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Here’s good news to Filipinos na wala pang SSS number!

Do you know that you may now get an SSS number without physically visiting an SSS office?

I’m excited to share this information to everyone, lalo na sa mga nag-uumpisa pa lang magpa-employ, mga kasambahay, at mga OFWs!  Pwede na tayong makapag apply ng SSS number by simply logging on to the Social Security System website at www.sss.gov.ph.  Very convenient!

When I began working many years ago, kinailangan ko talagang mag sadya sa office ng SSS sa East Avenue, Quezon City para lang makakuha ng SSS number ko.  I remember making two trips to the office dahil hindi ko dala ang mga documentary requirements sa unang punta ko.  Isa sa mga kailangang i-submit is a copy of your NSO Birth Certificate.  Madali lang sana dahil pag tawid from the SSS office ay NSO na.  I was shocked though when I saw how long the lines were para makakuha ng copy ng Birth Certificate.  I had mine delivered instead before going back to SSS for my number.

Imagine being freed from the legwork and acquiring an SSS number right at the convenience of your home – whether you are in the Philippines or abroad.  Here’s how the online SSS number application works:

Phase 1

1.Applicant logs on to the SSS website at www.sss.gov.ph; scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the Apply Online! Image.  Click on the Online Registration and Coverage link.

2.The applicant will be taken to the Applicant Record Verification.  He must fill out all the fields marked with a red asterisk, making sure that all entries are correct and accurate.  The applicant must also provide a working email address.  Click on the Submit button when done.

At this point, the web system will verify if the applicant has never been issued an SSS number in the past.  Kapag nasigurong wala pang previous SSS number ang applicant, hihingin na ng system ang mga sumusunod na information:

Phase 2:

  • Home Address
  • Contact Information
  • Marital Status
  • Name of Spouse
  • Name of Parents
  • Name of Children

Kapag tapos na at na-provide na ang lahat ng information na kailangan ng system, ipapadala ng system ang resulta ng verification sa email na ibinigay ng applicant sa Phase 1 ng application.

Ang SSS number na makukuha mula sa online application facility ay temporary lamang.  Ito ay maaaring gamitin for paying your monthly contributions.  Kailangang mag sadya ang member sa pinaka malapit na SSS office para gawing permanent ang status ng kanyang SSS number.  Magdala lang ng kahit alin sa tatlong documents:

Kapag ang SSS number ay permanent na, maaari nang mag file ng mga SSS benefits at privileges tulad ng loans.  Maaari na din mag apply ang member for a UMID (Unified Multipurpose Identification) card kung mayroon nang at least one monthly contribution posted under the member’s SSS number.

How convenient is that?  Fresh graduates who have just started working need not request for a leave from their offices just to get an SSS number; OFWs need not wait until they come home before they can apply for their SSS numbers.  Even our house helpers and family drivers can submit their applications online – we can even do it for them!

Try nyo na!  Spread the word!