How to Know Your SSS Number if Forgotten in 6 Easy Ways

Here are 6 easy ways to verify your sss number if you forgot it. You can retrieve it online, by your different sss forms, from your previous employer, and thru the SSS office.

The social security system provides a permanent sss number to the new and upcoming members of the said government agency. It is a 10 digit number arranged this way 22-1213122-2. These digits are attached to the name of Filipino citizens the moment they apply for membership.

However, members oftentimes forget their sss number. The possible reason is they have many other membership numbers to maintain from other government agencies such as pagibig and philhealth numbers. Private institutions like banks also provide their own account and credit card numbers. Just thinking about it is already overwhelming.

Sss numbers are sometimes taken for granted. Why? Because you will only need it when you are about to apply for a salary loan, calamity loan, pension, maternity for female members, and retirement benefits. You seldom think about it at the early stage of your 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 contribution to the government agency. We just need to verify it online at least once a month.

So, is it justifiable to forget our sss number? The answer is still a big NO. As I said earlier, our sss number is very important when we want to avail of our benefits.

In this post, I will share with you the different ways to recover your lost and forgotten sss number and sample locations on where to find it. Because if you forget your number, you are not allowed to apply for a new one.

Here’s How to Know Your SSS Number by Online, Employer, and Forms

These options are arranged based on ease of doing the recovery and verification of our sss number. You can start searching for your number at home first. Next is on your employer since you go to work during weekdays, and last is by verifying your SSS number directly at the government institution’s office.

Check SSS Personal Record E-1 Form for Your Number

This form is very important in my opinion. Normally, members will keep it in their archives of documents in a safe place. The E-1 form contains our SSS number.

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For first timers, this is the first form that you will receive from SSS upon becoming a member. You will see your number in the upper left part of the form.

SSS Contributions Payment Return (RS-5) Form

If you lost your sss e1 form. There 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.

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View your SSS Member’s Data Amendment E-4 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 SSS branch. The gov agency will then give you a pink form which is a copy of your amendment details. There also a chance that you might keep this in a safe place. sss number verification in e 4 form members data amendment form

Register in My.SSS using your CRN

This is another suggestion that you can do without leaving your home. If you have a UMID ID with a CRN. I suggest that you register in sss online at the website or using the sss 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?”

At 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 the password recovery.

Inquire to Previous and Current Employer for your forgotten sss number

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 and 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 Number Directly at the Branch

This is another way to get your sss number. 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 timer, going to the branch is also the best way to get your number for the first time.

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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.

There you have it. I hope these suggestions can help your recover your forgotten sss number fast and with less hassle.

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40 comments… add one
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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