How to Know your SSS ID number if you forgot it [7 Ways]

The fastest and easiest way to know your SSS Number is by logging in to your MySSS Portal. You will see your SSS Number below your name.

Alternatively, here are the 7 easy ways to know your SSS ID number if you lost or forgot it. This post will teach you how to get it online, on your SSS documents, from your employer, and in the sss branch.

What is an SSS ID number and Where to Find it?

An SSS ID number is a permanent 10-digit ID number that the Social Security System provides to Filipinos the moment they apply for membership. The perfect example of an SSS ID number is 22-1213122-2.

If you forget or lost it, these are the suggestions that you can do to retrieve it. These are arranged based on the ease of retrieving your SSS ID number. You can do some of the suggestions even without registration or when you do not have an online account.

You can search for your SSS ID number at home through your documents. Next, you can inquire about it with your employer since you go to work during weekdays. Then online at your mysss account, and lastly by verifying your number directly at the sss office. In summary, to know your SSS ID number do the following:

  1. Check your SSS ID Number in the Personal Record Form
  2. View your SSS ID Number in your Contributions Payment Return (RS-5) Form
  3. Find your SSS ID Number in the Member’s Data Amendment Form
  4. Register in My.SSS using your CRN
  5. Check your SSS ID Number in MySSS Portal Online
  6. Inquire about your SSS ID Number from your Past and Present Employers
  7. Go to SSS Branch to Verify your SSS ID Number

Check your SSS ID number in the Personal Record Form

Normally, members will keep a copy of this form in their archives of documents in a safe place at home.
how to get sss number 1For first-timers, the “Personal Records” form is the first document that you will receive from SSS upon becoming a member. You will see your sss number in the upper left part of your Personal Record form. The form will also reflect all your beneficiaries such as your spouse, children, and both of your parents.

View your SSS ID number in your Contributions Payment Return (RS-5) Form

This form is another document that might help you retrieve your sss number. This form is necessary if you pay your contributions monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. You may have kept a used form like this since you have to use it many times when paying your contribution. Also, you need to consolidate it for verification of your past and present contributions.

You can see your handwritten sss number on the upper left-hand part of the form. Meanwhile, your machine-validated sss number is located on the upper rightmost part of the form.

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Find your SSS ID number in the Member’s Data Amendment Form

If you happen to amend your membership details, such as updating your dependents, or you have changed your status from single to married. You need to fill up this form and submit it to the SSS branch. The gov agency will then give you the E-4 pink form which is a copy of your amendment details. There is also a chance that you have kept this form in a safe place in your house. You can also see your sss number on the upper left-hand side of your e-4 form.

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Register in My.SSS using your CRN

This is another suggestion that you can do without leaving your home. If you have a Unified Multi-Purpose ID or UMID with a CRN. I suggest that you register in sss online at the website or using the mobile app. The agency knows your number, but one way for you to view it is to register for an online account.

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Go to and visit the “member” link under the portal. You will be redirected to new screen. Proceed to “Not Yet Registered in My.SSS?”

On the sss website, you can register an online account using different options. But since you do not know your social security number, then select the “UMID.” Select the option to use your to get sss number 5 Fill up all the necessary fields. After you are successful with your registration, you can log in to your account. Immediately, you can view your sss number at the upper left of the page just below your complete name.

This option is only possible assuming you are not registered online yet. If you already have an online account and you do not know your login details, I suggest you proceed with password recovery.

Check your SSS ID number in MySSS Portal Online

Earlier, I told you that SSS knows your number. They save your membership records in their database.

Login to your SSS account online to view your SSS number. You will find your sss number in the upper-left corner of the webpage below your name.

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Login to SSS Mobile App to View your SSS Number

You can also log in to the SSS mobile application to view your SSS Number. It is located on the top center of your mobile phone’s screen.

To log in, open the mobile app using your iOS or Android smartphone. Afterward, input your User ID and password in the appropriate space, then tap the Sign In button.

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Inquire about your SSS ID number from your Past and Present Employers

If you forgot your membership number, you can politely request your previous as well as current employer for your sss information.

Usually, our previous employer keeps our personal information even after we left our job. They will also keep our government membership numbers for a certain number of years. For example, if you asked for a certificate of employment, our previous employer would be happy to give us a copy. Just maintain a good relationship with the human resource department so it will be a lot easier.

You can give the HR department of your previous company a call or email. Afterward, just wait for a few days for a return email hopefully with your membership numbers. You can also make a follow-up call in case they took more than 1 week to respond to your email. Again, be polite because you are the one in need of their service.

