Social Security System (SSS) is an institution that aims to help Filipino citizens prepare for their future. Being a member of SSS have a lot of benefits that you can guaranteed. It is a great opportunity to have a membership and contribute regularly to your account so that you can later benefit from that investment, either upon retirement or at the event of an emergency.
Coverage of SSS Program
SSS Program has two (2) types of Coverages, which are Compulsory Coverage and Voluntary Coverage.
- Compulsory Coverage includes employers, employees, and self-employed individuals;
- Voluntary Coverage includes separated members, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and non-working spouses of SSS members.
SSS Membership Registration Process
For the first time registration of SSS, you must fill up and submit the SS Form E-1 (Personal Record), as well as either a primary document and/or 2 secondary documents.
The primary document should be any one of the following—birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, driver’s license, professional regulation commission (PRC) card, or seaman’s book.
In you don’t have any of the primary document, you may bring two of any secondary document, which is any valid ID (goverment-issued, bank-issued, or from any accredited establishment) with at least one of them have a recent ID picture of yours.
SSS Benefits and Coverage
An SSS employee-member’s coverage starts right on the first day of employment.
The member is expected to keep a duplicate copy of the SS Form E-1 and give a photocopy to the employer upon employment, as well as verify with the nearest SSS branch after 30 days from the date of employment if SSS coverage by the employer has been reported.
Then always check your monthly pay slip to make sure that SSS contributions are automatically deducted from your pay.
If you want to do it yourself, then you must make monthly contributions at your nearest SSS branch.
SSS Online System
Good thing about the SSS these days is that they have an online system now, so you can register an SSS account right on their website (www.sss.gov.ph) through the My.SSS service.
Using the SSS Online System, it will already be easier for you to track your SSS payments and other transactions, as well as other funds you may end up contributing to Flexi Fund and other programs, or payments for loans you may end up taking out.
How to keep your information with SSS updated
You should keep your personal records and information updated and correct by filling out and submitting an SS Form E-4 (Member’s Data Amendment) along with supporting documents whenever you change your address, contact number, beneficiaries, or so on.
You must also be updated on changes and improvements to SSS policies and benefit structure, which can be done through the website so that you can make the most of your benefits.
It is always a good idea to register as an SSS member for those who are trying to reach for a better future
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