- Category: Opinion
11 Feb 2014
- Written by Susie G. Bugante
DO you know that you can now access your own contribution record and avail yourself of certain services of the Social Security System (SSS) through the Internet? If you visit the SSS website, you will see a My.SSS icon asking you to register and use the facility. When you do, you will have exclusive access to your records and be able to submit transactions online.
If you are an SSS member or employer, this facility is open to you. As a member (employed, self-employed or voluntary), you will need to have your social security (SS) number handy, as well as your employer number (if employed), or the official receipt number of your last payment of contributions that should not exceed six months (if self-employed or voluntarily paying member). You should also have a valid e-mail address.
If you are an employer, just select the option for the employer and supply all the information needed in the online Employer User ID registration. Upon submission of the accomplished Employer User ID registration form, the employer will receive an e-mail validating the registration. You will need to click on the link supplied in the e-mail to proceed with the registration process. The SSS servicing branch will then validate the submitted information on the authorized signatory of the employer.
As soon as the registration process is successfully completed, the member or employer is now ready to enjoy the conveniences offered by the My.SSS service portal.
As a registered member, you can now submit the following transactions online: salary-loan application; household helper’s contribution collection list; and maternity notification (for overseas Filipino worker, self-employed and voluntary members only). For employed members, the maternity notification is submitted by the employer. You can also download and print your SS records, set an appointment with your servicing branch and inquire about the status of your benefit or loan applications. You can also check your employment history and verify the status of your SS ID application, if any.
If you’re a registered employer, you no longer have to leave the comforts of your office in order to transact with the SSS. You can download and print a copy of your SS records as an employer and submit reports online. You can inquire about your employer-membership information, payment history, sickness reimbursements and salary-loan history, including the billing collection list and loan payment.
It’s so much easier and more convenient to transact online with the SSS. Just visit the SSS website at www.sss.gov.ph and register at the My.SSS facility.