The GSIS, Government Service Insurance System in the Philippines has wonderful and worthy retirement programs for all its members when they reached the age of retirement. There are also gratuities and pension benefits to be given for entitled beneficiaries in case the GSIS member died before he reached retirement. That is called survivorship benefits and pension. But in this page, we’re gonna talk about old age pension which focuses on cash pension, lumpsum for qualified retirees. Bonded and knotted with the government, the GSIS and the government have made some laws to best serve and give every government employee what they deserve.
Pensioners and retirees can now enjoy amazing perks the GSIS grants for them like the great convenience of having the GSIS ecard plus you can use anywhere nationwide and globally and the yearly pensioner bonus. It’s now 2012 and I can’t miss to publish this important hub especially to the retired teachers who request about this.
GSIS Retirement Plans: What is Best for You?
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) offers five types of retirement programs for all its members who wish to retire and start a new exciting phase of career. Lots of government employees, sad to say though aren’t really aware of what type of retirement plans they’re gonna have... How much pension are they entitled to receive…what are their other options…what are their rights and benefits…I’ve worked in the GSIS, and I know this is true. Lots of government employees who file their retirement applications don’t even know what are those RA 8291. 660 etc. In other words, members lack information regarding their benefits and options. Everyone really must know what kind of life those monthly premiums would bring them in the future or in the call of time. That’s why I created this page. No worries, now you can know what type of GSIS pension scheme that would suit you and best for you. You can compute and assess your pension to each plan available for you. Read on and understand the retirement plan of your choice.
Retirement under R.A. 8291 – a GSIS member have the option to receive a 5 year lump sum or cash payment with instant pension
Retirement under R.A. 660 – known as “magic 87” (retiree’s age plus years in service must sum up 87)
Retirement under R.A. 1616 – you can take all your GSIS premiums and receive gratuity payments from your employer at the same time
Retirement under P.D. 1146 – only those who have been in government service after May 31, 1977 but before June 24, 1997 can avail of this retirement program. It gives you a choice between a basic monthly pension (BMP) and cash payment.
Retirement under R.A. 7699 – known as ‘Portability Law’. SSS years of service plus your GSIS years of service can qualify you for retirement pension.
GSIS Retirement under R.A. 8291
A GSIS member have the option to receive a 5 year lump sum or cash payment with instant pension.
Wow! Right? I don’t think you can have that in the SSS. Anywayz, under this Republic Act 8291, the last three years of service of a retiree need not to be continuous. This retirement scheme seems so cool heh. Compared to other retirement program of GSIS, this is the only one that allows you that. So what are the requirements to make you qualify for this very nice plan?
- You must have rendered at least 15 years of service and must be at least 60 years of age upon retirement.
- You must not be a permanent total disability pensioner.
And now the very rewarding pension options offered to you if you chose this retirement plan:
Option 1: 5-Year Lump Sum and Old Age Pension
With this, you can get your 5-year worth of pension in advance in a lump sum amount. The lump sum is equivalent to 60 months of the Basic Monthly Pension (BMP) payable at the time of retirement. After 5 years, you will start receiving your monthly pension then.
Option 2: Cash payment and Basic Monthly
Under this option, you will receive a Cash Payment equivalent to 18 times the Basic Monthly Pension (BMP) payable at the time of your retirement and then a monthly pension for life payable immediately after your retirement date. The computation of the GSIS retirement monthly pension for this type of plan is simple.
This is the most common choice of pension plans retirees choose. If you want to put up a business or travel overseas, this plan will be perfect for you. You can use the lump sum amount to anything you desire and just receive the pension for life if not after five years from option 1.
You can watch or listen to the video on the right while reading the rest of retirement plans.
GSIS Retirement under R.A. 660
known as “magic 87” (retiree’s age plus years in service must sum up 87)
This one is amazing! Let’s say you’re 55 and you have worked in the government for 32 years, you can avail this retirement plan. That’s “magic 87” is all about. Now you ask me what are the amazing options for this kind of retirement in the GSIS…here they are:
Option 1: Automatic pension. A pensioner below 60 has the option either to receive automatic pension or a lump sum of one year monthly pension in advance for 5 years. After the 5-year lump sum, they will start receiving their monthly pension for life.
