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With the increase in demand for government IDs, many people are now looking for ways to obtain an SSS ID. The Social Security System, or SSS, for short, distributes social security benefits for employees of private companies. In addition, they provide replacement income if the worker cannot do so. Cases like this happen in events such as death, old age, disability, sickness, and maternity.
Due to the pandemic, applying online for an SSS ID is now possible! It saves you the hassle of commuting and waiting in line to get a form. Not only that, but SSS also has a mobile app to help you keep track of your payments and allow you to register online.
With that, here are the steps on how to register for an SSS ID online in 2022.
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Steps For SSS ID Online Application
Most people nowadays own a smartphone, and with the transition of most government services online, it’s only reasonable enough that they will integrate their application forms for mobile users for a more convenient approach.
It is also possible to apply using your personal computer and its browser; follow these step-by-step instructions for SSS ID online application.
- Go to WWW.SSS.GOV.PH and click the member as shown in the image below:
- Click on “Register In My SSS”
- After clicking on register, the page will remind you that some personal information is needed to ensure successful registration and other requirements to proceed with the registration.
- If you agree to these terms, check the box at the end of the page, then click proceed.
- After step 4, the page will redirect you to the Online Member User ID Registration. Fill up the blanks with the necessary information to proceed.
- Once submitted, the next page will show you a confirmation page, where you will review all the info you have submitted and ensure that all of them are correct without any misspellings. Click confirm once you have assured that all of them are correct.
- SSS will then send an email where your transaction number slip and personal record UMID are attached.
- Finally, you have successfully created your SSS account, though you are not yet a member. To become a member, you will have to submit the following requirements in person to obtain your SSS ID:
Once you obtain the necessary documents, you can submit them at your nearest SSS office to complete your registration.
SSS ID FAQs
Why Is It Necessary To Apply For An SSS ID?
SSS is a form of personal insurance to alleviate the consequences of being unemployed. Since unemployed people are a burden not only to the people that feed them but the nation as a whole, the government incentivises people who sacrifice a bit of their salary for their future using the Social Security System.
Not only that, applying for SSS is mandated by the Philippine law under Republic Act No. 8282, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 1997, where the declaration of policy states that:
“It is the policy of the State to establish, develop, promote and perfect a sound and viable tax-exempt social security system suitable to the needs of the people throughout the Philippines which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their beneficiaries against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old-age, death, and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden. Towards this end, the State shall endeavor to extend social security protection to workers and their beneficiaries.”
Since it is mandated to have all private companies comply with this law, all employees working in the private sector will need to apply for an SSS ID.
What Are The Benefits Of Being An SSS Member?
Many factors affect an employee’s ability to work, that includes diseases and accidents. Being unable to work means less salary, making it difficult to get out of your predicament or even worsen it. Being an SSS member will help you lessen your problems and help you get back in shape to be healthy again.
Here is a summary of your benefits as an SSS member.
- Sickness – A daily cash allowance paid for the number of days a member cannot work due to illness or injury
- Maternity – A daily cash allowance granted to a female member who cannot work due to childbirth or miscarriage
- Disability – A cash benefit granted – either as a monthly pension or a lump sum amount – to a member who becomes permanently disabled either partially or totally.
- Retirement – A cash benefit granted- either as a monthly pension or a lump sum amount – to a member who can no longer work due to old age.
- Death – A cash benefit granted – either as a monthly pension or a lump sum amount – to the beneficiaries of a deceased member.
- Funeral – A cash benefit given to whoever paid for the funeral expenses of the deceased member.
- Unemployment Benefit – It is a cash benefit granted to covered employees, including Kasambahay and OFWs, who are involuntarily separated from employment, such as in cases of cessation of operation or the installation of labor-saving devices.
The SSS ID is crucial to ensuring our future and the future of the people around us. It’s also a tremendous help to avoid or alleviate adverse events that can happen outside our control. Be a member of the SSS now and protect your future! – WhatALife/Vaughn