What is CRN for SSS and Where to Find it?

The meaning of CRN in SSS is Common Reference Number. It serves as the link to your respective membership numbers for Social Security System, Philhealth, Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF), and GSIS.

You can find your CRN for SSS at the front upper right side of your UMID ID card. It is a 12-digit number issued by Social Security System for privately employed individuals or issued by GSIS for government-employed personnel when they apply for their respective UMID ID.

GSIS however, does not come up with its own CRN, as the said government agency also gets it from the Social Security System (SSS). Based on this, it seems that SSS generates the CRN and GSIS only distributes it to their new members.

The existing SSS members can use their CRN number if they want to create an online account with the agency. Now, assuming you already register your sss account online but have forgotten your login details. You can also use your Common Reference Number as an alternative to reset your login details online in case you do not know your social security number.

SSS implements the usage of the Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) card in 2010. After 5 years in 2015, the agency redesigned the card’s features but they keep the location of CRN in the same spot. You may be asking if CRN and SSS Numbers are the same. Unfortunately, they are not. The former has 12 digits, while the latter only has 10 digit numbers. The digits between the hyphen are also different. The good news though, is these numbers are somehow related.

I think the advantage of having a UMID card is you do not have to bring other government IDs. You only need to present your UMID if you want to make transactions with Pag-Ibig Fund, Philhealth, Government Service Insurance System, and Social Security System.
sss crn sample photosss id number sampleI have here photos or UMID ID and SSS ID. Check the numbers that the arrow is pointing to. So you can see the respective samples of CRN and SS number.

How to Reset SSS Password?

To reset SSS Password, visit the website of SSS at www.sss.gov.ph, then at the member login page, tap the “Forgot User ID or Password” link. Afterward, choose between “My Registered Email Address,” or “Security Question” to reset your SSS Password. In either of the choices, SSS will ask you to input your CRN, or SS Number and the captcha in the given space.

Login to your registered email because SSS will send you an email containing the password reset link. Tap the latter, it will redirect you to the resetting password page. View your User ID and input your new SSS Password.

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36 comments… add one
  • rachel luntayao oli

    how to log in and file a salary loan?????

  • Virgilio arquio davin

    Hello how to apply online register.di po kc ako makapasok sa online nyo po salamat

  • Matt

    Hi Ket, you mean you do not have an UMID but have an existing SSS number? You can try registering using your sss number.

  • Mark

    Where to find CRN online? Don’t have a UMID card yet

  • roberto roales

    I have a UMID card but i don’t have SSS card or number. Do i have to have have SSS# still?

  • Danilo

    Why i cant access? I tried it many times by using my CRN number in my SSS card?

    • Matt

      To access your online account with SSS, you need to register online to their website using your CRN number.

  • Gloria Chen

    how can i apply for a CRN…where can i find it so that i can apply online

  • Chenee Anne

    Hello Good day po. Just asking po if how can i get my CRN / SSS number ? I don’t have a UMID CARD OR ID i want to register an account but theres no chance because i dont have a CRN. pa help p thanks .

  • Gesirie Olasiman

    Good day po. Where can I find my CRN or SS number? I don’t have a UMID CARD OR ID. Please pa help po. Thank you

    • Matt

      Hi Gesirie, you can find your CRN printed on the UMID ID, and on your sss online account.

  • JsN

    hey guys! i registered thru online registration. now their asking me to enter my crn/ss number, but they didnt send me any. i already checked my email.

    • JsN

      I dont have a UMID ID and before i can access my online account they want me to enter the last 6 digits of my crn/ss number

      • yna

        samee. did u already get your crn/ss number? how did u do it po? pleasee helppp

        • Marj

          Hi. Did your problem solve already? Coz I also have a problem like that as in right now. They keep asking for CRn but I don’t have one.

  • RBP

    Pareho ang number ng SSS ko at CRN – Why is yours different?

    • Matt

      Hi RBP, because it is different. I suggest that you verify with Sss which of the two is the correct sss number and or crn.

    • MJ

      so the last 6 digit no. of CRN is (base on your example) is 89100-1? is that correct?


    Same problem. Where can I get my CRN. I also don’t have UMID Card or any ID. I need to get my SSS number for my requirements. What should I do? I need it asap. I already signed the SSS application form.

  • Margen

    crn and tracking number po ba iisa lng?

    • Matt

      No, they are different. I am not familiar with the tracking number.

  • Kam

    Weirdly, I had my UMId 12yrs ago, It has the same CRN and SSS number >.<


    how to get #crn for Sss

  • Jerome

    Hi. May i know where i can get my crn?

    • Matt

      Hi Jerome, you can find your CRN in your UMID ID.


    I dont have crn/ss number . I want to apply it in online but I got an error for crn number that I dont have. What will I do?

  • William Balatucan Jr

    Sir my narecib po ako alpha numeric code pero di nman nila detail kung san ko ilalafay ung code na un para makapag change or recover ko ung password

  • William Balatucan Jr

    Sir meron po ako sss id 10 number po un san po dun ang crn no. po ung sample nyo nakaturo lang sa no.2

  • Joana

    Where can i find CRN number after registration online?

    • Matt

      If you are able to access your my.sss account then you can find it on the upper left-hand side of the page. Your CRN is located below your name. I hope this helps.

  • Moires Mar Hallasgo

    I totally lost my UMID number and CRN.
    How could I possibly know my sss number? thank you for the repy.

  • Jerome Palad

    I don’t have CRN,,, but I have sss ID number the old one

    • Matt

      Hi Jerome, the SSS number never expires.

  • Ching T. Picardal

    How can i get CRN Or SS number if i dont have umid id?thanks

  • Joseph maliksi

    Yes you can use PRN to create an SSS account. I did the same last november

  • Jacinto Q. Acaling, Jr.

    Is the CRN needed to have an account with MY. SSS or my SSS number is okey? thanks.

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