Option 2: Initial 3-year lump sum. To those who are 60 but below 63 years old upon the date of their retirement, they will receive a 3-year lump sum. On their 63rd birthday, they will then receive the subsequent 2-year lump sum. If the pensioner is still living after the 5-year guaranteed period, he shall be entitled to a monthly pension for life.
Option 3: 5-year lump sum. This is intended for those who are 63-65 years old. They can receive a 5-year lump sum of cash upon retirement. After 5 years, they will receive their monthly pension for life then.
Conditions with this pension plan must be met:
- The maximum monthly pension for those above 57 years old shall be 80% of the Average Monthly Salary (AMS) received during the last 3 years immediately preceding retirement.
- The Maximum pension for those aged 57 and below shall be 75% of the AMS.
The requirements for this type of retirement plan will be:
1. The retiree's last 3 years of service before retirement must be continuous, except in cases of death, disability, abolition, and phase- out of position due to reorganization.
2. His/her appointment status must be permanent in nature.
3. Must be under the ‘magic 87’ as shown below:
RA 660 a.k.a Magic 87 is summarized on the video at the right.
GSIS Retirement under R.A. 1616
You can take all your GSIS premiums and receive gratuity payments from your employer at the same time
This one sounds so hip, too. With this retirement plan, you can refund all your GSIS premiums and contributions plus you can receive a splendid gratuity payment from your last employer. This is perhaps ideal for those who wish to retire early as long as they meet the qualifications listed below. You can invest a business and take all your premiums. This though does not give you a forever monthly pension just like the other plans.
The requirements for the RA 1616 retirement option are:
- The retiree must be in the government service on or before May 31, 1977
- The retiree must have rendered at least 20 years of service regardless of age and employment status
- The retiree's last 3 years of service before his retirement must be continuous, except in cases of disability, death, abolition or phase out of position due to reorganization.
*** Retirement under PD 1146 and Republic Act 7699 will be added soon...
Retirement Age | When is the Best Time to Retire?
When is the best time to retire really? Is 60 the best retirement age? Someone would say, by the time I’m forty-ish I’ll retire and just travel wherever I want to. After all, life is about pleasure and enjoyment. And few would say, no 50 something is the perfect time to retire. And they say 60 is the best. Someone would object, no way I retire at 60. I’ll retire at 65. I’ll die at boredom without doing something at 60. But then who said about doing nothing after retirement? Hmmmm... What about you…any plans for your retirement? Take the poll and let’s see the majority’s choice.
Please post your comments in English. Thank you!
Erlinda San Esteban on January 15, 2020:
I JOINED THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE THRU PHILIPPINE CONSTABULARY COMPUTER CENTER NOW PNP/INP IN CAMP CRAME IN 1974 UP TO 1986 AM I QUALIFIED FOR GSIS RETIREMENT PENSION . COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME ALL THE INFORMATIONS ON HOW CAN I APPLY FOR A RETIREMENT PENSION. I AM NOW 72 YEARS OF AGE AND RESIDING IN SYDNEY. THANK YOU.
Romualdo A. Lopez on July 04, 2018:
I have a 7 year service at MWSS and another 5 years at Provincial Engineering office in Baler Aurora before I file my resignation. Do I be considered in any of the retirement benefit stated above. Can you please help me to analyze these retirement schemes that I maybe qualified?
DICK ESCARCHA ORENSE on June 19, 2018:
i JOINED THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE THRU PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK IN 1974 UP TO 1980 AND THEN 1982 TO 1985, AM I QUALIFIED FOR GSIS RETIREMENT PENSION ? THANK YOU. DICK E. ORENSE MOB. NO. 09189656716
Gloria C. Garcia on May 21, 2018:
Nagretire ako due to Mt. Pinatubo erruption all requirement were submitted, my policy contract is being surrendered & cleared up so the claim waiting at the age 60, my claim docs at my hand it was stated thereat tobe delivered shall be delivered supposed tobe March 2, 2018,
but then I couldn't wait due to according to the branch they will reconstruct so reconstruct ..ok but the they can not deliver that they fiound out that i have an outstanding balance more than what I can received supposedly, my question is if you surendered your policy how come that it arrived that i have an outstanding balance?
I hope I could be clarified regarding the matter. all docs for reference are at my hand.
I wait my retirement from 1993 to March 2,2018 but until now nothing ..
