Published: February 28, 2020 | Updated: July 13, 2020 | Posted by: Moneymax | Government Services
This article was published on December 2, 2019 and was updated on February 28, 2020.
In the past, tracking one’s monthly SSS contributions used to involve visiting an SSS branch or calling the agency’s hotline for self-employed workers and coordinating with the HR department for employees.
Those were the days, fortunately. Today, you can view your SSS contributions online via the Social Security System website. You can do it in less than five minutes, depending on your actual internet connection speed. No more follow-ups, stressful commutes, or falling in line.
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Verifying your monthly premium contributions regularly is worth the time and trouble.
✔️ If you’re employed by a company, you need to make sure that your employer is actually remitting the correct amount and is doing it without delays.
✔️ If you’re a self-employed or voluntary member, monitoring your SSS contributions will let you know immediately if you have any missed or incorrect payments so that you can make the necessary adjustments as early as possible.
Why should you be meticulous about your contribution payments? To qualify for an SSS loan or benefit, you need to meet the required minimum monthly contributions within a certain period.
For example, when you apply for an SSS loan, you need to have at least 36 posted monthly contributions within the last 12 months.
If you’ll avail of a sickness or maternity benefit, SSS requires at least three monthly contributions within 12 months immediately before the semester of sickness, injury, or childbirth.
You need to have a My.SSS account before you can gain access to your SSS contribution online. If you don’t have it yet, check our step-by-step guide on SSS online registration. Once you’ve successfully registered for an online SSS account, you can proceed with these steps to view your SSS contribution online.
Access the SSS website. To use the website properly, download and install Internet Explorer (IE) 11. If you’re using another browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari, a message prompt appears on the screen when you get to the homepage.
On the right panel of the SSS website’s home page, enter your My.SSS account’s user ID and password. Make sure you do it under Member Login instead of Employer Login.
If you forgot your user ID or password, click on “Forgot User ID or Password?” under the Submit button. You’ll see a page where you’ll have to enter your user ID (if you forgot only your password) or your email address (if you forgot both your user ID and password.) Click Submit and check your email for instructions from SSS about the retrieval or reset of your My.SSS account login details.
Hover your mouse over the E-SERVICES menu and then click on Inquiry. This will take you to the SSS Member Inquiry page where you’ll see your SSS membership information.
On the Member Inquiry page, select the Member Info bar and then click on Actual Premiums. The Contributions – Actual Premiums page will then appear, showing you all your monthly contributions paid since the year you started as an SSS member.
You’ll also see which months have no posted contribution. This may mean you’re unemployed during those months or your employer has not remitted your contributions yet.
Scroll down to view your total number of SSS contributions posted and your total amount of contributions paid.
You can save and print this page if you want.
When you see any inconsistencies or discrepancies in your SSS contribution online, ask your HR department about it (if you’re employed) or make the needed corrections (if you’re self-employed.) That way, you won’t encounter problems when you apply for an SSS loan or benefit claim.
You can also check your SSS contribution online using the new SSS Member Portal. Compared to the My.SSS portal, this new platform is a lot simpler and more user-friendly.
If you need quick access to your SSS Contribution online, download the official SSS mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. From there, you can use your My.SSS credentials to login and check your contributions. Follow the same instructions above.
When you’re done checking your SSS contribution online, make sure to log out properly before you close your browser. Better if you clear your browser history to protect your My.SSS account from online fraud, especially when you use a computer in an internet cafe or a Wi-Fi network in public places such as cafe, hotel, or airport.
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