The sss prn is necessary to pay your contribution via online and through the different accredited payment centers. In this post, you will find out the many ways to generate your personal sss prn online or physically as a voluntary member, self-employed, and as an OFW. It can be via the sss mobile app, official website, or by visiting the nearby sss branch.
What is SSS PRN?
PRN stands for payment reference number. Sss launched this type of payment option in January 2018. Its aim is to facilitate the quick acknowledgment and validation of the member’s contribution payment after they visit the payment centers. As a result, sss will be able to reflect the payment to the member’s online records at my.sss the soonest possible time.
Sss prn is a 14 digit character composed of 2 letters and 10 numbers that is unique with respect to the member. You need to generate it online or get it in the branch and show it to the teller or cashier to pay your contribution. However, it has a due date.
As a member, you need to be mindful of its due date. Once it expires you need to generate a new one prior to doing an over-the-counter transaction at respective collecting partners.
Benefits of getting Payment Reference Number
I think one of the main benefits of prn is you can use it to pay your contribution online especially if you can do online banking at bpi, or have a paymaya, and/or using your bank cards.
Alternatively, when you have a prn, you can just visit the nearby accredited payment centers instead of going to the sss branch to pay your contribution.
5 Ways to Generate SSS PRN Easily
As far as I know, there are 5 ways to generate your sss prn. The available options are through the official website of sss, via calling their hotline, sending an email, mobile app, and last is by visiting the sss branch. In this post, we will cover the steps for all the possible options.
- Generate PRN in the SSS Mobile App online
- Call the PRN Helpline Telephone Number
- Visit the SSS Branch near you
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Get your PRN online at My.SSS website
Generate your prn in mobile app Online
This process requires you to register your existing sss account online. It is a one-time process so expect it to be a bit confusing at first.
Assuming you are already registered, login to your sss mobile app then go to the “Generate PRN/SOA” icon. When you ran the app, this square icon is normally seen at the lower left hand side of your mobile phone screen.
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.
Call the sss prn helpline numbers
Before you call these helpline numbers. You have to prepare your particulars such as your sss number, and complete name. In other words, make sure that you can easily get your hands to your ids.
Also, you have to know the number of months of contribution that you want to pay and the amount.
It is advisable that you have a pen and paper nearby so you can write on it your sss prn.
As I have mentioned earlier, it is a 14 digit letter and number combination. You will have a hard time memorizing it in a short period of time.
The local toll free Hotline number is 1-800-10-2255-777. For the prn helpline call 920-64-46 up to 55.
You can call these numbers from Mondays to Fridays.
Go to the SSS branch near you
When you visit an sss branch, make sure that you carry with you your valid identification cards. In this way, the sss employee will be able to know your identity.
Similar with the other aforementioned options, you need to know the months that you want to pay and also the equivalent amount.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can send an email to sss helpline so they can assist you in generating your prn.
In the email, you need to 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. This is in accordance with the schedule of contribution.
Here is a sample email format:
Hi PRNHELPLINE, Good day, please assist me in generating my sss payment reference number for my contribution. Here are my particulars:
Applicable period of prn:
Your name here
Send this email to PRNHelpline@sss.gov.ph
Go to my.sss website to generate PRN online
This option also require that you already registered your sss number online.
If you have done so. Login to member.sss.gov.ph. Afterward, at the navigation bar, hover your mouse to “PAYMENT REFERENCE NUMBER (PRN)” tab. In the dropdown menu, you will see an option to generate your prn.
At the new page. Select your membership type. Applicable period such as the month and year. Select the premium amount.
Sss will then show you the total amount that you need to pay at the accredited banks or payment centers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you download the PDF version of your PRN. Afterward, print it on bond paper. This option however is only applicable if you generate it at the my.sss website.
In the PDF file, you will see the applicable period that you can use your generated prn. It will also show you your individual payment reference number, bar code, and the amount you need to pay. Furthermore, the PDF file will show your ss number and payor type.
Based on experience, NO. You cannot pay your contribution without PRN. Even for over-the-counter transactions directly at the SSS branch, they still require you to have a PRN.
The government institution already announced that PRN is mandatory. Here is the sample payment slip of my OTC transaction.
Your payment reference number has no expiration date. Instead, it has a due date which is relative to the “applicable period” or the last day your need to pay your contribution.
If you were not able to pay your contribution using the said PRN on or before the due date then it will become invalid. This just means you need to create a new one.
There you go guys! Getting a PRN or payment reference number is very simple. In my opinion, among the 5 possible ways, the most convenient for you is by generating it on the mobile app. Because in the app there is an option to pay it directly online.