Is there any discrepancy when I surrendered they have ask me to pay for i have received still a remaining payback..all attached and being sent for further clarifications.,
Corazon Martinez on February 19, 2018:
Mag re retire po ako under RA 1146. I look forward po sa video nyo about this mode of retirement as you mentioned above. Thank you po in advance.
Angelit Yanga on December 18, 2017:
Hello, I would just like to know if there is still someone getting back to my inquiry below (10 days ago), as it looks like there were no replies on the rest of the inquiries from more than 2 years ago?
Angelita Yanga on December 07, 2017:
I had 14 years and 4 months Government Service. It appears that I have 8 months short to complete the 15 years service to be qualified to retire under RA 8291.
Can I continue making contribution to GSIS to complete the 15 years Service? Or is there any other way to go about it? Will appreciate help!
Mae-Ann on November 07, 2017:
My mother died last october 24, 2017 at the age of 60 and she was 37 years in service..she applied for retirement before she died and her papers was already submitted to the GSIS..but her effectivity is november 1, 2017..what would be the status of her application for retirement?
tita on August 29, 2017:
my brother is presently residing in las vegas Nevada,He had work in the govt 14-15 years service,he want to apply is retirement,kaso po gusto nya ako ang maglakad sa retirement nya at bigyan nya ako Special Power Authority,tanong ko po kung may SPA ako pakita pwede po.tnx
Marianne Angcanan on August 06, 2017:
Is it true po n pag ang pensioner ay 65 year old po ay may mkukuha n po b cya pension monthly from gsis? He's turning 67 po by november. May nkpgsbi lng po sakin na kasamahan nya n pulis po.
cleofe on July 04, 2017:
i would like to ask if we can secure a copy of the service record of my father in law who is a retiree in INP to support in claiming the survivors pension
Bernadette on June 26, 2017:
Hello! my colleague wants to know what she can get if decides to retire after rendering 15 years in a government health facility. She's 35 years old now and has served for 12 years. Thank you
Sheila on May 31, 2017:
Hi just wanna ask i only work for govt for 3 yrs and ended my contract. What can i get from my gsis conttibutions ? Can i just withdraw my contributions for 3 yrs? Any options. Ty
Marilou Ortiz on April 24, 2017:
Retirement age should now be changed in an earlier age due to the fact that people life span is 64. There employees who are above 60's who are retireable don't even enjoy the fruits of their long hard work coz they die while in the service. So its high time now that the Congress will look into this matter,, aside if employee retire early then there will be a vacancy for those qualified newly graduates.
TERESA DE ASIS TIJOL on March 20, 2017:
hI, I am 59 years old, 29 years in gov't service. I plan to retire next year,2018. How much is my monthly pension and my 18 months lumpsum?
TARCILA Q. CATRAL on February 15, 2017:
my husband retired from PNP service last 2007, and GSIS -GENSAN told him that he claimed already his benifits for R.A 1146. all his loan unpaid was deducted from his cliam under RA 1146. GSIS-GENSAN told him that he cannot claim RA7699 ..I thinlk RA 1146 is different claims from RA 7699.
LEN on December 21, 2016:
I am 20 years in the govt. but i am only 46 years old, I want to apply for an early retirement. What P.D.retirement po is best for me?
firstname.lastname@example.org on December 11, 2016:
Gensan GSIS told me that Iam supposed to receive Bonus upon my resume to pension after 6 yrs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 1, 2016. I only received SDept.Oct. Nov. & Dec. Pensions....NO BONUS.....WHY, Gensan GSIS? Pls. reason out why?
marly on October 27, 2016:
i just want to ask if my sister's contribution for 2 years will be refunded? She is now living in other country for good...Thanks and God bless!
divina on August 17, 2016:
i just want to ask if i am qualified to file my retirement under tne magic87...i will be 55 years old on march 2017 and june 2017 will be my 32nd year in the teaching profession, however, i started my teaching career on june 1985.
Pinky on July 27, 2016:
Pardon me to inquire , how many percent of my salary i can get if i will retire at the age of 63 with my 26 years of service rendered as administrative aide 111 thanks . GOD bless and More Power!
marielou r. manreal on July 24, 2016:
good day! I am 60 yrs. old and serving the government for 30 yrs.. When is the right age for me to retire to get the maximum rate (90%) in the computation of my pension or retirement pay?
Rizza on July 20, 2016:
Hello,I was a secondary public teacher and teach for fourteen years.I resigned Dec. 2008 migrated to Canada.I am now 59 years old.Could you please give me all tha informations on how can I apply for retirement .I'm planning to go on vacation next year and likewise work for my retirement pension.
