Saturday, November 24, 2012

SSS Contributions by Voluntary Members


QUESTION:

I would also like to ask about SSS contributions by voluntary members. I would like to start making contributions again. How will I know how much to remit? I know the amounts range from 110 to 1,760, but how would I determine what amount I am supposed to contribute per month? How does voluntary contribution work?

ANSWER:

The outright answer would be: it depends on your current monthly income. You look at the SSS contributions table, and then pay the corresponding monthly contribution.

But since you are voluntary, and you can decide how much income to consider, you decide based on how much benefit you want in case of sickness, disability, maternity, retirement, or death.

The amounts of your BENEFITS depend on two factors:
1. your average monthly contributions and
2.  number of monthly contributions
during certain periods or throughout your membership period.

For example, the amount of your Maternity Benefit or Sickness Benefit will depend on the total of your 6 highest average monthly salary credits within the 12-month period before your semester of delivery or semester of sickness.

For Maternity Benefit, the total of these 6 credits will be divided by 180 and then multiplied by 60 days if normal delivery, and by 78 if by Cesarean Section (CS).

For your Retirement Benefit, the amount of your monthly pension would depend on:
1. the total number of your monthly contributions
2. the number of your credited years of membership
3. the average of your monthly salary credits for the last 5 years
4. the average of your monthly salary credits throughout all years of your membership

Take note also that SSS has rules on changing the amount of your monthly contributions. It says that:
1. You can change only by 1 or 2 salary brackets at a time
2. You cannot go below the 5,000 bracket once you have paid beyond this bracket
3. At age 55 or older, you can increase only by 1 salary bracket at a time, if your current monthly salary bracket is already 10,000 pesos or higher.

You can however do No. 1 and 2 by declaring your income on RS5 form, and be prepared to submit supporting income documents if ordered by SSS.

There are members saying that we can increase by more than 2 brackets at a time without filling up the Income Declaration portion of the RS5 form. My reply is Yes, we can. The SSS cashier or payment center officer will accept our payments. They will not check if we increased our payments correctly or not. They do not have time to check every voluntary contribution amount, and I have observed that they have not yet incorporated this factor into their automated systems. I don't also know if they're doing random checking.

But there was one mother who commented in one of our blogs, saying that her maternity benefit claim was put on hold because an SSS officer noticed her sharp increase in monthly contributions, from a low monthly contribution to 15,000 pesos per month.

If you increase your monthly contributions by more than 2 salary-credit levels, and you fill up the Income Declaration portion of the RS5 form, keep this RS5 form, in case your sharp increase will be questioned in the future. 

SSS Contributions by Voluntary Members

TABLE OF SSS CONTRIBUTIONS for Voluntary Members
                                                      as of January 2014

Range of Actual Income    Salary Credit    SSS CONTRIBUTION

(Monthly)(Monthly)(Monthly)


1,000 – 1,249.991,000110

1,250 – 1,749.991,500165

1,750 – 2,249.992,000220

2,250 – 2,749.992,500275

2,750 – 3,249.993,000330

3,250 – 3,749.993,500385

3,750 – 4,249.994,000440

4,250 – 4,749.994,500495

4,750 – 5,249.995,000550

5,250 – 5,749.995,500605

5,750 – 6,249.996,000660

6,250 – 6,749.996,500715

6,750 – 7,249.997,000770

7,250 – 7,749.997,500825

7,750 – 8,249.998,000880

8,250 – 8,749.998,500935

8,750 – 9,249.999,000990

9,250 – 9,749.999,5001,045

9,750 – 10,249.9910,0001,100

10,250 – 10,749.9910,5001,155

10,750 – 11,249.9911,0001,210

11,250 – 11,749.9911,5001,265

11,750 – 12,249.9912,0001,320

12,250 – 12,749.9912,5001,375

12,750 – 13,249.9913,0001,430

13,250 – 13,749.9913,5001,485

13,750 – 14,249.9914,0001,540

14,250 – 14,749.9914,5001,595

14,750 – 15,249.9915,0001,650

15,250 – 15,749.9915,5001,705

15,750 – over16,0001,760
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Other Comments from ReadersSSS Monthly Contribution Table for Voluntary Members

117 comments:

  1. Hi Rhett, your monthly contribution starting Jan 2014 is 770 pesos (salary credit is 7k).

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  2. Hi Misao, dahil sa holidays siguro. Much more delayed pa ang posting pag thru bank nagbayad.

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  3. Hi tintin, yes, you can pay at Bayad Center without informing SSS. But because you're increasing your contribution by more than 2 brackets, fill up the Declaration of Earnings at the lower portion of the RS5 form. Match your contribution to your income. For the 10k salary credit, the contribution has increased to 1,100 pesos starting Jan 2014. Keep this RS5 form for future use, in case you'll be asked to show it. Register online so you can check your data and if you have a Date of Coverage.

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  4. Hi Kaydee..

    Question regarding voluntary contributions. I've worked na before for a couple of years with this company and had deductions for SSS. I stopped working for 3 years and just resumed working this year - pero online. Should I apply ba as a voluntary or self employed? And how to do it?

    Thanks!

    Osan

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  5. hi again ms kaydee.. tnx a lot po for answering my inquiry the last time..but may further question po aq, i have paid my sss for this month and tried registering online. but hindi po ma accept ang application ko at nakalagay dun is that the member status not the same with SSS records. From employed to voluntary member po ako. So, what should i do po kaya? punta na lang po ba sa SSS? tnx po again..

