PDIC aims to pay valid claims as soon as possible. Prior to payout, claims are examined thoroughly. This is to protect the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) which is the source of insurance payments. Sometimes, depositors mistakenly assume that the payouts are sourced from their deposits. This is not the case. The payouts are from PDIC’s own funds.
The claim for insured deposit should be settled within six (6) months from the date of filing provided all requirements are met but the claim must be filed within twenty-four (24) months after bank takeover. The six-month period shall not apply if the documents of the claimant are incomplete or if the validity of the claim requires the resolution of issues of facts and law by another office, body or agency, independently or in coordination with PDIC.