Thanks a lot.
Edivilla Apos Hänel on May 17, 2016:
Mag inquire lang po ako, regarding Survivorship benefits. Actually I am Edivilla Apos Abuton in my GSIS membership information. But I married again with a Foreigner and actually living in Germany. In my beneficiary, it was my son that was written as beneficiary, since my husband left us when he was yet very small, but then my husband died, so i was able to remarry. My question is, can my son enjoy the survivorship pension even if he is not dependent anymore.... or only the legal husband. If it is the legal husband only, can my second husband enjoy that survivorship pension? There is also problem in my records since it was not yet change to my present family name. what shall i do about it, since I am here in Germany and will only have my renewal thru video conference in Skype. Please enlighten me about this matter. Thank you very much.
Eddie on April 20, 2016:
Good day! What if the pensioner (ex Govt employee) wishes to migrate in America and eventually become a citizen, is she still entitled for the pension?
dionnel on March 07, 2016:
Greetings! i had the chance to learn about magic 87 though your blog my question is am i qualified to that option if i retire at 55? my length in service then would be 33. Thanks and God bless!
Eden on January 31, 2016:
Sir/Madam, my husband Robert M.Magadang ,will be 55yrs.old this April 2016, He rendered services 27yrs.at Kalinga National High School, Bulanao, Tabuk, Kalinga.Now he filed his early retirement to GSIS Regional Office at Tuguegarao, City. I just wanna know the total computation of his pension benefits, waiting your response or approval of my request. Thank you very much and God Bless .
yeun on January 29, 2016:
my husband will be 58 this coming April and was an instructor in Tarlac State University from 1983 to 2005. he filed a vacation and went abroad and hadnt reported since then. we are staying now in Baguio and he had a stroke last January of 2005. He did not resigned officially and maybe considered AWOL. he had a 17 years contribution to GSIS, is there any benefits for him?
jong pallon on November 19, 2015:
my mom is a govt. retired teacher ...is she still entitled of hospitalization benifits.of GSIS?
Ana Zenia on September 27, 2015:
Hi! I'm 63 years old and based in Cebu. And the last government employer I had was the Dept. of Educ. Regional office in San Fernando, Pampanga in 1992. Do I need to personally go to this office for the signature of the endorsing officer? With this age of technology, I believe if we can prove we are the person we are saying we are, every time a name, a birthday and perhaps a mother's name are typed on the website, the complete record should come out like magic....just thinking out loud. Going back to the question, is it ok to just mail the endorsement form to the office addressing it to the regional director? ...considering my bulsa and mga tuhod...Thanks for this HubPages...and thank you for your response!
Rosalinda on September 24, 2015:
I understand that GSIS pensioner are entitled to 13th Month bonus every year. What is the basis of the computation - the AMC or is the amount of bonus the same for all pensioners/retirees?
FERRER, BELLA BAYAN of DSWD- Field Office I, San Fernando City, La Union on September 01, 2015:
I filed my retirement/separation from service last August 12, 2015(second week of August) and my retirement effected on August 17, 2015. I was informed upon filing that I can receive my claims after two weeks, but it remains on process as of this date. Please facilitate my claims, since I am leaving the country on Sept. 8, 2015 and I will be out of town already on September 7, 2015
Edgardo Valladolid on June 17, 2015:
I have been in the INP service since 1981 (Oct 16) and retired as PNP Officer last 2011.Since were being cut off with regards to the inclusion at the GSIS and forced to surrender our membership certificate , i dont have any information on the said benefits and i am unsure if i incurred the 15 years service membership.Now how do i know if I am qualified? or supposed i have not reached the said 15 years and only 14 years , Am i qualified to claim for an old age pension? and what possible help will be offered to me by the GSIS? I learned this only this month. I'm going to be 60 this coming September.
antonia arizabal on May 05, 2015:
I have been a GSIS pensioner since I turned 60 yrs. old in 2001. My question is: Except for the yearly cash gift, how come, I do not get a raise in my monthly pension? Earlier, I used to get a raise but since the cash gift, I have not been given a monthly raise. Does the cash gift takes the place of the monthly pension raise?
