I've been planning on applying for an SSS loan as soon as I reach the 36th month contribution. And when I already have 36 posted monthly contributions, I had problems securing for 2 valid IDs to comply the requirements. Since I resigned from my office work, I only got to secure one ID with picture (TIN), which had my maiden name on, but that's the least of my concern 'cause I just need one more.
A lot of people told me that it's way easier to get a Postal ID, and so I took the option. Later did I realize that completing the requirements for a postal ID was way tougher than I thought. These were the things that I had to acquire:
1. 3 Copies of Application Form
a. Signed by your Brgy. Captain
b. Notarized by a Lawyer (price ranges Php 50)*
c. Documentary Stamp (Php 25)*
2. Cedula (photocopy) - can be retrieved from your nearest Brgy. Hall.
3. Barangay Clearance (photocopy) - can be retrieved from your nearest Brgy. Hall. HOWEVER, in my area, before they issued my clearance, they asked for:
a. Purok Clearance - issued by your Purok Leader.
b. Garbage Collection Fee (Php 20/month) - in my case, I had to pay the entire Jan-Dec 2011 totaled Php 240 + 12 (penalty fee for paying late)*
c. Brgy. Clearance Fee (Php 10)*
d. 1 2x2 picture
4. Birth Certificate (Photocopy of NSO copy) - securing an NSO copy costs Php 140.
5. Marriage Certificate (Photocopy of NSO copy) - for "married applicants" only. Securing an NSO copy costs Php 140.
6. Processing Fee
a. Php 272 (regular) - can be claimed after 2 weeks/ 14 working days.
b. Php 475 (rush) - can be claimed after 3 working days.
This may happen case-to-case depending on your area, and of course YOU ARE LUCKY if you know someone from the office to make things easier for you.
Too bad I had to go through the detailed process for 2 weeks trying to complete the requirements. But oh well, though I went the hard way, it's still worth it.
Next mission: Securing a Voter's ID!
*Fees may vary depending on your area.