How to Apply for Civil Service Examination (CSE)


If you are planning to work for the Philippine Government, one of the requirements is to pass the Civil Service Examination.

In this article, I’ll share with you the requirements, application process and other valuable information about the Civil Service Examination.

Application Period

Please note the application for CSE is on a First-Come, First-Served basis. Make sure to apply early to get a chance to be included on their official list of examiners. READ MORE

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SSS Death and Funeral Benefit: Requirements and Application


As much as we would like to not think about it, our mortality is like the Sword of Damocles, looming over us throughout our existence on this earth.

It is always a tragedy whenever a loved one dies, and that loss can be felt by family and friends of the recently deceased.

The least that can be done to prepare for the inevitable is to have funds set aside for funeral services and other things to somehow cushion the blow. READ MORE

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SSS Disability Benefit: Requirements and Application


Few things in the world are more heartbreaking than losing the ability to do what you are previously able to do, especially when it is your livelihood.

If this is indeed your case, then you should be able to get a disability benefit claim if you happen to be a regular contributing member of SSS.

At the very least, you should be able to have some consolation and live your life comfortably somehow even with your sudden and unexpected inability to make a living, whether it’s from illness, accident, or so on. READ MORE

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SSS Sickness Benefit: Requirements and Application


As all human beings unfortunately are, you may become afflicted with a disease every now and then.

Perhaps you can tough out a cold or flu and still be able to go to work, but there are times when that sickness may be something more serious and it would be best to seek treatment while taking time away from work. READ MORE

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SSS Maternity Benefit: Requirements and Application


If you’re a female employee, it’s given that there’s a possibility down the line that you might end up pregnant and will have to take time off from work.

The subject of maternity leave and how it is handled by employers is an important one as Article 131 of the Labor Code of the Philippines provides for maternity leave benefit. READ MORE

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SSS Pension and Retirement Benefits


Work is never forever as retirement is always an eventuality.

Retirement age is usually understood to be at 65 years old, but it can be mandatory already at 60 years old.

For workers in certain occupations like underground mining, retirement can be as early as 55 years old. When no longer working regularly due to old age, that person would need to have a pension in order to maintain an acceptable quality of life. READ MORE

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Cheapest Health Insurance Plans for Home-based Professionals and Freelancers


Working from home offers all the comfort that anyone would want while earning.

No rushing and will never be stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffic congestion. You don’t even need to dress up all well and carry bags with documents on hand.

However, being a home-based employee would concomitantly lose the chances of having the benefits and the perks attained by non-freelance employees like vacation pay, sick leave and disability benefits, retirement plans, and most especially the health care plans which in no time may be of great help whenever health misfortunes strikes. READ MORE

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