Mailyn Verso on April 10, 2015:
Hi! My father retired last year at aged of 65.. I just want to know if he can claimed his pension earlier than what he filled? Hes undergoing maintenance for his health. On the form he signes before it is said that pension will start 5 years after his retirement.. meaning at aged of 70..can he still change it? if so, how? and if not is it trnsferrable? thanks
alanis on March 24, 2015:
Hi ask ko lang po. Mga ilang weeks po kaya bago matapos ang process sa nagretire pra mka claim? Thanks
Cynthia on March 24, 2015:
I am planning to be demoted from salary grade 12 to salary grade 6. I am in the government service for more than 23 years now. How will it affect my retirement benefits? Am I going to receive all my premiums and contributions? And how much will be my monthly pension?
michelle on March 15, 2015:
my aunt receive a lump sum payment of 5 years.after receiving the lump sum. she have no idea if she is entilled to have a monthly pension. is it possible for someone who work for 25 yrs of service.
Romnick on March 09, 2015:
hello, my dad wants to retire at the age of 58. He is a government employee for 25 years. What would be his benefits if he will retire at 58?
jr on March 06, 2015:
is the march 8, 2015 gsis e-card pension available already? since march 8 falls on a sunday
anne on March 06, 2015:
Hi.. Good day to you? If I want to retire early Im in my 17th year in the government office Im 51 and I want to retire early for some reasons... just want to ask if I can get my government service benefits right away after I completed my documents what I mean if I can pass all my papers needed/requirements for the early retirement can I get my government service benefits? Or I have to wait until 60 years old... thanks
pangako19 on March 05, 2015:
GSIS Tuguegarao is delaying the release of my mother retirement fund. They keep asking the non-pendency of case for. She has submitted two of these because every time, they are telling her it gets outdated. My mom left them a form before she left for NZ last January. She thought they will finally process it as they promised "within two week" and they will call to confirm but they never called - my aunt went to follow up and they told her she needs to present a new non-pendency form once they call her. They never called back and now it's March . why is it taking so long? My mom had 42 years of service as a dedicated midwife. She's still in NZ now and she wants to go home to follow-up her case herself but she is unwell. I am afraid that the stress of this issue will harm her further. Please help, does GSIS needs us to resort to red tape, how shameful!!
email@example.com on February 19, 2015:
Hi... Good morning!!!
I am already in my 17 years in the government service and I want to file my early retirement for some reasons. How much maybe is my government service benefits? How it will be computed? Thank you very much...
jun on February 18, 2015:
15 years n po ako in service but i plan to resign n kc pupunta n ako abroad at age of 37 may mkukuha po b ako s GSIS?
mars on January 20, 2015:
Great pm. Sir/mam just want to ask if there are requirements needed since my mom already turned 65yrs old last dec 3 and her lumpsum benefit will start on feb2 since she is still livingwhat documents will she get or is she going to receive her pension automatically without personal appearance?
wilmz on December 15, 2014:
Are all gsis pensioners entitled to receive a 13th month pay(bonus) ?
monet on December 08, 2014:
Gud am ask ko lang po dun sa mga retieries n nag pepension kung kelan ibibigay ang bonus nila kc po n receive n ung pension nia yet alang kasamang binus eh dati nman kasabay n ng montjly pension nila
Sylvia on November 11, 2014:
Hi my friends 5 year lump sum benefit has elapsed how will she receive the monthly pension. She has no ecard yet
twentyfive (author) on November 09, 2014:
If you are already a GSIS pensioner, yes they give 13th month bonus every year
emelinda a.alba on November 09, 2014:
As a gsis retirees, amI entitled to a 13th month pay and cash bonus? I retired last May 2, 2012.
Tang Kanor on October 27, 2014:
Jnewson, you can call and follow up in their GSIS hotline number...
Jnewson on October 09, 2014:
How long does it takes in processing the optional retirement?i submitted my papers last Sepetember 15 , 2014, then till now no idea if it is approve or not...
wilfredo perez calimlim on September 24, 2014:
Sir, Madam good day po. Nag file na po ako ng Retirement claim for Old age Pension under PD 1146 last June 24, 2014. Nag 60 years old na po last Sept 15, l954. Sir, Madam gusto ko po sana maloaman kong kailan ko po matatanggap pension ko po. palagi po akong nag pa pa follow up sa GSIS Dagupan City subalit palagi pong sinasabi wala pa daw po at yoin uuwi na naman po ako . Gumagalang RET PNP OFFR Wilfredo Perez Calimlim.
