Category Archives: ECC

Are Illegitmate children entitled also to death benefit of their father?

As to the issue of who has the better right over the SSS death benefits, Section 8(e) and (k) of R. A. No. 8282[27] is very clear. Hence, we need only apply the law. Under the principles of statutory construction, … Continue reading

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Can the SSS deny the petitioner’s application for survivor’s pension on the sole ground that she was not the legal spouse of Bonifacio “as of the date of his retirement;” hence, she could not be considered as his primary beneficiary under Section 12-B(d) of Rep. Act No. 8282?

In the Resolution dated July 19, 2005, the Court required the parties, as well as the Office of the Solicitor General, to file their respective comments on the issue of whether or not the proviso “as of the date of … Continue reading

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Conditions under which cardio-vascular or heart diseases can be considered as work-related and thus compensable

The second issue of whether or not the illness of petitioner’s husband, myocardial infarction which was the cause of his death is work-related, must likewise be resolved in favor of the petitioner. Under the law on employees’ compensation, death is … Continue reading

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A claim for Medicare, sickness, burial, disability or death should be filed within three (3) years from the occurrence of the contingency

We agree with the petitioner that her claim for death benefits under the SSS law should be considered as the Employees’ Compensation claim itself.  This is but logical and reasonable because the claim for death benefits which petitioner filed with … Continue reading

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