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  6. hi kaydee! :) i'm from Tacloban City,a college student at the same time having my part time job as a networker through online .. i want to be a member of SSS. thanks to your blog, i've learned so much but still confused on some processes. my question is, if i can be a member of SSS even if i'm stil a student and the source of my income is through my part time job?? and self employed po ba ako dapat mag.under?? i want to start at 1560, is ok ?? thank you so much for your time to reply .. unexperienced po kasi, thats why so many questions .. GOdbless ! :)

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  7. Hi nylavi, yes, you can register with SSS as self-employed. First, you need to have an SSS no. If you don't have this yet, go to SSS and present your birth cert (orig and xerox) and fill up E1 form. Submit it to get your SSS no. After getting your SSS no., fill up RS1 form and submit together with proof of your source of income, like ORs or vouchers of your online payments or printouts of your Paypal payments. Bring also your ID in case it would be needed. You can start with the maximum (1560 has been increased to 1760)if your monthly income is 15,750 pesos or higher. The SSS officer who will evaluate your RS1 form or who will ask some questions to verify your source of income and your monthly income amount will write your monthly contribution amount on the RS1 form. Keep this RS1 form for future use (you scan or photograph it also and then store it in your private online storage or in your computer). Later on, register in online SSS and see if you have a Date of Coverage -- this is important specially for those starting as self-employed members. If you have time, it would be nice if you update us about your registration, so others can learn from your experience. God bless too and thanks

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  8. Hello, Like Nylavi, I want to start contributing to SSS . I am an online entrepreneur for 3 months now and my customers pay through my bank account... I am just confused about those "proof of source of income"? In my case what documents would suffice this requirements?

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  9. hi Kaydee ! :)

    thank you so much for answering my questions , and yes, i will update here also if i am already a member of SSS, thanks so much kaydee .. :) Last question naLang po .. i have a friend aLso, she still studying and she wants to become a member of SSS and her source of income where she can contribute is through her Loading business, as a retailer.. Is she aLlowed to join?? she's actually gaining 3k or more per month where she gets the money to support her studies.. same process pa rin po xa dba , like what you said above?? then, what kind of documents as her proof of income she will give to the SSS if ever aLlowed po xa ??
    thanks so much for your time kaydee , your such a big help ! :) keep safe and GodbLess ! :)

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  10. Hi 111, you can print a page of your website or online page where you do your business and then explain to the SSS officer what you do. Sometimes it depends on the SSS officer who will interview you; if she's satisfied with your response and your proof, she'll approve and stamp your RS1. Be ready with your monthly income amount, and how much you're able to pay every month. Check the new SSS contribution table. I hope you can comment again here so others can learn from your experience.

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  11. Hi Ms Kaydee. My Tita is now receiving her pensio. She's single and has an older sister and younger brother. She tried to add her father as beneficiary but he had no birth certificate since he was born in 1928. She's asking if she can still add him as beneficiary. Thanks po.

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  12. Hi Simplyvia, your aunt can add her father as beneficiary even if her father has no birth cert. It's your aunt's birth cert that can prove the father-daughter relationship.

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  13. Hi, what needs to be done if mistakenly made voluntary pymts prior to coverage?

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  14. Hi Libra09, here's how to register as SSS nonworking spouse member
    Kapag employed ka na, your employer will report you to SSS and after your first contribution as Employed is posted, your member status will change from nonworking spouse to Employed.

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  15. Hi Ed, do you mean you paid SSS contributions without registering as self-employed using RS1 form? Or that you were not reported as Employed member before? If yes, write a letter requesting SSS to refund your contributions from __ to __ because you did not know that you needed to register properly. Include copies of your RS5 forms in your request. Make copies for yourself too.
    If you're not yet employed, and you like to start contributing now because you're earning from your self-employment or business, this is how to register as self-employed

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    1. I paid thru bank for more than a year without registering as self employed.
      Thank you. Appreciate your response. It really helps!

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  16. Hi Ed, I forgot to tell you that you can check if somehow things moved in your favor, or if by miracle, you have a Date of Coverage. If you have a Date of Coverage, it means you registered properly before paying your contributions. To check, you can either ask at the nearest SSS branch, or you can register at sss.gov.ph and then check if you have a Date of Coverage.

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  17. Goow day!

    Aug of 201i resigned from my job due to health reasons. I inquired from your SSS hotline about how to become a voluntary member. She instructed me that when I pay all I need to do is check the voluntary box in the RS-5 form. I asked if I need to go to SSS to register and she replie, there is no need to register. Do you think I will have a problem in the future for not registering as voluntary member?

    One more thing I need to ask, since I am not employed and dont have fixed income and there are times that I cannot pay my contribution monthly, would this post a problem when I retire? Please reply.

    Thank you,

    Mardi

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  18. Hi Martes, what the SSS hotline officer told you was correct.
    But you need to make sure that your previous employer remitted your SSS contributions. Register at sss.gov.ph so you can check your SSS records online. To register, you need a recent RS5 transaction no. Choose 6 digits from the transaction no. Later on, when you already have your online SSS account, check if you have a Date of Coverage -- this is very important. Comment here again if you do not have this date.
    If you have Date of Coverage, your status as Voluntary is valid.
    About contributions, no, it's not a problem if you have gaps in your contributions. Take note that you need to accumulate at least 120 contributions to be eligible for a pension.
    If you plan to increase or decrease your contributions, you must increase or decrease by 1 or 2 levels only at a time. At age 55 or more, change by 1 level only at a time, if your salary bracket is already 10,000 or higher.

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    1. Thanks a lot for replying. It means a lot and it's highly appreciated. More power! God bless!

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  19. Hi amor, register at sss.gov.ph so you can check your contributions and other data.

