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PWD ID and SSS Disability: What’s the difference?

As we discussed in a previous episode of our organization’s radio show “the PWDPhil Hour” on Radyo Pilipinas 2 (918 KHz AM), we made a study on why there have been so much confusion about TAHBSO and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 about not being eligible for the PWD ID, because people have heard rumors that these two medical conditions can make one eligible for the PWD ID. And the confusion is further reinforced by some gynecologists who believe that not being able to have children should be considered a disability.

TAHBSO or Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy involves the removal of a woman’s uterus thus will be unable to bear children. The PDAO will tell you that after TAHBSO you will still not qualify for a PWD ID, simply because it is not considered to be a disability at all. Others have argued that TAHBSO is the same as organ removal, in the same way that a kidney is removed or replaced. Organ removal and transplantation is usually considered as a disability and according to the PDAO’s cheat sheet, transplant recipients and donors alike qualify for the PWD ID. Thus the confusion.

The Social Security System or the SSS have a different set of criteria and regards disability differently. And as a result, the SSS considers both TAHBSO and diabetes as eligible for the disability benefit. TAHBSO falls under the “removal of an organ” category, as well as diabetes itself. However, there are some preconditions before the disability benefit can be approved and given out. See the chart below and see all categories that qualify for this benefit from the SSS.

SSS also provides a cash benefit to members with partial or total permanent disability. The disability pension ranges from PHP 1,000 to PHP 2,400 per month, along with a PHP 500 supplemental allowance.

To qualify, a member must have paid at least one-month contribution before the semester of disability. Disabled and qualified SSS members receive the benefit either as a lump sum (for members who have paid less than 36 monthly contributions) or a monthly pension (for those with at least 36 monthly contributions.)

16 Comments

  1. MA. FE D VERDE MA. FE D VERDE

    hi po, ask ko lng tulad ko po almost 3years n po akong pwd and merun n din po akong pwd id. entitled po ako jan sa benefit na yan. salamat po

  2. Good pm.isa po akong ortho pwd .nasunog po ako noong 1999.hnd po nkklakad.tanging saklay lng gngmamit ko pngtukod pra mklakad.ttanong ko lng kong sakop p b ako s pwd benefit n bnibgay ng SSS?slmat s sagot.

  3. Alvin Alvin

    Good evening po. Nasa listahan po sakit sa kidney sa sss disability above although hindi pa po ako nagdadilysis at stage 4, pwede na ba ako mag avail? Currently nakakapagwork pa naman ako pero meron na po ako pwd id. Itong sa sss disability po qualified po ba ako o dapat walang hanapbuhay?

  4. Shirley samonte Shirley samonte

    Hi sir,
    Yung husband ko po sinabihan na ng doctor for total knee replacement dahil wala ng space ung both knees magkadikit na po.. And deformed na rin like close open parenthesis na ung shape ng legs nya.. Hirap na mag lakad.. Is it possible to apply for permanent disability since he cannot stand or walk for a even a short period of time.

  5. ARISTOTLE J. DE JESUS ARISTOTLE J. DE JESUS

    polio victim po ako im 49yrs old at may pwd id pwede npo b ako mg apply ng dissability

  6. Ki Nay Ki Nay

    Good morning. Isa po akong pwd pero hindi pa po ako nakapaghulog sa SSS kahit kailan. Pwede ko po bang gawin yun ngayon at kung pwede po ilang months kailangang maghulog? Salamat po

  7. migs migs

    pwde po bang makakuha ng disability benefit ang may HIV?

  8. Aiza c,sumile Aiza c,sumile

    Good pm po. . Tanong ko lang po qualify po bah ako niyan . Napotol po yong left feet ko po dahil sa aksidente . Start po ako naghulog month of MAY.Tapos naaksidente po ako month of september. Qualify po b a ako sa pwd benifeciary

  9. Ester Tutor Abion Ester Tutor Abion

    Gusto ko lng po malaman kung totoo bang makakuha ng pwd id ang nag undergo ng TABHSO or hysterectomy. Thank you po

    • Ester Tutor Abion Ester Tutor Abion

      Totoo po bang makakuha ng pwd id ang nag undergo ng TAHBSO. Thanl you po

  10. belle tabuena belle tabuena

    Qualified po ba sa permanent dissability kapag natanggalan ng right thyroid or partial thyroidectomy?

  11. Hi po sir godevning ako po ay na aksidente po at nabulag po ang isang mata kpo qualify po ba ako sa dissability po at ano po ba fwde kng i file sa sss po at my makukuha po vha ako sa sss po

  12. Esperanza alis Esperanza alis

    Hi PWD at dialysis patient po ako. Nagfile pi kais ako last year ng disability pension naymay hulog ng 36 months. At after 2 months may nakuha aq maliit na halaga sa atm ko. Tanong ko lnag po kung pwede pa ulit ako magfile para sa pention na monthly?

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