ernest on September 03, 2014:
maam/sir just wanna ask something about the death benefits of my mom who past away lastaugust 2,2014..she started teaching in 1984...is there a lump sum benefits given..tnx..hmn any expected amount pls.she is a level3 teacher
consuelo bernardo santos on June 10, 2014:
ask ko lang po,gsis pensioner ang ama ko at patay na po cia sa age na 83yrs ol,may 2nd wife cia at hndi nia dineklara sa gsis na beneficiary ito. may karapatan ba ito na mag claim ng burial at lump sum ng ama ko.
firstname.lastname@example.org on May 02, 2014:
Good day sir. I would like to know if we would just accept the advise from GSIS that we would not receive any retirement benefit for my father who passed away almost one month before his 60th birthday. Is it really true that more than 30 years of service as laborer for DPWH plus his age of 59 is not enough?Thank you sir in advance...
carmelita on March 27, 2014:
i worked under Deped for 13 years, from aug 1965 to 1978. now i am 70 years old . can i receive pension from the GSIS?
Cristina beltran on March 26, 2014:
Hi sir Goodevening po , ask ko Lang po kung pde pa po iffollow up yung Lola ko kse yung asawa nya po namatay nung 2004 , bale po GSIS member po yung lolo ko , 55,000 Lang nkuha nila since namantay po sya 29years po sya nagtrabaho . namatay po kse say sa tugegarao dun po sya naasign pumunta na po kse yung lola ko sa GSIS Office parang di naman po naasikaso sbe po kse dun wala nadaw po sya makukuha ! ask ko Lang po di ba po may pension sya monthLy since after 5 years namatay po sya ? thanks po and more power po sa inyo.
angie on February 02, 2014:
hi just want to ask di ba po the law right now required GSIS to release the retirement 30 days upon the retirement date of the retiree bakit po until now wala pa din retirement benefit ng mother she retired last SEPT 1 , 2013 pa ano pong petsa na ngaun she's stroke patient po... ako po nag asokaso ng papers nya until now wala pa response GSIS pls help us my mother really needs it...
Mars for former OCWD employees on January 28, 2014:
What laws cover us? Is it possible to UNDO what has been DONE? What can we possibly claim? BACKGROUND: Under SSS coverage since 1977, Supreme court decided all Water districts are GOCCs in 1992 and all regular employees who are not Civil Service eligible cannot be removed by virtue of their decision, then we were covered by GSIS from 1992 to March 31, 1997 (5 years)coz OCWD was privatized together with SBMA Utilities, DMCI and Biwater (a British company) by April 1, 1997, the former OCWD subsequently dissolved and transferred ownership to Olongapo City government which sold its shares to DMCI last June 8, 2012, low premium under SSS and loans were deducted when the amount was turned over to GSIS, the GSIS wants to just refund the contributions, some OCWD employees have died, retired, disabled, sickly without the benefits due them if any, while the case is on going for 22 years and without definite date when the members can ckaim.
Bernadette Garcia on January 24, 2014:
Hi. Good day!
My mom, 86 yrs old now, arrived from the US a year ago. While she was there, she still receives her pension through the ecard. However, every year, too, my sister has to call GSIS Philippines assuring them of her status.
My mom is already back in the Philippines for good. What shall I do to assure that her pension will continue.
I also tried applying for her lifetime Phil Health membership but they are asking for her retirement records which they said should be available from GSIS. How can I secure a copy of this record?
Can I process both concerns, pension and retirement document at your Quezon City office in Mindanao Ave.?
melly on January 20, 2014:
good day! i need your advice regarding my retirement application last sept. 30, 2013 that until now my papers still pending at gsis catarman, i need very badly for the reason that i had still students, i have no salary already to sustain our daily needs.
aiustha on January 12, 2014:
Hi. Thanks for this. Just like to ask : What if the # of years in service + age is more than 87, can you still apply for retirement plan under RA 660?
shine on December 09, 2013:
Will the gsis give xmas bonus this year to retirees?
Shiela Riva on November 29, 2013:
Hi! My father was a retired Fireman...He said his a regular member of GSIS. Can he possibly get his pension? What is the best thing to do? Please do reply. Thank you!
