GSIS pensioners start receiving Christmas cash gift

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) – Maria Avena, a 95-year-old retired teacher from Aringay town, just received her Christmas cash gift along with her monthly Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) pension.

She is among the 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners of the state-owned  GSIS who are receiving their cash gift through electronic cards.

Receiving the amount same as her monthly pension through her e-card,  “This Christmas bonus means a lot to me to buy my essentials, medicines and my adult milk as health supplement,” Lola Avena said in the vernacular.

She added, “Every year, I look forward to receiving this additional amount from GSIS as truly a Christmas cash gift.”  

According to GSIS, qualified pensioners who received a cash gift of Php10,000.00 and below in 2019 are granted the same amount as their one-month pension up to a maximum of Php10,000.00.

Meanwhile, pensioners whose 2019 Christmas gift was above Php10,000.00 are similarly receiving the same one-month pension up to Php12,600.00.

Those pensioners who resumed their regular monthly pension after December 31, 2019, after the five-year guaranteed period,  are receiving a one-month pension up to a maximum of Php10,000.00.

Eligible to receive the Christmas cash gift are age-old and disability pensioners under Republic Act (RA) 8291, Presidential Decree 1146, and Republic Act 660 who are receiving their regular monthly pensions and who are still living as of November 30 this year. 

The GSIS reminds though that those not eligible for the Christmas cash gift are survivorship pensioners, dependent pensioners, pensioners under RA 7699 or the Portability Law, and those receiving pro-rata pension.

For more information regarding GSIS cash gift, you may contact GSIS through the following:  1-800-8-847-4747 (for Globe and TM subscribers), and 1-800-10-847-4747 (for Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text subscribers). (JCR/AMB/JDS/PIA La Union with reports from GSIS)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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