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GSIS to implement APIR for pensioners
GSIS to implement APIR for pensioners

Date Posted: March 5, 2018

GSIS extends personal-appearance requirement for pensioners until July 31


State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will restore the policy requiring the annual reporting of all GSIS pensioners.

Dubbed Annual Pensioners Information Revalidation (APIR), the program requires all GSIS old-age and survivorship pensioners to appear personally at any GSIS office or use the GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (GWAPS) kiosk to activate their status and ensure the continuous receipt of their pension.

Under APIR, GSIS will undertake a three-month reactivation period from March 23 to June 30, 2018. During this period, all pensioners who are 79 years old and below, regardless of birth month, will have to do the information revalidation process and reactivate their status.

Not required to report for APIR during the 3-month reactivation period are permanent total disability pensioners; pensioners aged 80 and above or those with medical condition, legal guardians (who are not survivorship pensioners) of incapacitated and/or dependent children; and old-age pensioners who are active GSIS members at the same time.

GSIS pensioners may reactivate their status in GWAPS kiosks that are installed in GSIS offices; provincial capitols; city halls; selected municipal offices; large government agencies, such as the Department of Education; Robinsons Malls; and selected SM City branches in Mall of Asia, North EDSA, Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, and SM Aura in Taguig.

GSIS will also set up APIR caravans in selected municipalities to bring its services closer to pensioners. The details of the APIR caravan will be announced through text messages as well as television and radio stations.

Pensioners who are residing abroad and in the ARMM areas are also exempted from undertaking the APIR during the 3-month period, as they have continuously been subjected to the annual renewal process of GSIS.

“We are calling on our pensioners to revalidate their status as guardians of GSIS fund. This is one way of ensuring that the System will be sustainable, which will benefit not only the present crop of pensioners, but future pensioners as well,” President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas said.

For the purpose of reactivation, pensioners have to bring their GSIS eCard or Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) card. If the UMID card or eCard is not available, any two (2) valid government-issued IDs with picture and signature may be presented.

After the scheduled three-month reactivation period, pensioners are reminded to renew their status during their birth month as well.