How To Get Your Philippine Social Security Number?

If you are a Filipino and is living here in the Philippines, you should get your Philippines Social Security Number and ID as soon as you are of age and are allowed to become a member. Basically, the SSS provides for a replacement of income lost on account of aforementioned contingencies. With the Philippines Social Security Number you enjoy sickness benefits, maternity benefits, disability benefits, retirement benefits, death benefits, and funeral benefits.


Covered employees are entitled to a package of benefits under the Social Security and Employees’ Compensation (EC) Program in the event of death, disability, sickness, maternity and old age. Self-employed and voluntary members get the same benefits as the covered employees, except those benefits under the EC program.



The monthly contributions are based on the compensation of members. The current contribution rate is 11% of the monthly salary credit not exceeding P16,000 and this is being shared by the employer (7.37%) and the employee (3.63%). Self-employed and voluntary members pay the 11% of the monthly salary credit (MSC) based on the monthly earnings declared at the time of registration.


For OFWs, the minimum monthly salary credit is pegged at P5,000. For the non-working spouse, the contribution will be based on 50% of the working spouse’s last posted salary credit, but in no case shall it be lower than P1,000.




Before you begin the application process, you should prepare the following

  1. Prepare your NSO authenticated birth certificate


  1. Have your email ready, mostly get a Gmail account


  1. There are fields in the application that may need information about your parents, so just get it ready



Step by step guide in applying a Social Security Number online


  • A link shall be sent to the registrant’s email, which will enable them to continue with their SS Number application


  • You should open your email and read the message that came from the SSS


  • Click the link for confirmation, because this expires within 5 days


  • After you clicked the link, you need to supply all the required information from the Basic Information up to the Beneficiaries Information correctly


  • If you are single and the parents are still living, your beneficiaries are your parents


  • If you are single and the parents are not living anymore, your beneficiaries can be the closest blood related sibling, but if unclear, you may call and ask the Social Security office near you about your situation first before starting the application online


  • Prior to the generation of the SS number, you should spend some time to review the information you gave electronically, and correct any mistakes you may have made


  • After clicking the “Generate SS Number” button, the system will display your unique SSS number with an option to print your ePersonal Record and SS Number slip


  • At the same time, you will receive an email confirmation about the completed process that contains your SS number, a copy of the SS number slip, plus other instructions to complete your SS number application


  • Print the Personal Record Form, SS Number Slip, including the SSS Number Application Confirmation email body sent by the SS Number Issuance System


  • Go to your nearest SSS Branch and submit the required documents together with the SSS Number slip


  • If married, and you want to change your status and surname, bring a copy of your Marriage Contract


  • If you have a child, bring a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate


  • For non-working spouse, your working spouse must sign before his/her name on the printed Personal Record Form



You will remain as a Temporary Member until you submit all the requirements to your nearest SSS Branch. As a Temporary Status Member, you can use the number only for employee reporting by the employer and for contribution payment. Availing of SSS loans and benefits, including securing a UMID Card Application shall be allowed to members with Permanent Membership Status only.


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You should submit the following documents to change your membership status from a Temporary Member to Permanent Member

  • Birth Certificate

Alternative document in the absence of a birth certificate

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card
  • Seaman’s Book (Seafarer’s identification/ Record Book)



In the absence of the above ID card(s) and/or documents, any two (2) of the following, both with the correct name and at least one (1) with date of birth

  • (GSIS) card/Member’s Record/Certificate of Membership
  • ATM Card (with cardholder’s name)
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Baptismal Certificate of child/ren
  • Birth Certificate of child/ren
  • of Licensure/Qualification Document from Maritime Industry Auth.
  • Certificate from Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate from Office of Northern Cultural Community
  • Certificate from Office of Southern Cultural Community
  • Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID card
  • Company Representative Authorization Card(ACR) issued by SSS
  • Credit card
  • Firearm License card issued by Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • Fisherman’s card issued by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • Health or Medical Card
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) Member’s Data Form
  • ID card issued by (LGUs) (e.g Barangay/Municipality/City)
  • ID card issued by professional association recognized by PRC
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Marriage Contract/Certificate of Marriage
  • Membership card issued by Private Co.
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  • Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) ID card/Member Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID card
  • School ID card
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by (POEA)
  • Senior Citizen card
  • Student Permit issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) card
  • Transcript of Records
  • Voter’s Identification card or Affidavit/Certificate of Registration



Contribution Schedule

You can see it here

Or see the PDF below

Philippine SSS Schedule of Contribution

Note: This is as of September 2 2017, please see updated information on the SSS website.




Contact information

Registration and Coverage System

SSS Building East Avenue, Diliman

Quezon City, Philippines

Telephone: 02 920 6401

SSS Call Center: 02 920 6446 to 55




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