APIR as set, GSIS says
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 11 (PIA)—Are you a Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) pensioner and you failed to receive your pension for July?
If you are, or you know somebody who is, that is because they have failed to validate and activate their status, which was supposed to be done before June 30, GSIS Information Officer Sherwin Viva explained.
By validation and activation, Viva means the Annual Pensioners Information Revalidation (APIR) which was formerly Annual Renewal of Active Status (ARAS), GSIS said.
The GSIS implemented back its annual personal appearance of GSIS pensioners to ascertain their funds are protected by making sure it is their members who are getting the pension and not anyone else.
This can deplete the funds, which could go to the over-all benefit of its active members, GSIS claimed.
However, according to the government insurance agency then, pensioners with permanent total disability (PTD), old-age active GSIS member pensioners, guardians of dependent children, pensioners over 80 years old with ill health conditions, pensioners abroad and those at the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) areas, may not necessarily APIR as scheduled, which was during its mass validation set between March 23 to June 30 this year.
According to the GSIS, as soon as a member is revalidated, it would only take between three to five days after their revalidation for the members to withdraw their monthly pensions which would be credited to their e-card accounts.
Along this line, the GSIS enjoins old-age and survivorship pensioners who have to APIR, to visit the local GSIS office on the following schedule dates of processing: Batch 1 on July 11, 2018 (Wednesday) at 5:30 in the afternoon; Batch 2 on July 19 (Thursday) at 5:30 in the afternoon.
Batch 3 would be on July 26 Thursday at 5:30 in the afternoon and Batch 4 would be on July 31, 2018 at 5:30 in the afternoon.
Member pensioners who intend to get validated must bring the GSIS issued UMID card and another government issued identification card with the pensioners picture and signature. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)