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  20. Hi jhoana, it's so sad your company is not complying with the law.
    You can apply as a self-employed civil engineer using SSS RS1 form. Bring your license (with copy) and a job contract copy or any compensation document to prove your source of income as self-employed or independent contractor. When your RS1 form is approved, you can start paying using RS5 form. For your next payments, you can pay at Bayad Center or SM Business Center using their forms. Keep your RS1 form in your files. When your first payment is posted (after 2 to 3 days), register at sss.gov.ph so you can track your data. Check if you have a Date of Coverage.

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  21. Hi Jorelyn, yes, you can go to SSS, Bayad Center or SM Business Center and pay for Apr May Jun. Check Voluntary. Register online at sss.gov.ph so you can track your records. Check if you have a Date of Coverage.

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  22. Hello po.
    I would like to ask about increasing the contribution of voluntary members. I am the one paying for my parents' contributions since they are already out of work. Their status are both voluntary members and currently contributing 330/mo each. I would like to increase their contribution to 500/mo each. Can I do that? If I can, what needs to be done po? Also, will this post any problems by the time they are going to file for their pension benefits? My father has 1 and a half year left to pay before he can apply for pension. Is increasing his monthly contribution going to be a problem po? Thank you so much po.

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  23. Hi Haydee, if the job is yaya, it should be her employer registering her as household employee. The yaya should first apply for her SSS no., bringing her birth certificate (NSO or certified by local registrar).
    About ID: you can apply for your SSS ID after your first contribution has been posted. Go to a branch with an SSS photo ID system.

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  24. Hi Jorelyn, it might take 10 days to 1 month for your check to be delivered to your address via registered mail.

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  25. Hi i.am.The.Baroness, yes, you can increase your parents' contributions, but increase by 2 levels only. This June, pay 440, and then in July, start paying 550. After paying 550, you can increase to 660, if you like. Just pay; you don't need to ask for approval.
    No, there will be no problem if you increase by 2 levels only. If in case the contribution reaches 1,100, after this level, increase by 1 level only. If you like, you can read about the rules on the lower portion of the RS5 payment form. Have you registered them online? Do they have a Date of Coverage?

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  26. Hello JK. Thank you for the speedy response.
    Yes my parents are both registered online as I am the one managing their accounts. What do you mean when you asked if they have a Date of Coverage?

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  27. hello po, im nora evangelista , im already a paying member but i stop for since 2008 till now .... if i start to pay again this month kailan ko po ba pweding gamitin in case magbuntis ako befor december this year?

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  28. Hi i.am.The.Baroness, if they have a Date of Coverage (see online account), then they were registered properly, and so their claim filing later on will not be questioned. I asked because there are a lot commenting here they don't have a Date of Coverage and their claims were put on hold.

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  29. Hi Nora, do you mean you will get pregnant before Dec 2014 and deliver in 2015? Look at this SSS maternity eligibility chart, and then pay 3 to 6 contributions within the 12-month period mentioned. You can start paying fort this Apr to June quarter.

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  30. Hi Jorelyn, the standard procedure is for thousands of checks to be sent through the postal system. You can ask your local post office if your check is already there. If you go to SSS, I think they don't know where your check is.

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  31. Hi Jorelyn, if you're employed, your check will be sent to your employer's address.

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  32. Hi Liezl, yes. If you can, ask your employer's SSS no. so you can register online at sss.gov.ph so you can track your contributions. If you cannot, go first to SSS and verify your contributions to check if you were really registered and if your contributions were remitted. If remitted, you can start paying as Voluntary. Use RS5 form or the payment forms used by Bayad Center or SM Business Center. Check Voluntary. You can also register online as Voluntary member.

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  33. Hi Jolene Marie, I answered your question through this post: SSS maternity benefit eligibility

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  34. Hi, I am currently working online, home-based job, the company however is based in the US, our employer however is urging us to find out about becoming Voluntary members, how do we go about this? I've searched online save going to SSS ti inquire which frankly takes too long and then they don't even give straight answers, can you please direct me or tell me how I can find the details needed to be a voluntary member of SSS. Thank you!

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  35. Hi Irene, no, your lack of contributions for the past 3 months will not affect your sickness benefit claim.
    Try also to see if you're qualified for the partial disability benefit. Disability Claim Form

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  36. Hi jocelyn, yes, you're eligible. But you'll get only half of what you should get because you only had 3 contributions. File your MAT1 asap. You can pay for June as Voluntary so your member status will change from Employed to Voluntary. Or you can pay for Apr to June, so in case you deliver in October, you'll increase your benefit. Register at sss.gov.ph so you can see your data.

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  37. Hello.
    I would like to ask. I am planning on going home-based early next year. I would still like to continue my SSS payment during this time until I decide to have a new office-based work. What should I do?

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  38. Hi bernadette, it's great that your employer is encouraging you to be an SSS member. If this is your first time to pay your SSS contribution, register as Self-Employed, not Voluntary. Voluntary is for former Employed members who contributed to SSS.
    This is how to start paying as Self-Employed member.

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  39. Hi i.am.The.Baroness, since you're already registered as Employed and paid as Employed, when you turn home-based, you can just pay as Voluntary. When your Voluntary payment is posted, your status will change automatically to Voluntary. Later on, when your new employer remits your contribution and gets posted, your status will turn back to Employed.

