President and General Manager of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Rolando Ledesma Macasaet today announced that the pension fund is again extending the deadline for the Annual Pensioners’ Information Revalidation (APIR) to 30 June 2020.
“Old-age and survivorship pensioners born in March, April and May need not go to GSIS branches to renew their active status for the time being. We advise them to postpone visiting our branches. They can do their APIR at a later date through our GWAPS kiosks located in large government offices, provincial capitols, city and municipal offices, selected SM and Robinsons malls and GSIS offices. Anyway, they have until 30 June 2020 to do their APIR,” Macasaet explained.
APIR requires all old-age and survivorship pensioners to personally appear before GSIS offices during their birth months as a prerequisite to continue receiving their pensions.
However, due to the continued threat of the COVID-19 virus, GSIS announced that the deadline for pensioners’ APIR was moved for the second time in a row, from 15 May 2020 to 30 June 2020, in order to safeguard the well-being of its elderly pensioners who are the most vulnerable to the virus.
“We are closely monitoring the situation and will be issuing further advisories as developments unfold. But for now, I would like to assure our pensioners that their safety is our primordial concern,” Macasaet added.
Pensioners who have inquiries on APIR extension may visit the GSIS website, www.gsis.gov.ph GSIS Facebook page, @gsis.ph; email email@example.com; or call the GSIS Contact Center at 8847-4747 (if in Metro Manila) or 1-800-8-847-4747 (for Globe and TM subscribers) and 1-800-10-847-4747 (for Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N’ Text subscribers.