Verify your SSS ID number in the SSS Branch

This is another way to retrieve your sss number even if you do not have an online account. Unfortunately, if you are working, you need to file a leave with your company. Because it may cost you the whole day to visit the sss branch due to while traveling traffic and long waiting hours at the branch office. For first-timers, going to the branch is also the best way to get your SSS ID number for the first time and to check if it is active or not.

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When you visit the branch, you need to bring valid identification cards for verification purposes of your identity.

This option has some advantages as this is a sure way to get your forgotten sss number back. If you arrived early at the office it is possible that there is no waiting line. You can get your number in the shortest possible time.

Call the Landline of the Social Security System office to retrieve your SSS Number

If you do not have the time to visit the SSS branch, another option for you to get your SSS Number is to call their telephone line. According to their website, you can call “1455” during office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays (excluding holidays).  The SSS staff will have to verify your identity so make sure that you know your personal details before giving them a call.

Frequently Asked Questions when We Forget or Lost our SSS ID number

What will happen if you do not know your SSS ID number?

You will not be able to avail the benefits and services from the Social Security System.

Can someone retrieve my SSS ID number from the SSS office on my behalf?

Yes, you need to provide a written authorization letter to the person who will retrieve it for you.

Why do we forget or lost our SSS ID number?

The possible reason we forget our SSS ID number is that we have many other membership numbers to maintain from other government agencies. Private institutions like banks also provide us with their own account and credit card numbers. Just thinking about it is already overwhelming.

Why do we sometimes take for granted our SSS ID number?

Because we will only need it when we apply for a salary loan, calamity loan, pension, maternity for female members, and retirement benefits. We seldom think about our SSS ID number at the early stage of our working career or when we are young.

When we become an employee, we just need to provide a copy of our sss number to our employers. When payday comes, they will automatically pay our share of the contribution to the government agency. We just need to verify it online at least once a month. Hence, we fail to appreciate the value of our SSS ID number.

Can I have multiple SSS ID numbers so I will have a spare if I lost my first one?

You are not allowed to have two or more SSS ID numbers. Having multiple SSS ID numbers can cause delays in processing your benefits.

If you have more than one SSS ID number, visit the nearest SSS branch to cancel your second SSS ID number. Afterward, request the consolidation of your contribution and loans to your original SSS ID number.

How Not to lose your SSS ID number?

Write your SSS ID number on a piece of paper and keep it together with your valuable documents in a safe place at home. In this way, when you can’t remember your ID number, you know the first location to search for it.

Can I Apply for a new SSS ID number if I lost the old one?

You cannot apply for another SSS ID number if you lost your first. What you can only do is retrieve it.

Can I Change or Replace my SSS ID number if I lost it?

No, changing the digits of your SSS ID number is not allowed. Once you got your ID number, it is permanent for life.

Should I withdraw my membership to SSS because I lost or forgot my ID number?

There is no option to withdraw your membership. Once you become an SSS member, it is for a lifetime.

Can I deactivate my original SSS ID number when I lost or forgot it?

Deactivating your ID number with SSS is not allowed. It will remain active for life.

Can I use another person’s SSS ID number when I lost my own?

No, you are not allowed to use anyone’s SSS ID number other than your own.

Can I get a Job if I do not know my SSS ID number?

In the Philippines, employers require that you present your SSS ID number to them before they give you a job. Before applying for a job, you need to secure an ID number from SSS. On the other hand, if you forgot your existing ID number, then you have to retrieve it from SSS using the 7 ways I stated in this post.

What to do next?

There you have it guys. As you can see, it is easy to recover your sss number so do not worry. What you need to do is select the options I have stated above. If you are not in a hurry, you can start by scanning through your documents at home. You may have SSS documents or forms that you keep in a safe place in your house.

If your employer is regularly paying your sss contribution, then it is pretty sure that they have a record of your SSS number. Otherwise, call your previous employer as they also keep a master list of their previous employees. They have your records. If you want to get your sss number immediately, then the best way is to visit an sss branch.

I hope these 7 suggestions can help you know your forgotten or lost sss number fast and hassle-free.

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  • Annabel Alangan

    good day po ask ko lang po nawala po ung SSS ID ko at wala po akong employer kusa ko nag open ng account sa SSS paano ko po malalaman ung SSS number ko po

    • Matt

      Hi Annabel, you can check the different documents I have listed in this post such as your contribution payment, and E-1 form.