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  40. Hi nickrc21, if this is your first time to pay SSS, sorry you cannot yet apply for your UMID ID. You need to register as self-employed using RS1 form, pay your first contribution (3 contributions, to be sure) and then wait until SSS posts your Date of Coverage (check your online SSS account), usually after 3 months, based on complaints on our blogs). Self-Employed registration

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  41. gud day po, ask ko lng paano kya ako mabibigyan ng RS1? dhil simula nag asawa ako at age of 18 never po ako nag work. gusto ko sanang makakuha ng SSS maski housewife lng at kya ko naman makapag hulog. pwde kya un?

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  42. I am confused. I used to be a fulltime employee of a private school and recently I work fulltime in government during weekdays and only parttime faculty (on Saturdays)of my the same private school I worked with. I want to continue my SSS contributions. Am I considered a voluntary member meaning I myself would continue to pay the SSS from now on? Or the school will continue to deduct it from my salary (although based on a lower income bracket)? My income from the school is already reduced to more than half. In continuing my contributions, am I allowed to use more than 2 brackets lower as basis since my income from the school is markedly reduced now that I am parttime? Appreciate your guidance.

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  43. Hi housewife, is your husband an active SSS member? If yes, you can register as Non-Working Spouse. Fill up the NW1 form and submit it for approval at the nearest SSS branch. If not, register using RS1 form. Here's the process: Self-Employed Membership
    If you don't have yet an SSS number, register first using E1 form to get your SSS no. Bring your birth certificate (orig and xerox).

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  44. Hi Narciso, your private-school employer will pay your monthly SSS contribution based on your total monthly compensation. The amount can increase/decrease by any number of brackets. The 2-bracket increase/decrease limit applies only to Voluntary/Self-Employed members.
    If your school decides to stop paying your SSS contributions, and you want to continue to pay as Voluntary, with a drastically decreased amount (by more than 2 brackets), make your first payment at SSS so you can fill up the RS5 form and declare your income. Keep a copy of this form in your files (could be scanned or photographed for storage in your digital files). You can make subsequent payments at Bayad Center or SM Business Center.
    About the law on SSS contributions for Saturday-only employees, I will have to research it first. Please ask others too.

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  45. Hi anne, you need to register first as Self-Employed before you can pay your contribution. Here's how: Self-Employed Membership

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  46. Hi Jim, you're already qualified to receive your pension when you turn 60 because you've already contributed much more than the required 120 contributions for pension.
    But of course, increasing your number of contributions/no. of credited years will increase your pension amount.
    You can no longer pay for the last quarter of 2013 and first quarter of 2014, and even the 2nd quarter (if your payment deadline is already past; your deadline depends on the last digit of your SSS no.)
    Don't worry, you're still qualified for pension even if you have gaps in your contributions.
    If you decrease your monthly contribution by more than 2 brackets, fill up the Declaration of Earnings in the RS5 form, then keep your copy.
    I think it's better to skip payments rather than pay low monthly contributions, as these will lower your average salary credit (basis of pension amount, in addition to no. of credited years). Try to pay higher monthly contributions, specially if you're in the ages between 55 and 60.

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  47. Hi Jim, SSS may no longer accept your payment on the 24th. SSS Payment deadlines

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  48. Hi JK, Thank you for answering all my queries. God bless

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  49. Hello. I have a question about the loan page.
    By any chance, do you have an idea why there are two kinds of interest showing up on the loan computation page? It doesn't have the same amount. Also, my amortization amount per month as stated on the website it higher than what is written on my loan voucher.
    Your response will be highly appreciated. ^^,

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  50. 33ask lng poh bakit i checked online na post na poh yong july and august contribution koh binayaran ko yesterday. now i have 36 contribution to apply for loan but it says denied kasi 34 contributions pa lang daw ako considered contribution is until june pa lang..bakit kaya??

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  51. Hi.. I have a previous employer when I was in the Philippines. nagend ako ng contract last June 2013, from that month onwards I havent payed my contribution sa SSS. I havent tracked the contribution made by my previous employer. Gusto ko na ngayon i continue pero nagaalangan ako kung ipapasok ko under voluntary or OFW. same lang ba ng benefits na makukuha.. ano ang kailangan na requirements kung sakling ipapasok ko under OFW ... i'm sure need ko mag fill up ng RS5 , pero paano yon wala ako sa pinas ngayon, pero meron akong pwedeng pakiusapan to fill up form me, anong kailangan nyang dalin na requirements , kelangan ba ng authorization letter and finally pwede ba nya maaasikaso ang pagkuha ng SSS id. kasi E1 form lang ang nasa akin. Thanks.. Hope you can reply because im planning to pay this august.

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  52. Hi I.am.the.Baroness, SSS says it's using the diminishing balance formula, so I think the loan system is reflecting interests/penalties due to late postings not due to members' faults.
    I think if you'll pay your monthly amortization (loan voucher amount) on time for 24 months (or if your employer remits payments on time), you should ultimately be able to pay your loan without any additional payments. Keep your ORs.

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  53. Hi erika, I hope by now, you already have 36 posted contributions, and you're already eligible for your first loan

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  54. Hi KitKat, SSS gives the same kind of benefits to all types of members. But there at least 2 advantages for OFWs: your payment deadline is flexible (you can pay for any month any time of the current year), and you can join the Flexi-Fund savings program. Download OW-1 form and email it to member_relations@sss.gov.ph (put Attention: International Affairs Office in Subject). Then email a copy of your OEC to your representative so he/she can pay your August contribution with you as OFW. Actually, he/she can pay your contribution even without your OEC if he/she pays for Aug this Aug. After your payment is posted (after 2 to 5 days), ask for the receipt's transaction no. so you can register at sss.gov.ph and so you can check your SSS records online.

