I am currently receiving SSS pension, but I am applying for the ECC benefit since he had the stroke during his official function. My petition had been denied, elevated to ECC, still denied for the reason that he had a previous stroke dated 2004; his death has no causal relation with his ailment; and his family ha a history ( based on their investigation).
I received the ECC letter 3 days ago giving me 15 days to appeal.
May I know how do is my stand on this? I am currently searching for legal advice; and if i can afford the lawyer's fees; should I go to a PAO?