About 3,000 People have not yet Provided the Proof of Life, the Related Benefit Payment to be Suspended from April
According to the Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao), there are about 132,000 beneficiaries receiving old-age and disability pension this year, and about 3,000 of them have yet to provide the proof of life. The FSS reminds that beneficiaires who have not provided the proof of life must complete the formalities before the end of March, otherwise the related payment will be suspended from April.
According to the law, beneficiaries of old-age and disability pension must provide the proof of life every year, otherwise their benefit payment will be affected. Starting from this year, beneficiaries, whether they are in or outside Macao, may log in to “My Government Account of the Macao SAR” mobile application with “My Government Account of the Macao SAR” account and provide the proof of life, without leaving their homes, through facial recognition techonology. Through this method, not only can the beneficiary provide the proof of life to the FSS, he/she can also provide it to the Social Welfare Bureau and the Pension Fund at the same time.
In addition, a beneficiary may also bring a valid personal Macao SAR Resident ID Card and provide the proof of life through self-service machines set up at about 50 locations in Macao, or provide the proof in person at a service point of the FSS.
For beneficiaries who are ill or have limited mobility or who live outside Macao, besides using “My Government Account of the Macao SAR” mobile application, they may also ask someone to submit in person for them or by mail the relevant supporting documents to the FSS to provide the proof of life. In addition, beneficiaries residing in Guangdong Province may also bring a valid Macao SAR Resident ID Card to a social insurance agency of any level in Guangdong Province to provide the proof of life, and the data will be sent by the Guangdong side directly to Macao Social Security Fund.
To know more about the relevant information, please visit the "Proof of Life" page on the FSS’s website at www.fss.gov.mo or call 2853 2850 during office hours for enquiries.