How to create SSS online and why you need to register
Everything is online nowadays. Even SSS now implements “no web registration, no salary loan” policy. Plus, seeing your contributions posted online gives an assurance that your employer is not violating the social security law. According to ECC, “if any contribution is not paid, the employer shall pay besides the contribution a penalty thereon of 3 percent (SSS) or 2 percent (GSIS) a month from the date of the contribution falls due until paid.” There are some perks when you have SSS online account besides not filing a vacation leave to visit the nearest branch.
Perks of having an SSS Online Account
- View and update information anytime
- Monitor and check contributions and payments
- Apply for Salary Loan
- Check Salary Loan Status
- Check Salary Loan Balance
- Can check Benefits such as Sickness, Maternity, Retirement, Disability Claims
- Can check Documentary Requirements for different benefits
The Philippine Social Security System (SSS) is a state-run, social insurance program in the Philippines to workers in the private, professional and informal sectors. SSS is established by virtue of Republic Act No.1161, better known as the Social Security Act of 1954. This law was later amended by Republic Act No. 8282 in 1997.
SSS provides death, funeral, maternity leave, permanent disability, retirement, sickness and involuntary separation/unemployment benefits. The Employees’ Compensation (EC) Program which started in 1975 provided double compensation to workers who had illness, accident during work-related activities, or died. EC benefits are granted only to members with employers other than themselves.
SSS members can make “salary” or “calamity” loans. SSS calculates Salary loans based on a member’s particular monthly salary credit. Calamity loans are for instances when the government has declared a state of calamity in the area where an SSS member lives, following disasters such as flooding and earthquakes.
But you still need to go to nearest SSS branches to file for Calamity, Emergency, and Education Assistance Loans due to documentary requirements.
SSS Online Portal
SSS launched their online portal where members can easily access their records and make transactions online instead of going to SSS branch. To be able to access you need to register first.
Who can register?
- Employees who are member of SSS
- Self-employed member of SSS
- Overseas Filipino Workers
- Voluntary Members
- Household employees
- Non-working spouse (at least one month contribution)
Steps for Online Registration
Go to Official SSS website: https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/portlets/siteDesign/homeindex/homeIndex1.jsp
In My.SSS tab, choose Registration then Member Registration and click. Please select one (1) information as reported to SSS to register.
After selecting one of the information, you need to fill out the form with your complete details.
Fill out all details then enter the captcha code then tick “I accept the Terms of Service” and click “Submit”.
You will receive an email notification within thirty (30) minutes from firstname.lastname@example.org that contains activation link. Activate your account as soon as you receive as it will expire after five working days otherwise you need to start all over again. Click the link provided to create your SSS online password. Make sure to create a strong password for security reasons.
If the email notification doesn’t appear in your Inbox, you may check your Spam folder.
You can now access your SSS Online Account once done with all the steps.
Log in using your USER ID and Password.
You can also download SSS Mobile App. It is user-friendly and convenient.
Password expires every ninety (90) days thus you need to change and update regularly. I will show you how to check online contributions and salary loan status next time so please regularly visit our blog or bookmark our website mykmag.com for more adulting tips!