Press Release
July 11, 2016

Trillanes pushes for SSS pension hike in Senate

Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes has re-filed the bill seeking to increase the current Social Security System pension rate, through Senate Bill No. 91.

Trillanes stated "It has been 19 years since the last SSS pension increase was implemented through Republic Act 8282. Since the law's enactment and with the cost of living expenses having considerably increased over time, however, the meager amount of monthly pension of our SSS pensioners, who are old and mostly suffering from various medical conditions, has become inadequate to support their monthly food sustenance and maintenance medicines. Moreover, pensioners who retired after the effectivity of RA 8282 are even more struggling because they are receiving smaller amounts of monthly pension."

Under SBN 91, all SSS pensioners shall receive an across-the-board increase of Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000.00), regardless of the effectivity of their retirement.

"We had the opportunity to provide relief to our pensioners last Congress by passing a legislation that would increase their monthly pension. The measure, however, was not signed into law. With this re-filed measure, we hope to finally provide support to our pensioners through this long overdue increase in their pension," Trillanes added.

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