What is CRN for SSS and Where to Find it?

Common Reference Number or CRN serves as the link to your respective membership numbers for SSS, Philhealth, Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF), and GSIS.

You can find your CRN at the front upper right side of your UMID ID card. It is a 12-digit number issued by SSS 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 sss password 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. 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.

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7 comments… add one
  • rachel luntayao oli

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

    • Matt

      You can visit the sss website and register your existing sss account online. At the e-services tab, you can check which type of loan you can apply. Because the type of loan depends on the status of your contributions.

  • Virgilio arquio davin

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

  • ket

    Hi there, question. I actually don’t have UMID Card so there’s no chance that I have a CRN. I want to register an account in sss and it’s needing a CRN. Now, I cannot register and I can’t get a PRN so that I can pay my contributions. Is there any way you can help me? TYIA.

    • 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?

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