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  55. Hi JK. Thank you for replying. I will not avail the one for OFW, I'd like to pay as a voluntary by any means what can i do to get the receipt's transaction no. so I can register at sss.gov.ph and check my SSS records online. I'll be asking my relative to fill up the form and change my status from being an employee to voluntary. Do you know which form to fill up and if she needs an authorization letter for that. Thanks

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  56. Hi KitKat, your relative can pay for you using RS5 form, available at SSS. She can pay without any authorization letter. She checks "Voluntary". After this Voluntary payment is posted, your member status should automatically change to "From Employed to Voluntary."

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  57. Thank you so much! How can I register online to check my SSS records online. because I tried registering but it says there are differences with the status registration.

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  58. hi my previous employer contributed 275php back when I was employed to them. my relative who represented me to pay for my contribution and change status to voluntary told me that she was asked to pay 275 because that's the previous amount I am contributing back when I was still employed. But I really want to contribute only 250 since I am paying as a voluntary. any advise?

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  59. One more question.. my relative scanned the receipt that was given to her. Where can I find the OR number, since the only thing that I can find there is the reference number. I will be using it to register online as a voluntary member

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  60. Felix Palabrica: Hello. It's almost 6 months since I resigned from my previous company that I haven't paid my SSS contributions. I'll register as Voluntary this week. Can I pay for the past months I wasn't able to pay? Thanks

    Hi Felix, yes, you can continue contributing. But this August, you can no longer pay for the past months up to June. You might be able to pay for July if you're still within your SSS payment deadline. After your Voluntary payment is posted, your status will be changed from Employed to Voluntary.

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  61. Hi Kitkat, choose 6 digits from the reference no. or from any transaction no. that you can see on the OR.
    About monthly contribution, you can pay either 275 or 220. There's no 250 in the SSS contribution table.

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  62. Hi thanks for replying my last question is I've already registered but then when I try logging in my account it says username o password not valid. by the way I received the receipt last Monday, i registered 2 days after i got my receipt. I dont know why SSS kept on sending me link on registering an account. I gt one message from them stating my account name and password that i'v registered.

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  63. hi.good morning.Im a member of sss.i dont remember how many years na ako nag contribute under an employer.7 years ago,i stopped contributing.i have a registered business since 2010, pero di ko naasikaso ang aking voluntary contribution.Now, i wanna ask kung makakakuha ba ako ng maternity benefit claim?kahit na resume ko ang contribution ngayun? i had a miscarriage.complete docs ko sa st.lukes.under D&C surgery.ano po kailangan ko gawin? salamat po.-loida

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  64. i am a non working spouse 52 yrs old and i am planning to get my sss number next week.do i need to pay immediately an sss contribution after getting my sss number?same day?and how many years required contribution to aval an sss pension in my 60 years old?
    hoping for your response
    thanks!

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  65. Hi Ms. Kaydee! I have been reading your posts recently because I want to be enlightened with my present situation. Please help me. I started working in July, 2010. I resigned from that company September the following year. I took a 3-month vacation and stated working again in January 2012 and left December same year. I started working again in February 2013 and went awol last January 31, 2014. I am already registered to the My SSS online. Luckily, all of my previous employers were prompt in posting my contributions. Now here is my problem. When I went awol January this year, I was just planning to take a rest and apply for a government positon. However, in April, I found out that I am pregnant. According to my ultra sound which I had last week, I was 26-27 weeks pregnant (nearing 7 months). My OB said that I got pregnant in February and due in Noveber this year. I know that I'm qualified for Maternity Benefits since I have at least 6 posted contributions last year which I suppose my period of evaluation but I wouldn't like to go to my previous employer and ask for the needed documents so I am planning to pay as a voluntary member and pay quarterly. I'd like to pay for the quarter of July-September before I give birth in November. If I do that, do I still have to go to my previous employer? What's the best thing to do Ms Kaydee? Please help me. Thank you!

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  66. Hi Loida, when were your last contributions paid? If your last contributions were paid 7 years ago, then I'm sorry but you cannot qualify for maternity benefit. Here's the 3-within-12 eligibility rule: SSS maternity eligibility If you miscarried this Aug, you should have paid at least 3 contributions within April 2013 to Mar 2014, and you can no longer pay for these past months. There are payment deadlines.

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  67. Hi Cristine, no, you are not required to pay the same day. But if you like to maximize your time, you can download the NW-1 form from sss.gov.ph and print,
    so your husband can sign it before you go to SSS. Bring your birth cert (for E1) and marriage cert (for NW-1). Keep your SSS-stamped-approved NW-1 form in your file. Check after 3 to 4 months if you have a Date of Coverage (Register online after maybe 3 to 5 days, when your first payment is posted).
    You need to accumulate 120 contributions to get your pension, so you'll contribute until age 62 to 63. Pay higher contributions in your last 5 years. But don't increase by more than 2 brackets at a time.

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  68. Hi lilibeth, yes, your plan is good and valid. Pay July to Sept as Voluntary so your member status will change to Voluntary. It will be good if you also pay Oct to Nov or Dec. The time gap between Jan and Nov is already around 9 to 10 months, so you should no longer be required to submit separation papers. But there are SSS officers that insist on requiring these papers even if the relevant rule in the SSS guidebook requires separation papers if the gap between separation and delivery dates is less than 6 months. So pray that the final evaluator will follow the guideline. Have you filed your MAT1? I think it helps also if you pay today or asap as Voluntary so you can file your MAT1 asap as Voluntary.