Abby on November 28, 2013:
I have been a government employee for 18 years. I was forced to retire kc po paubos n vacation leave ko hanggang dec 12, 2013 n lng daw po. Di ko po kc maayos ang retirement ko kc nasa ibang bansa po ako ngayon. Pwede po b mag assign ng authorize representative ko para mag-asikaso ng pagpaprocess ng retirement ko? Or pwede po i-delay at ackasuhin ko n lang po pag-uwi ko ng june 2014?
ALETA P. SOLIMAN on November 13, 2013:
How do I avail of the Portability Law RA 7699? I worked in private firms for more than 2 years (accumulated from 1975 to 2003) then from 2004 to 2013 with the government... where will I apply? thanks!
yzzat on October 10, 2013:
Hi, my father was a retired police. he has been in service about 34years. can you please gave me the best retirement benefits for my dad?
tap on October 10, 2013:
nagworked po ako sa isang government co. for 35 years however nang mag retire ako dun p lng namin nlaman n may utang ako at d pla ako nakakaltasan. makakakuha p b ako ng pension? salamat
vic23 on October 02, 2013:
h! twentyfive my mom is a teacher she died on march 1 2013 she is on the service and she applied her retired in the ombudsman last year 2012,then after i completed the requirements for the death benefits and her survivorship, the employee said in the GSIS you cannot claim your mother retirement cause she didn't apply for the retirement before she died,but she is already applied her retirement on the ombudsman she is 36 to 38 years in the service ,what is this? what is the rule of GSIS about this case, i think this is not fair... hope you answer my concern ....
Edna Jaranilla on July 22, 2013:
I have been in service July 15, 1981. I'm planning to retire. I was born on October 22, 1956.What retirement program is best for me?
Raymond A. Agbisit on July 20, 2013:
Hi..i just want to ask why we are not receiving any monthly pension from your office already for the past 3years i think...this pension we are getting is from my dads death...he died oct. 14, 1980...he is a teacher...
Irene on July 04, 2013:
Hi..Can I retire once I have completed 15 years of service at the age of 58? What benefits will I receive?
somita on July 03, 2013:
hi. ask ko lang po sana my father filled a retirement and hanggang sa namatay sya di pa nya nakukuha. ikakaltas pa din po ba yung utang nya sa benefits na makukuha nya? thanks
Gaya on April 28, 2013:
Re-electionist Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano authored the law changing the basis for computation of retirement pension from average of last 3 years of monthly salary to last 10 years. The implementation of the law has been held in abeyance this 2013 and shall be implemented in 2014. Sana naman hindi inapprove in PNoy. Kawawa naman kaming mga magre-retire. matanda na binawasan pa na pambili ng gamot.
Angel on April 22, 2013:
Hello! Good day po Madam. My concern is about my dad of what he could claim from GSIS. He is a PNP retiree (optional retirement under PD 8551). He started in service in 1975 and retired in 2001 with 26 years in service. He just turned 60 years old last year, December. What benefit ( the most beneficial) he could get from GSIS, and could he avail of a pension? Thank you.
Franz on April 09, 2013:
Hi, my dad retired last dec 2009 at the age of 60 and opted for option 2, 18mos lumpsum and automatic pension thereafter, he would like to know when he will be eligible to receive the yearly bonus given to gsis pensioners. Thanks!
pm883 on April 01, 2013:
hi good afternoon. I'd like to ask about my mom's case. She's been a govt employee since 1994. About 2 years ago, she suffered from mild stroke, she hardly can work very well but she still decided to continue working. but right now, we think she's not anymore fit to work. how do we apply for disability retirement? she'll be 51 this year. thank you so much. i hope we can receive your comment.
email@example.com on February 17, 2013:
I am a government employee and I retired last May 1, 2010 at the age of 50. What kind of retirement benefits do I have to apply? I am so confused with PD 1146 (Monthly annuity and Lump sum of 60 xBMP and BMP after 5 years) Can you explain further? Thank you
twentyfive (author) on January 20, 2013:
If he is already a pensioner, I'm not so sure. All I know is that Portability equals SSS plus GSIS creditable year of service. Please go to the SSS to know more.
firstname.lastname@example.orgI on January 19, 2013:
Is an S SS pensioner can still avail of the Portability Law for GSIS retirement?
twentyfive (author) on January 06, 2013:
@Lagmayjamecia hi :) I suggest you contact the claims department and follow up about your policy. Have a great day!
