The Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program or ACOP is set by the Social Security Law to ensure that rightful payees will receive the benefits continuously.
This program covers all retiree pensioners, guardians, and survivor pensioners. If the dependent is living abroad, he or she may comply the program through the ACOP-VC.
Each type of pensioner has corresponding schedule to follow such as;
- Survivor pensioner – The survivor pensioner should report to the nearest SSS office on the birthdate of the deceased member.
- Retiree pensioner – He or she should comply with ACOP anytime within the month of birth.
- Guardians/dependents – The guardian or dependent should comply with ACOP during the month of birth of the deceased member or the retiree-pensioner.
How to comply with the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program or ACOP?
If the pensioner is receiving the fund from a bank, then he or she can report to the designated bank. However, if the pensioner is receiving a check, he or she is required to report for ACOP to the nearest SSS branch. Guardians or dependents of a pensioner should report to the nearest SSS branch.
If the pensioner is reporting personally, he or she should bring the SSS ID or any two valid ID with photo and signature as well as the accomplished ACOP form.
In case that the pensioner is confined in an institution and unable to report due to old age, he or she should submit the ACOP form duly completed and signed, photocopy of SSS ID or any two valid IDs with photo and signature, sketch of residence/address, and certificate of confinement from an institution or hospital.
For pensioners who are residing in other countries, they should submit the ACOP form, photocopy of SSS ID or any two government issued ID bearing photo and signature, physical examination report within the last 3 months certified by a physician including the address of the clinic and license. If the pensioner is disabled, a diagnostic or laboratory examination results must be submitted.
Important thing to note is that all retirees and pensioners who are totally disabled or more than 80 years old, or suffering from Parkinson’s disease, they are no required to report and appear personally to the SSS office or designated banks. All they have to do is to let their representative submit the accomplished ACOP form and other required documents to the nearest SSS branch.