Today, September 1, 2021, marks the 64th Anniversary of the Social Security System (SSS). This year’s theme, “Handog sa Miyembro, Serbisyong Makabago,” aptly honors its 40.9 million members and 2.9 million pensioners who have been part of the SSS’ journey towards social security protection.
In line with this theme, we are accelerating the digitalization of our core processes and various online facilities, which nowadays is the new norm of transactions.
We all know that everyone has different social media and web site accounts depending on what they are interested in and what they can benefit from. There are sites that make you stay connected to your family and friends, sites to watch videos for entertainment, sites to monitor organizational project progress, sites to monitor your finances, and so on. As much as the sites are for enjoyment, there are sites that can be used as tools too. Tools that bring us convenience in doing business transactions with government and private institutions.
One of this is the My.SSS portal that can be found in our official web site www.sss.gov.ph. The site is very informative as it gives members various information about SSS, the different programs and services that we offer, advisories, among others.
Recently, we updated our registration process in signing up for My.SSS. We have made it easier so members, young and old, won’t have any difficulty in creating their own account.
To register, simply go to the SSS official web site www.sss.gov.ph and click on “Member” under “Portals”. Then click on “Not yet registered in My.SSS.” Certify that you have read the Reminders then proceed with the registration. Fill up the required field such as CRN/SS Number, e-mail address and preferred User ID, surname, given name, middle name and date of birth. Scroll down and continue to fill up the fields for mailing address and foreign mailing address.
Select one among the several registration information options: Option 1—savings account number/Citibank Cash card/UBP Quick card or UMID-ATM savings account number registered in SSS; Option 2, which is the mobile number registered in SSS; Option 3 for UMID card; Option 4 for Employer/Household Employer ID Number; Option 5 for Paid Payment Reference Number/SBR No./Payment Receipt Transaction No.; Option 6 for Date of Loan with Existing Loan Balance; Option 7 for Transaction Number shown in Personal Record/UMID application; or Option 8 for Check Number of any monthly pension of retiree/disability pensioner. Just encode the needed details and answer the “captcha”, click the box before “I accept the Terms of Service” and click “Submit”.
An e-mail acknowledging your registration in the SSS web site will be sent to you together with your User ID. Click on the link to be directed to the password setup page.
To activate your My.SSS account and nominate your preferred password, simply encode the last 6 digits of your CRN/SS Number then click “Submit” and enter your preferred password.
By having your own My.SSS account, not only will you have access to your account records but also have access to the following e-services: Benefit Re-disbursement Module, Disbursement Account Enrollment Module, apply for the different loan programs like salary, calamity and pension loan, adjustment of maternity benefit, request for member data change (simple corrections only), request records, submit maternity notification and benefit applications such as maternity benefit, retirement and funeral. You may also generate your own Payment Reference Number and access the Simulated Retirement Calculator.
Creating your own My.SSS account is useful. Aside from the convenience of having access to your account anytime, you are also empowered to do transactions on your own by filing the applications and monitoring its status online. However, we discourage you from sharing your personal information to anyone as this will compromise your account and may create confidentiality issues. After setting up your account, you can also familiarize yourself with the different services available online. This way, you need not go to the branch office just to file applications when there’s an option to do it online. Take advantage of the convenience our online processes offer, after all, your safety and convenience are what matter most, especially that we are still in the middle of a pandemic.
On this note, I would like to dedicate this column to all the men and women of SSS who remain dedicated and loyal in providing their services to all our members and pensioners here and across the globe.
Maligayang ika-64 Taong Anibersaryo at Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!
Have a great day ahead!
Aurora C. Ignacio is SSS president and chief executive officer.
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