SSS online registration guide and steps to check SSS contributions and membership data records online in 2019 for private sector employees, self-employed, voluntary members, and OFW.
Members that have internet access can make online transactions like setting appointments to specific SSS servicing branch, get their existing 10-digit SSS ID number, members data change E4, update contact information, salary loan application, and submit retirement benefits claim application.
They can also process maternity benefits claim, educational assistance loan, flexi-fund enrollment, and request copies of their membership data records. All of these can be done at the comfort of home. There is no long waiting time, no hassle from traffic, no transportation cost, and most of all saves time.
They just need to make an online registration though sss.gov.ph. Registration is free of charge, very simple, and would only take less than 30 minutes to complete. SSS or Social Security System of the Republic of Philippines plays vital role in the country’s workforce particularly those members who are employed in private sectors, household employees, self-employed, voluntary members, non-working spouse of SSS member, and enrolled Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
It provides benefits package if the mentioned members have experienced disability, maternity (female members), sickness, retirement, and death. Depending on the members’ status, their primary beneficiaries will also received social protection services from this government institution.
To register and view your SSS contribution online, you need to have a desktop or laptop computer which has installed web browser (Firefox, Chrome, and internet explorer) and has an internet connection. By the way, SSS recommends internet explorer as the browser to use when viewing your contribution online.
You can also use Firefox and Chrome, however, the two mentioned browsers occasionally have issues with the SSS website. I have below the steps (with pictures) that you can follow to start and finish your registration process:
SSS Online Registration Tutorial and Steps to Check SSS Contributions Online
Step1. Go to sss.gov.ph website. On the right portion of the page you will find member login. Go to the “Not yet registered in My.SSS click here link.” You will be redirected to the online member user ID registration.
Step2. Supply all the necessary information as reported to the Social Security System. Supply your SSS number, first name, middle name, surname, date of birth, and valid email address. If you do not have an email, you should create one by going to yahoo.com or gmail free of charge. After finished filling out the form, enter the code on the space provided.
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Once done you will receive a notification similar to the photo below:
Step3. Check your email for the website email validation sent by SSS.gov.ph. The email comes with a link to continue your online registration.
Step4. Supply all the information on the required field. Supply your complete name, address, postal code, contact number, preferred user ID, and password. Tick the “I accept the terms and conditions” and hit submit.
Once done you will receive a notification similar to the photo below:
Step5. Again check your email. SSS will send you a confirmation email stating that you are successful with your registration. The email also comes with your user ID and password which you will use to login to your My.SSS account. Keep a copy or memorize your User ID and password as it will always be needed when you log in to your account.
Now that you are done with your SSS online registration, the next step which is step 6, will be to check now your SSS contribution online. The next two steps is easier to follow it will only take less than 5 minutes.
Step6. Login to your My.SSS. Go to sss.gov.ph then supply your user ID, password and hit submit.
Unfortunately, there are instances where the government’s website will show you error similar to the one in the photo below. According to SSS, the problem occur when the member is using an unsupported web browsers such as google chrome and firefox. For smooth, optimal viewing and functionality, SSS recommends to use Internet Explorer.
To solve this issue you need to click the shield-like icon located at the upper left corner next to the address bar. In the options link choose the “disable protection for now.” The website will automatically refresh to show the right info.
Step7. Check your SSS monthly contributions. Go to the E-services link then “Inquiry”. On the member info tab select the actual premiums. The website will then show your monthly contribution from the beginning date of coverage which is usually from the time you become employed up to the present.
Login to your My.SSS account at www.sss.gov.ph website occasionally to determine if your present employer is consistently remitting your monthly SSS contribution. Also to keep you updated with your current monthly contribution amount.
A Filipino citizen can retire at the age of 60. SSS members need to have paid at least 120 months contribution prior to the semester of retirement to be eligible to a lifetime cash benefit or pension per month. Pensions can be paid thru the members’ designated bank account where he / she wishes to receive it. Those retiree who would not be able to complete the 120 months contribution will receive a lump sum amount.
The dependents of the retiree-members will also receive a monthly dependent’s allowance that is equivalent to 10 percent of members’ pension per month. The allowance will stop if the dependents have reached the age of 21, became employed, gets married, or become diseased.
As of October 2017, there are approximately nine hundred and fifty thousand employers that are registered with SSS. The registered members composed of employees, self- employed, voluntary members, and overseas Filipino workers are around 36 million.
SSS Contribution Table 2018
Here is the schedule of contributions from SSS. Use this as reference when you are not yet familiar regarding the contribution amount you need to remit per month.
The monthly SSS contribution depends on the salary of the member. The current rate is 11 percent of the member’s salary per month.
For employed members, the amount is usually shared by the employer and employee. The employer shoulders the 7.37 percent while the employee shoulders the 3.63 percent.
Voluntary and Self-employed members need to pay the whole 11 percent based on their monthly salary declared at the time of their SSS registration.
Overseas Filipino Worker members has an assigned minimum salary which is around P5000. According to the SSS contribution table they need to remit minimum of P550 per month for their contributions.
The non-working spouse contribution will be based on 50 percent of working spouse’s month salary credit. It shall not be lower than P1000.
Due Dates of Monthly Contributions
For employed members, usually it is their employer who pays for their monthly contributions and loans based on the latter’s SSS ID number. Payment due date is in accordance with the prescribed schedule of payment which is based on the 10th digit of the SS number. For example, if the 10th digit is 7 or 8 the payment deadline is on the 25th day of the month.
Self-employed and Voluntary members need also to follow the prescribed schedule of payment. However, they have option to remit their contribution on monthly and quarterly basis.
Overseas Filipino Worker members can pay their contributions for the months of January to December on the same year. Contributions for the month of October to December can also be paid on January of succeeding year.
SSS International Toll-Free Numbers and Contact Details
For concerns , suggestions, and reactions, you can get in touch with SSS personnel through their trunkline telephoner numbers. These are (632) 920 – 6401, and call center (632) 920 – 6446 to 55. The toll – free telephone numbers is 1-800-10-2255777. OFWs who have concerns may check other telephone numbers below:
SSS contact details for Asian Countries
SSS contact details for Middle East Countries
Saudi Arabia: 800-863-0022
For European Countries
Local Mobile numbers are (Globe) 0977-804-8668, and (Smart) 0998-847-4092. You can also send them an email through these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
*I hope this step by step guide helps when you process your sss online registration, and also when you check your sss contribution online afterwards.