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  69. I braved the bad weather today and went to the nearest SSS branch. Sadly, there were already lots and lots of people in the office and I was disheartened so I just asked for the form and the latest table of contribution. From there I went to the latest SM Mall and learned that I can also pay my SSS contributions and since I'm changing my status from Employed to Voluntary, there's no need for me to go to the SSS branch again. I also learned that I can file my MAT-1 online by changing into a Voluntary Contributing member. I really felt productive today and am planning to pay my contributions at the SM Mall nearest to my house to avoid the hassle by Friday. Oh and I have one more question, when I start paying as a Voluntary Member, which are they going to consider? My premiums when I was employed or my premiums as a voluntary member? Thank you so much for all the tips! I am very willing to post any further development about my "quest" for y Maternity Benefits to help others. Have a nice day everyone!

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  70. hello sa lahat gusto ko lang malaman what to do kapag ang isang employed na sss member e nagresign at nag abroad pero gusto nya ituloy ang paghulog nya sa sss, ano ang kailangan gawin? kailangan ba accomplish nya muna yung rs5? paano kung nasa abroad na sya? may ibang way pa ba para macontinue ang paghuhulog nya sa sss?salamat po,,,

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  71. Hi lilibeth, thanks for sharing your experience. Your info will help others. SSS will consider your 6 highest salary credits within the 12-month period prior to your semester of contingency. Thanks again for planning to share helpful info again here.

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  72. Mark Julius Salo
    hello to all. Would like to know what to do if an employed sss member resigned and went abroad and would like to continue paying his SSS. What should be done? Does he need to accomplish rs5? How about if he's already abroad? Is there another way to continue paying sss? thank you

    Hi Mark, since you were employed before and have already paid SSS as Employed, you can continue paying SSS without using RS5 form. IRemit, Skyfreight, Ventaja, Lucky Money and others accept SSS payments. You can also ask your family here to pay for you at Bayad Center, SM Business Center or SSS.
    Register at sss.gov.ph and track your payments online. You need a transaction no. to register, so ask your family to pay 1 month using RS5 form so they can send you your transaction no.
    After 1 or 2 posted payments as OFW, check if your member status online has been changed to OFW.
    If you like to contribute to SSS Flexi-Fund later on, you can download the SSS OW-1 form and email to SSS. See instructions on the lower portion of the form.

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  73. Kim Jessica Lacosta
    Hi..would like to register with sss as voluntary..Do I need proof of income? I don't have a job. Just taking care of my child..please help. Thank you.

    Hi Kim, you need to register as self-employed using RS1 form. Yes, you need proof of income. This is how to register as self-employed.

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  74. Hi there, my name is Pancho and I have a couple of questions that needs some answers,. I want to be a member of the SSS but I am currently unemployed right now and just living off from the savings i made from working overseas for 14yrs ,.. Never had the opportunity to apply for SSS all those time., how can i register if i dont have any source of income as of this time.

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  75. Hi Pancho, you need to start something from which to earn income, like buy and sell. Or you can go to odesk.com or manila.craigslist.com.ph/ (beware of scams on craigslist; never pay money, or you can just use this site to explore jobs), and see if you can do things to earn. There are a lot of Pinoys earning from odesk. Odesk is safer because payments are put in escrow. Then file RS1 form with your ID and affidavit of source of income. Keep your approved RS1 form and ORs for future use.

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  76. Hi, i'm currently employed in a private company. I started my contribution on May 2014 in SSS and and will give birth on Dec 2014. Am i eligible for the SSS maternity benefit? Thanks!

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  77. Hi Keicylyn, sorry but you only have 2 contributions within July 2013 to June 2014. Should be at least 3. SSS maternity eligibility
    Ask others too

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  78. hypersteps
    hi, may i ask if i can pay my sss contributions; was not able to contribute for about 10 yrs, or since i registered as self employed, im already 50 yrs old thank you!

    Hi hypersteps, do you still have your RS1 self-employed registration form? Did you pay at least 1 contribution before? and do you have still have that receipt? Those are important papers. SSS wants to be sure that you registered properly. If yes, then you can continue paying. For your first payment, pay at SSS using RS5 form, and declare your income, since it's been 10 years that you did not pay.
    If you can't find your approved RS1 form, go to SSS and verify your status and if you have a Date of Coverage. If you have, then you can continue paying. If none, register again using RS1 form with your ID and proof of source of income, and when stamped-approved, start paying your first SSS contribution.

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  79. hi po i am a voluntary cotributor sa sss ... i am paying quarterly but then last quarter nag lapse po ako nang payment . .pwede ko pa po bang mabayaran yung last quarter nang payment ko na due na

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  80. Hi Jelirose, do you mean April May June? Sorry you can no longer pay that quarter. SSS payment deadlines

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  81. Hello po good day!

    Tanong ko lang po sana ano yung dapat na SSS e avail ko, since i dnt have yet a job but I'm planning to go abroad. But they said I need to get SSS first. At ano po yung mga requirements.

    thanks..

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  82. hi jk! i am 5months pregnant now and my EDD is january2015. i have contributions from nov.2012-june2014. i started paying voluntary contribution august y d minimum of 330. will i b having a problem if il stop my contribution bcoz i hve no source of income anymore. and wil i have a roblem claiming my maternity f i pay 1320 wen im employed and 330 as voluntary? i am also awol to my last employer due to high risk og my pregnancy.tnx in advance. dz s chey...

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  83. lorena caritan
    Hello good day! may i ask what sss should i avail, since i dont have yet a job but I'm planning to go abroad. But they said I need to get SSS first. thanks.

    Hi lorena, get your SSS no. first by presenting your birth certificate (xerox and orig) and any ID.
    Then register as self-employed.

