Funeral Benefit

Home Ginhawa for All Funeral Benefit

Funeral benefit is intended to help defray the expenses incident to the burial and funeral of the deceased member, pensioner or retiree under RA 660, RA 1616, PD 1146 and RA 8291. It is payable to any qualified individual, in accordance with the following order of priority:

  1. Legitimate spouse,
  2. Legitimate child who spent for the funeral services, or
  3. Any other person who can show incontrovertible proof that he shouldered the funeral expenses of the deceased.
Conditions for Entitlement

Funeral benefit shall be paid upon the death of:

  1. an active member; or
  2. a member who has been separated from the service with more than 15 years of creditable service, but entitled to future separation or retirement benefits; or
  3. old age or disability pensioner; or
  4. a retiree who at the time of his retirement is at least 60 years of age and with at least 20 years of service but who opted to retire under RA 1616 on or after June 24, 1997; or
  5. a member who retired under RA 1616 prior to June 24, 1997 with at least twenty (20) years of service, regardless of age
Amount of Funeral Benefit

The amount of funeral benefit are as follows:

  1. The prevailing amount approved by the Board of Trustees at the time of death of the member or pensioner [currently fixed at Php 30,000.00].
  2. For uniformed members of the PNP, BJMP and BFP, the amount of funeral benefit is fixed at P10,000.00.

Requirements for Application

A. CLAIMANT IS THE SPOUSE

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Funeral Benefit
  2. Death Certificate of member issued by Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  3. Marriage Contract of member with the surviving spouse issued by LCR OR PSA
  4. If surviving spouse is not a GSIS member, Birth Certificate issued by PSA or LCR, OR two valid government issued IDs with date of birth and signature
  5. If deceased members is an IP or Muslim and the claimant-spouse is not the sole wife, a Sworn Statement recognizing the existence and the right of the other spouses to the Funeral Benefit (reference: PPG No. 329-18)

B. CLAIMANT IS OTHER THAN THE SPOUSE

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Funeral Benefit
  2. Death Certificate of member issued by LCR OR PSA
  3. If claimant is not a GSIS member, Birth Certificate issued by LCR or PSA or two valid government issued IDs with date of birth and signature
  4. Death Certificate of legal spouse issued by LCR OR PSA if married
  5. If legal spouse is living, notarized waiver in favor of the claimant with two (2) valid IDs of the legal spouse with signature
  6. If the legal spouse cannot be located, affidavit of the claimant stating that despite earnest efforts, the legal spouse cannot be located to sign a notarized waiver in favour of the claimant attested by two (2) disinterested persons and their two (2) valid government-issued IDs. (reference: PPG 329-18)
  7. Official receipt of funeral expenses issued in the name of the claimant

Step by Step Procedure on how to apply

Via Dropbox

  1. Prepare 2 IDs in the absence of GSIS UMID eCard or temporary eCard (1 copy) and duly accomplished Application Form (1 copy, original)
  2. Place the documents in a brown envelope and seal it with the following information::

    NAME
    TYPE OF BENEFIT
    GSIS HANDLING BRANCH
  3. Drop off the sealed brown envelope at your GSIS handling branch
  4. Wait for the acknowledgment notification and further instructions from GSIS

Via Email

  1. Prepare the following:
    1. 2 Valid IDs in the absence of GSIS UMID eCard or temporary eCard (scanned copy)
    2. Duly accomplished Application Form (scanned copy)
    3. Clear picture of the borrower holding 2 Valid IDs or his GSIS UMID eCard (or Temporary eCard)
      Note: Take clear photo of the two (2) valid IDs (front and back) and;
  2. Email all the files with the subject:
    Sample: FUNERAL BENEFIT_(BP NUMBER)_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_AGENCY
  3. Wait for the acknowledgment notification and further instructions from GSIS

For online applications, upload the documentary requirements with photo image of the claimant holding his/her UMID card/temporary eCard, or in the absence of both, 2 valid IDs. Send your requirements to the designated email address as seen in this link.

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