      • Ilyne rae

        Hi sir Matt… This is my problem too. I forgot my e1 sss number. And my e1 form was lost because typhoon and flooding my house. If ill check it from the brack they said wait a weeks for retrieving my account.but it was a last year. No one sending into my email. I need my sss number for my work. Pls help me to retrieve my # thankyou and godbless

        • Matt

          Hi Ilyne rae, I think you should go visit any sss branch to know your sss number. Once you have it at hand, I suggest that you go to my.sss website to enroll your account online. In this way, you can check it online whenever your need to.

          I hope this helps!

          • Naron B Avenido

            good day po ask ko lang po nawala po ung SSS ID ko at wala po akong employer kusa ko nag open ng account sa SSS paano ko po malalaman ung SSS number ko po.

          • Matt

            Hi Naron, you can check po the list of ways to retrieve your sss number in this post. Good luck!


      Sir/maam magtatanong lang po ako kung pano ko po malalaman ang aking sss number E1 registration kc po matagal na po syang nawala hindi ko lang po naasikaso kaya hindi ko po alam ang gagawin kung paano thrue online gusto ko lang po naman malaman yung ss number ko po salamat po at sa inyong magiging kasagutan

      • Matt

        Hi Wilmer, you can check your other sss forms that I have included in this post. Good luck!

  • marideth toroba lara

    Request to send my forgotten SSS number

    • Matt

      Hi Marideth, you can check the different sss forms in this post, or inquire to your employers to get your forgotten sss number. Good luck!

    • Carla mercado

      Im here in Canada, and i already forgot my sss number, paano ko po malalaman ang sss number ko, really need badly. Thanks

      • Matt

        Hi Carla, you can check the different sss forms in this post. Also, you can request your relatives in the Philippines to visit an SSS branch on your behalf to get your number.

    • Marjon

      Pwede ko Po bang Malaman Ang SSS number Kasi nawala Po yong ID company ko tapos nag apply Ako sa ibang company hiningan nila Ako nang SSD number ko kaso lang Hindi ko na memories Ang SSS number pwede niyo pong ipadala sa Ang SSS number ko

  • Maria theresa cruz villanea

    Pano po kaya makukuha ung sss no ko nawala po kc ung E-1 form q hindi ko na po matandaan sss no ko? Please pa help naman po… Salamat po…

    • Matt

      Hi Maria Theresa, there are other sss forms that you can check to know your number. Since E-1 form is just one of the many forms, you can try searching for the RS-5 form as we use it many times when paying for our monthly contributions.


    I was not able to save my SSS no. that was in my old sim when I upgraded it. May I have my no. please? Thank you.


    please help me how to update my record at sss thank you

  • Jaycel asotigue

    Hello sir mam i forgotten my sss no. Can you please help me how to know

    • Matt

      Hi Jaycel, I have listed here all the possible ways to retrieve your sss number. Good luck!

  • Gerlon Rodriguez

    Hello Ma’am/Sir pwede niyo po ba ako tulungan, Nawala po kasi ang E-1 form ko at Hindi ko po kabisado ang SSS No. Ko. Please help me naman po. Salamat

    • Matt

      Hi Gerlon, you can check the other forms listed in this post.

  • Faith

    Hi! I’m having a problem with my application on sss number. I’ve done the online application but at the end of it, they didn’t sent me my sss number. What should I do now?

  • Susana lopez

    Hi can I ask , I would like to continue my sss contribution but i lost my ID and i forgot my sss number… nasa abroad Po ako can you help me pls. Thanks

    • Matt

      Hi Susana, good day. Since you forgot all your details. I think the best way is to seek the help of your relatives to visit the SSS branch to retrieve your number.

  • Michael Anthony p. Martinez

    I lost my E1 how can I get my SSS number?

    • Matt

      You can try checking the other sss forms I’ve included in this post. The last option is to visit the sss branch near you. Good luck!

  • Jocelyn

    How can I recovered my sss number and username and password



    • Matt

      Hi Rosauro, you can check the other forms in this post po.

  • Leean verzosa Cañete

    Mam/Sir pano ko po nalalaman yung SS number ko malabo na po kasi sa E-1 Paper ko

    • Matt

      Hi Leean, you can check other forms that I listed in this post. For sure you still have forms such as them. Good luck!

  • Ann julia

    Hi my mom is a ofw, and as usual she forgets her SSS number. As her daughter in PH, i want to go to a SSS Branch to verify her SSS number. what documents do i need to provide them?

  • Joseph Vernlour Capuyan Andrino

    I registered online and wasnt able to take a picture of my SSS number because it switched immediately.
    What to do?

    • Matt

      You can try checking your email address. Usually, SSS sends on your email your particulars.

  • Bianca Camille Lapurga

    I applied for sss number online and the transaction is finished. Yet, they did not sent the sss number to my email. What should I do? Thank you.