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  84. Maricris Fontanilla
    Good day. Im Criz former employee of Sm from April2012 to April 2013; was separated because I gave birth 3 months after . I was able to get a benefit of 15,666.66.
    Was not able to make contributions because I stayed home to care for the baby. I plan to make voluntary contributions because I'm now 1 month pregnant. I might not able to make the cutoff for payments. how much should I pay? And how much maternity benefits can i get? please repy.

    Hi Maricris, if you give birth in Apr or May or June 2015, then you must pay for July to Dec. How much were your last monthly contributions at SM? You can increase that by 2 levels to get a higher benefit. If you increase by more than 2 levels, fill up the Declaration of Earnings (SSS RS5 form). Pay for July to Sep before the end of Sep, or before your deadline in Oct. (based on the last digit of your SSS no.).

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  85. Hi chey, you'll be able to claim your maternity benefit even if you stop paying your contributions because you already have at least 6 contributions within Oct 2013 to Sep 2014.
    There's no problem even if you paid 330 as voluntary, although you should have declared your income using RS5 form when you paid your first 330 -- but this won't affect your maternity benefit.
    The gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is more than 6 months, and your status is already Voluntary (is your status already Voluntary? check your online records), so you should no longer be required to submit separation papers.

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    1. i havent declared my income in rs5 when i paid for my august contribution...wt wil b d effect of contributing d minimum amt po? wts d best thing to do? will i skip or continue paying 330 a month? tnx jk for d quick response

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  86. Hello po. I am just a new member of SSS. i just resigned in my work 2 mos ago. Im a government employee before. Then now i need to get UMID, but when i went to sss they didnt allow me to get one coz i dont have any contributions yet, im willing to pay for my contributions even if i dont have work and business right now, coz i still have my earnings from my previous job. But the problem is, how can i pay my contribution if they need any proof of my business? (i dont have business right now.)can you help me? Thank You and God bless.

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  87. Hi chey, lower amounts of contributions will reduce your overall average salary credit, although these will add to your number of credited years.
    But your maternity benefit for your Jan 2015 delivery will not be affected.
    If you plan to work again very soon, maybe you can just skip paying and wait for your new employer to pay for you. But ask others too.

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  88. Hi Joy, wait till you get employed, or start your own small business, like sari-sari store, or buying and selling, or direct marketing like Avon or Personal Collection. This is the form for registration as self-employed.

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  89. I am 58 yr. old and an OFW, can I still be qualify for SSS member because I doubt of my age.

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  90. Elsie Sevilla November 4, 2014
    I got my SSS number last 2011 but I have not contributed. I want to pay as Voluntary member, as I earn income of 8,000 pesos every month. please advise about requirements so I can start paying SSS. wait for your reply. thank you and have a nice day :)

    Hi Elsie, before you pay, register first as self-employed. You cannot start as Voluntary. This is how to register as self-employed.

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  91. Hi Rolando, it feels like it's too late, but you're still eligible to apply because you're not yet 60. But you have to pay until you're 68 to get a pension. But even if you don't plan to contribute till you qualify for a pension, there would be some benefits for your family if you become a member.

    Is there a Philippine consulate where you are? You can register there. Bring your passport and your foreign ID. If you don't have an SSS no., bring also your birth certificate. Ask around about the consulate's business hours and schedules.
    Write again here if there's no consulate there and if you don't have an SSS no. You can get your SSS no. only in person at an SSS branch.

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  92. che pad November 5, 2014
    Hi ma'am. I want to apply as voluntary contributor to SSS. I'm a full time house wife and my husband is a project contractor. What should I do to apply? Thank you and have a nice day.

    Hi che, you can apply as a non-working spouse. But your husband should be an active SSS member. This is how to register as non-working spouse. If your husband is not yet an SSS member, he can register as self-employed. This is how to register as self-employed.

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  93. I am already starting my monthly dues in SSS as a voluntary, my question is; what if i am delayed of payment for a certain month and a third party who authorized to get the payment decline my contribution. They have a certain penalty or they accept my late payment thru SSS office? Thank you!

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  94. Hi JK good day, i hope youcan help me with this, Im a government employee under JO or Job Order and my contract says "No Employer-employee relationship" and that includes no benefits event security services.. and i truly understand that. i just want to apply for an Voluntary Member as to its the only possible way i know.. my Salary is 10,000 monthly and seeing the SSS Contribution Table 10,000 MS is 1,040 Monthly Contr. someone told me that the contribution of 1,040.00 could be Quarterly and not Monthly is that right?? Thank you.

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  95. Hi Fritz, voluntary members are not allowed to make late payments, whether at SSS or at a collector's counter. Bayad Center, however, does not accept payments outside the current month or current quarter, even if the payor is still within the payment deadline. For example, today is Dec 4 and you want to pay for November -- Bayad Center will not accept your payment because November has passed, but SSS will accept your payment because your true deadline is Dec 10 or 15, depending on the last day of your SSS no.

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  96. Hi Alkid, the contributions in the SSS table is to be paid monthly. But since you're voluntary, you can pay for only 1 month of every quarter, if that's what you want.
    You mentioned "apply for voluntary", do you mean you were employed before and your employer remitted your SSS contributions? Because if not, and this will be your first contribution to SSS, you need to register as self-employed using RS1 form before making your first payment.

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  97. Hi im aby from pasay..self employed..i been started my first payment last june 2014 onwards but i did not know that i need to file rs1 before making my first payment and they say that i need to pass a letter?? what kind of letter??

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  98. Hi Aby, you need to file RS1 form with your ID, with proof of source of income. Include a letter explaining you did not know about the rule on filing RS1 form before paying contributions as self-employed. Request them to credit your payments from June 2014 as your contributions as self-employed.

