GSIS broadens disability claims for gov’t workers
The state pension fund is covering more illnesses under benefit payouts.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced that it will accommodate more illnesses for permanent total disability claims.
“We had to refine our policies on PTD to upgrade the protection given to government workers whose job is hindered by nonwork-related illnesses or injuries,” GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas said in a statement.
Qualified disabilities include complete loss of sight of both eyes; loss of two limbs at or above the ankle or wrist; permanent complete paralysis of two limbs that results in total loss of voluntary movement of legs or arms; brain injury that lead to incurable imbecility, insanity, or physical incapacitation.
Claims, however, must be filed within four years from the date of disability.