“Can a female employee who undergone gynecological surgery claim both sss sickness benefit and magna carta of women special leave?”
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Since this is not my forte, I also sought answers from experts on magna carta of women related benefits and compenben gurus. Below is the summary of their collective answers:
Assuming female employee met the minimum requirements, YES, she can claim both SSS Sickness Benefit and Magna Carta of Women Special Leaves, PROVIDED, the benefit will be claimed in the following order:
- (1st) Magna Carta of Women Special Leaves (if the mandated special leaves has been exhausted but female employee still needs time to recuperate, then, employee must use her SL/VL or SIL)
- (2nd) Sick Leave, Vacation Leave or Service Incentive Leave (if SL/VL or SIL has been exhausted or female employee is not yet entitled to these benefits, then employee can file for SSS Sickness Benefit)
- (3rd) SSS Sickness benefit
Added 11/20/15: DOLEs Department Order 112-A Series of 2012 was issued providing guidelines for availment of multiple instances, and/or in combo of the SSS Sickness Benefit. You can view and download a copy of the said DO at the Philippine Commission on Women website.
Have you been in this situation, or has processed a claim for Magna Carta of Women Special Leaves? Care to share your experience?
I am advised by my ob to have operation removal of uterus. It will take 3 months leave Can I avil both magna carta and sss sickness benefits
Can I claim for psychiatric sickness leave under sss sickness benefits? With psychiatrist recommendations?
I asked my colleagues who are more knowledgable on your Q, and most said you cannot (because of lack of legal provision).
But there is one who is able to get approval for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The docs they submitted were the Medical Certificate from the patient’s doctor and a certification of Sickness Notification Form.
You may try.