  • Wella Guardiano

    Hello, I lost my E1 form and I was being ask to bring 2 IDs but I only have one and its a tin id, is it ok if I just bring my birth certificate to confirm that I’m that person?
    Is birth certificate enough or do I need to bring something else like cedula, baranggay clearance or what?

    • Matt

      Hi Well, I have not tried bringing my birth certificate as proof of identity so I cannot give an opinion about it. But you can give it a try since you will also bring your TIN ID.

  • lucila mendoza

    hi i have a problem. i register my sss number online but i didn’t get my sss number .
    i tried to repeat the process but unfortunately it said that i have been already reagistered and the transaction has been completed. ihave checked my email but i didnt received the crn number. what can i do aboutcan i that?

  • erly

    Hi! good day po panu ko po malalaman n may hulog n ung sss number ko at panu ko po sya makikita

    • Matt

      Hi Erly, you can check if you successfully pay your contribution at the website of sss.


    Paano k po mkukuha ang sss number ko pati ang E1 form nwla nrn po how to get my Sss number thank you god bless

    • Matt

      Hi Arlene, you can try checking the other sss forms I’ve listed in this post. If you are employed you can also check your current employer’s record. Maybe they have you sss number. You last option is by visiting the sss branch near you. Good luck!

  • Ben Jester Bernales

    What is my SS number?

    • Matt

      Hi Ben, you can know that by following the instruction in this post. Good luck!

  • Joel b porcincula

    Good pm Po..mapatulong Po sna knung panu mlaman an sss number ko..nag online lng po ako at one Kuna mkuha an sss number?

    • Matt

      Hi Joel, you can check the different sss forms that you have to know your sss number. You can see in this post the different forms that you can check. Good luck!

  • Jason Salas del Rosario

    Need to retrieve my sss number. Thank you.

    • Matt

      Hi Jason, you can check the 7 ways in this post to retrieve your sss number. Good luck!

  • federico royo

    I lost and forgatten my SSS no. since 1980 can you please find it for me. Name Federico Royo

  • Giah Mariel

    Hi sir. Everytime I enter my sss number it says that they don’t have any records of my sss number in their system. Please help :(

    • Matt

      Hi Giah, try to enter your sss number without a dash or space. Otherwise, you need to visit the sss branch for your concern.

  • Mark Jester Blanca

    Pano ko malalaman yung ss number ko thru online. Wala kasing nag send sakin sa email after ko mag register online ang meron lang is transaction number. nag email na ako sa SSS wala pa rin reply. thank you

  • Carmelita Panghulan

    This is to ask for help on how i can create my SSS online?
    I only have my CRN/SS number only but nothing on list of Preference.

    I just wanted to see on SSS, my monthly pension history because i noticed
    that there is some months not yet deposited on my PNB account.

    Hoping for your kind and immediate response to help on this matter.

  • Hezel Galamiton

    Good day! Can I ask, what if I have my transaction number but I don’t have any reference or sss number received from the SSS. What is the best thing I will do to get my SSS number online?

  • Trisha Ann Carteciano

    I lost my sss form. How can i get my sss number?

    • Matt

      Hi Trisha, you can check the other forms especially the RS-5 or contribution payment returns. I’m sure you have kept many of those forms as we use them every time we pay our contributions.
      When you lost all the forms, the other option for you is to visit the sss branch.

      • Michelle Freo

        Good day
        ask ko lng po sana kung pwede ako po ang mgverify ng sss number ng tatay ko d na po kc nia alam kung ano po number ng sss nia sobrang tagal na po kc.balak ko po sana ipagpatuloy
        salamat po

        • Matt

          Hi Michelle, the best way pag ganyang sobrang tagal na is go to the sss branch. Accompany your father and bring his IDs para ma-check po ng ss number niya.

  • Jen

    I fill up the registration form for selfemplyed membership, then balikan ko nln dw after 3day process..pero di ko na nabalikan..registerd nakaya un..what to do next po..thanks

    • Matt

      I suggest that you go back to verify if you are already registered and also to get your sss number.

  • Jerald Jim

    hello sir, I am already registered online for more than 10 years now but I forgot my login info as well as my SSS number, how can I retrieve my SSS number?


    hello sir,good day…I am already registered at SSS and did not contribute for more than 10 years and i forgot my SSS can I retrieve my SSS number and I want to continue my contribution…
    THANK YOU!!!

  • Ronel c. Herrera

    I need sss E1 form?

  • Jayson

    Paano po maretrieve ang SS number, Currently of outside the Country, OFW po Riyadh KSA

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