Survivorship pension is given to the legal spouse of the following deceased members and pensioners:
Old-age and disability pensioners
Active members who have at least 15 years of periods with paid premiums
Inactive members who have at least 15 years of periods with paid premiums
What are the benefits and privileges of survivorship pensioners?
The legal spouse is entitled to receive a monthly pension equivalent to 50% of the pension of the deceased member or pensioner. The maximum basic survivorship pension must not exceed 50% of the current salary (Step 8) of an undersecretary. This pension will be stopped if the survivorship pensioner remarries, cohabits with a person of the opposite sex, or engages in a common-law relationship.
The spouses of a deceased male Muslim member or pensioner (who has more than one legal spouse) are entitled to survivorship pension. The pension will be divided equally among the spouses, which should not exceed 4. This in accordance with PD 1083 (Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines).
What is dependent’s pension?
Dependent’s pension is given to minor children and mentally or physically incapacitated children of a deceased member or pensioner whose handicap has been acquired prior to age of majority. Qualified for dependent’s pension are legitimate, illegitimate, and legally adopted children who are not over 21 years of age (for pensioners under RA 660 and PD 1146) and not over 18 years (for pensioners under RA 8291).
The pension of the minor children will be 10% each of the pension of the deceased pensioner. The number of dependent pensioners must not be more than five, counting from the youngest.