6 Simple Ways to Generate SSS PRN Number Easily

SSS PRN Number refers to the Social Security System Payment Reference Number. It is a 14-digit Alphanumerical which is a combination of 2 Alphabets and 12 Numbers. An example of an SSS PRN Number is VA987654321012.

The SSS PRN Number enables the Social Security System to quickly acknowledge and validate your payments for your contributions and loans to accredited collecting partners. As a result, SSS can reflect your payments to your sss online account in real-time.

Your SSS PRN has no expiration date. Instead, it has a due date that is relative to the “applicable period” or the last day you need to pay your contribution. If you cannot pay your contribution using the said PRN on or before the due date, it will become invalid. This means you need to create a new one by following the 6 suggestions in this post.

You can generate an SSS PRN Number on the Social Security System’s website, on the mobile app, in the SSS branch, by writing an email, by sending a text or sms, and by calling the sss landlines. The fastest and easiest way to generate an sss prn number is through the mobile app.

Once you have your SSS Payment Reference Number, you must provide it to the Cashier of accredited banks, Bayad centers, and online before you can pay your SSS dues.

In this article, I will show you the 6 different ways to get an SSS PRN Number as a voluntary member, as Self-Employed, and as an OFW.

1. Via Online at the SSS website

You can generate your SSS PRN number online on the SSS website. This option requires that you already registered your sss number online. You need 3 steps to do this process which takes between 1 minute to 2 minutes.

Step 1: Go to SSS website and log in with your account

You can either log in as an employer or as a member. Type in your registered User ID and password. Afterward, hit the submit button.

Step 2: Choose the Payment Reference Number (PRN) in the Navigation Tab

There are four choices in the navigation tab: Home, Member’s Profile, E-services, and Payment Reference Number (PRN). Go to the payment reference number tab.

Step 3: Get your Unique SSS PRN Number

On the PRN page, you have to select your membership type between OFW or Voluntary. You also need to indicate your applicable payment period in months and years. Then select the contribution amount.
generate-prn-at-my.sss-websiteOnce you are done, SSS will show you the total amount that you need to pay at accredited banks or payment centers. Afterward, hit the “Submit Request” button to generate your PRN.

2. Through the SSS Mobile App

Another way to generate your SSS PRN number is through the mobile app. This process also requires you to register your existing sss account online. You need 2 steps to do this process which takes between 45 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Step 1: Log in to your sss mobile app on your iPhone or Android devices

Locate the mobile app on your respective devices by swiping up/down, left/right on your mobile screen. Once you see it, open the app and log in to your account.

Step 2: Go to the “Generate PRN/SOA” icon

The said blue icon is located on the lower left-hand corner of your mobile phone screen. Go to the icon to generate your PRN.

The advantage of generating sss prn via this option is you can pay it directly to accredited payment partners such as bpi bank online, paymaya, or use your credit/debit cards.

use mobile app to get SSS PRN

3. Call the SSS Toll-Free Landlines

One of the options to generate your SSS PRN number is by calling SSS toll-free landline and helpline. The local toll-free telephone number of SSS is 1-800-10-2255-777. The PRN helpline is 920-64-46 to 55. You can call these numbers from Mondays to Fridays. You need 3 steps to do this process which takes between 10 minutes to 25 minutes.

Step 1: Pick up your phone

Before you call these helpline numbers. You must prepare your particulars such as your sss number, and complete name. In other words, make sure that you can easily get your hands on your IDs. Afterward, dial the respective toll-free numbers or the PRN helpline telephone number.

Step 2: Request your PRN number to the SSS Staff

Politely request to the sss employee about your PRN number. Tell the employee the number of months of the contribution that you want to pay and the amount.

Step 3: Write your PRN on a piece of paper

As I have mentioned earlier, PRN is a 14-digit letter and number combination. You will have a hard time memorizing it in a short period of time. So prepare a piece of paper and a black ballpen then write the PRN on it.

