship benefit when it adopted the policy that an application for funeral benefit that was previously filed and claimed within four years shall be treated as “constructive notice” of the application for survivorship benefit.
All types of GSIS claims and benefits covering separation, unemployment, disability, funeral, and survivorship are being accepted and processed in any of the 57 GSIS branch and extension offices nationwide, including the Head Office in Pasay City.
Members, pensioners, and survivors who have further inquiries on the prescriptive period may call the GSIS Contact Center at 847-4747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.