@Bart it depends on the retirement option the person chose and the availability of the requirements. Filing and submission is fast nowadays like you can follow up about your application after 3 days. If your pension will start, you need to have the ecard and it takes about 5 minutes for that (assuming there is no long line or a line). My grandma received her ecard after a month but I think it's faster now.
Bart on January 06, 2013:
Good day! I would just like to ask how long it usually takes to process from submission of requirements to start of pension. Thanks in advance.
email@example.com on January 05, 2013:
I am a govt employee and retired 2011. last sept.2012 I surrendered my policy contract to GSIS but until now it was not released why so long and who will I approach thanks
twentyfive (author) on January 02, 2013:
@Leslie If I'm not mistaken, all pensioners are entitled for bonus and I think they give them when the pension starts every December in your case after the 5 year-lump sum
@Fhely please read the retirement plans to know if he is qualified and I suggest he goes to the GSIS branch near you and have assessment as to what he is entitled from his case
fhely on January 02, 2013:
Good day to everyone,Just wanna ask about my Uncle, he work as a Forestry way back 1955 and he Retired 1967 and he is planning to file for a Monthly pension,Do you think he's qualified to claim his monthly pension.please help us..your reply is highly appreciated.
leslie on December 28, 2012:
Ask ko lang po if yung retiree is nag claim ng 5 years lump sum. entitled po b siya sa 13th mo or bonus? thank you po.
twentyfive (author) on December 10, 2012:
@Mary Ann that news will stay as rumor until there is a law approved already. You can retire before 60 under the Magic 87 retirement option. Read it in the article or watch the video.
@Robert they give bonus in the form of Christmas gifts
@Mark yes they always receive Christmas bonus every year. Happy Holidays!
mark on December 06, 2012:
Thank you for the info.,. I just want to ask if gsis retirees will receive a bonus during christmas? ty
Robert on December 02, 2012:
when will the pensioner entitled to a 13th month bonus
mary ann on November 28, 2012:
Is it true that by the year 2014, optional retirement shall be 55 while forced retirement becomes 60? I plan to retire early so I could spend time with my children and their families in other country where they are staying.By the year 2014, I 'm turning 55.I'm a school principal for more than 5 years and heave been employed in public school for 20 years. How true is it?
twentyfive (author) on November 13, 2012:
@Rany yes all pensioners are entitled for that
@Petals you are fine with the ecard. The Umid is just another option. Yes, the ecard is a major requirement because it serves as your GSIS ID.
petals31 on November 13, 2012:
i have a gsis ecard plus...but i was not yet enrolled in the gsis umid ecard. is the gsis umid e card required during filing for retirement?
rany of sor city on November 12, 2012:
is survivor pensioner entitled to a 13th month bonus
twentyfive (author) on November 12, 2012:
@Anna I'm so sad to hear that about your friend's sickness. It is best if anyone from her kin or close kin to inquire about her applicable benefits. Bring her GSIS ecard, your valid ID, her medical certificate and discuss about the benefits she will be entitled. GSIS will then assess her records. You will have to look at her records before you know the benefits she could avail or whether she may be entitled for early retirement. God bless you both :)
@Faith As soon as he reach 60. The date will be shown at the paper they will issue you when you filed for it...together with the amount of pension. You will have to update your ecard to receive that pension
faith on November 08, 2012:
His, how long does it usually take for a new retiree to receive her retirement benefit?
Anna on November 08, 2012:
I have a friend who has cancer and is dying. She is a government employee and have been in service for almost 18 years but has incurred leave without pay due to her illness. Could she avail of an early retirement or any kind of benefit from gsis so she could use the money she would get for her medicines and other needs. Please help me, thank you and God bless you!!!
twentyfive (author) on October 28, 2012:
It's sad that they don't publicize that kind of information. Lots of people need to be informed. I just wish they would create a law beneficial to all retirees and teachers
justo enterna on October 25, 2012:
good day! this in relation to julieta lakay's concern on gsis pension computation from last 3 years to 10 years.i was able to attend a pre- retirement seminar conducted recently by our local hrmo with the gsis officials.yes, they confirmed the rumor that it is now in its 3rd reading in the house of representative.however, they never told us who authored this law so that we can have a hand to oppose.by the way, i planned to retire soon cause i am 60 years this coming december.i hope you vould help us onthis matter.thank you and don't stop in giving us useful info to lean on in our old age.
twentyfive (author) on October 22, 2012:
It's a pleasure :) God bless you!