4. Visit the SSS Branch

You can visit the SSS branch and generate your SSS PRN number there. Bring valid identification cards when you visit an sss branch. It will help sss employees to know your identity. You will need to spend between 30 minutes to 1 hour at the branch.

visit sss branch to get prn number

5. Write an email to prnhelpline

You can write an email to the prnhelpline so they can assist you in generating your SSS PRN number. You need 2 steps to do this process. The time it takes to write an email and get a reply from prnhelpline@sss.gov.ph is between 1 day to 2 days.

Step 1: Write an email addressed to prnhelpline@sss.gov.ph

In the email, you must include your particulars such as your complete name, sss number, and the period you want to pay your contribution. Also, include in the email the amount that you want to pay in accordance with the table of contributions.

Here is a sample email format:


Good day, please assist me in generating my sss payment reference number for my contribution payment. Here are my particulars:

Complete name:

SSS number:

Member type:

Applicable period of prn:



Your name here

Send this email to PRNHelpline@sss.gov.ph and wait for their reply.

email sample format for requesting an sss prn

Step 2: Receive a copy of your PRN Number

Keep a copy of your unique PRN as it will be asked if you want to pay your SSS contribution online, at accredited banks, GCash, and respective payment centers.

6. Send a Text or SMS

You can use the Text SSS service to generate your SSS PRN number. The Text SSS is an SMS-based service of the Social Security System. You have to register your SS number to the text-based service which will take you between 10 to 15 minutes to do.

Once done with your registration, open the mobile messaging app on your smartphone and then text the SMS codes below.

SSS PRN <SS Number> <PIN> <BDAY MM/DD/YY format>
Afterward, Send it to 2600.

Example: SSS PRN 3312345678 4321 11/12/81
Send it to 2600

sss prn thru text

Can I pay my Contribution to SSS without a PRN or Payment Reference Number?

Yes, you can manually pay your contribution to SSS without a PRN. To do so, pay directly at the cashier in the SSS office near you.

What should you do when the SSS PRN Generator in Mobile App or Website is Not Working?

Wait for 30 minutes to 1 hour before you access again the SSS PRN generator. The possible reason the generator stopped working at the moment is that the website may be overloaded with users. The best time to access the SSS PRN generator is during off-peak hours which is from 9 pm to 8 am.

Can I delete my existing SSS PRN Online?

No, you cannot change, cancel, or delete your existing SSS PRN. But you can generate a new one to replace it.

Can I Print a copy of my SSS PRN?

Yes, you can print a hard copy of your SSS PRN. Download the PDF copy of your PRN on your computer then print it on 8.5 x 11-inch bond paper. This option however is only applicable if you generate your PRN at the SSS website.
sss prn sample in a pdf file

What information can I find in the SSS PRN form?

In the form, you will see the applicable period to use your generated PRN, your individual payment reference number, your bar code, and the amount you need to pay. Furthermore, the PRN form will show your SSS Number and payor type.

How many SSS PRN can I generate?

There is no limit on the number of PRN that you can generate.

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8 comments… add one
  • Romel cureg

    Nais q magkaroon ng SSS update

    • Matt

      Hi Romel, you can check the update to your sss via online. You have to create an online account with sss to do so. Good luck!

      • Milen

        Walang update c sss, di na nagshoshow (as of this writing ahh) ung “Generate PRN” sa website nila. Buti na lng meron itong blog mo sir, salamat! Mobile app pla ang sagot :)
        God bless.

        • Matt

          Hi Milen, tThank you for the appreciation.

  • Prudenciana Tuazon

    Is it possible for me to get PRN of my 3 relatives (voluntary contribution) using my email online just for this 1stQ of 2022? I am trying to pay it here SM North payment center besides my condo but the teller told me to get this PRN first.

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  • Princess Dela Cruz

    How can I get my prn number so I can start pay .

    • Matt

      You can try the different ways in the post.

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