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  99. Hi , wow I hope I finally found the perfect site who can answer me with my question. Anywayz, ask ko lang po sana kung makakaapekto ba sa pagkuha ng. OEC kung may unpaid pagibig and sss loan, although babayaran ko nmn po xa plus gusto ko nmn tlgang icontinue ung contributions ko. Plus reliable po ba yung magbayad ako ng contributions online?or s mga remittance center dito sa dubai? I hope po matulungan nyo ko sa concern ko, Salamat po.

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  100. Hi, I just want to inquire, my mom is turning 55 this year, may sss no.sya pero never nahulugan. ngyon,may income syang nakukuha sa pag mamanicure, pwede pa din ba nya hulugan yung sss nya? kahit 5 years from now eh mag 60 na sya. if pwede pa, ano yung mga procedure?

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  101. Hello po.nagwork po ako from jan-dec2008 ay binayaran po ng employer qq sss premiums ko. Tapos nagfreelance po ako at ngayon ko lang po ulit tinutuloy ang pagbabayad ng premiums. voluntary na po. updated na po status ko sss at nakapagregister na rin po ako sa website nila. ang nagrereflect lang pi na premiums ko ay yung binayaran ko last year at saka this month. anu pong nangyari sa binayaran sa payments ko nung 2008? Sabi po sa website date of coverage ko po ay January 2008. Bakit wala po akong makita sa mga nabayaran nung taong 2008 sa website? Wla na po ba un? Hindi na siya counted? Salamat po in advance.

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  102. QUESTION from YehbbaHere'sClosetBeauty Dec 4, 2014
    Hi, wow I hope I finally found the perfect site who can answer me with my question. Anywayz, can getting OEC be affected by unpaid pagibig and sss loan. I'll pay them, also my contributions. Is paying contributions online reliable? or at remittance center here in dubai? I hope you can help me with my concern. Thanks.
    ANSWER:
    I think I answered this Q last month in another post. I hope you've read my reply there. You can get your OEC even if you have unpaid loans with Pagibig and SSS. Two reliable online payment systems for SSS are bancnetonline and PayPilipinas of Ventaja and Security Bank.

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  103. QUESTION from sharee mae January 9, 2015
    Hi, I just want to inquire, my mom is turning 55 this year. she has sss no. but she never paid. now she earns income from her manicure service. can she pay her contributions? even if 5 years from now, she'll turn 60. if okay, what is the procedure?
    ANSWER:
    She can go to SSS and apply. Here are the steps to register as self-employed.
    Her proof of source of income can be a barangay certification of her livelihood. The SSS officer will ask her about her source of income and how much she earns monthly.

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  104. QUESTION from Chaulles Chaokas Jan 11, 2015
    Hello.I worked from jan-dec2008. My employer paid my sss premiums. Then I freelanced and it's only now that I'm paying my premiums as voluntary. My status is updated and I have registered on their website. what were posted were only the ones I paid last year and this month. What happened to my payments in 2008? The website shows my date of coverage which is January 2008. Why can't I see my contributions in 2008 on the website? Are they not counted? Thanks in advance.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Chaulles, check again after a few days to give allowance to glitches. If still missing, call your former employer to tell them about your unposted premium payments and request them for a copy of your premium payment receipts plus collection list in 2008. Xerox for your copy. File with SSS including a letter requesting them to post your premium payments. Ask them to stamp-received/sign your copy as acknowledgment of your submission.

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  105. Good day!

    For a voluntary member having fulfilled the requirements to avail retirement benefits, how is the pension or lump sum computed?

    Thank you.

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  106. Hi galencssr, you get a pension if you contributed 120 contributions or more. If less than 120, you get a lump sum. Your lump sum is your total contributions. How to compute sss pension

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  107. Good morning. Been a member for a long time, but stopped. LAst payment was in 2102, I think. Question: What should I do if I will undergo eye surgery this 1st quarter of 2015? Anything at all to help me for the surgery. I want the voluntary scheme. And should I pay for the whole 1st quarter?

    Hope to receive your reply ASAP as I'm in an urgent situation. Thank you so much in advance! God bless! :)

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  108. Good afternoon,

    I'd try to register on line in SSS but, unfortunately i forgot the email add and password i used the reason why i Every time i try online keep on saying already registered so my question is how can i retrieve the email and the password i use then when i register online in SSS do i need to call the SSS Branch near me?

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  109. Hi. I resigned from work last aug 2013 and resumed to continue my contributions as voluntary member starting January 2015. I paid last Feb 21 thru SM Business Center and while trying to register online, an error occured "Member status not the same with SSS records". Matagal po ba talaga ang posting? mga gaano po kaya katagal? thank you very much.

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  110. Hi. Goodday. Just need your help po. I am planning to pay my parents SSS voluntary contribution. I think its been ages since their last payment, maybe way back in 2000 (not sure). But would like to pay it again. My mom is 51 years old now and my dad is 55. Can you tell me what form we need to fill out? do I need to submit the form to any branch of sss before making a payment? and how to do my very first payment for them? please I need your reply. thanks.

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  111. kahit po volunteer same amount ang contribution?

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  112. hi goodafternoon..i was so amazed how you answers all their questions..thanks God i saw this is net..i do have concern din kc..i seperated from my employer last feb 2015..here are my questions po..

    1. i heard i still can pay sss even im not employed through voluntary payment..my last contribution is on jan 2015 my employer deducted 508 from my salary..every month po kc iba2 ang contribution ko..pinaka mababa po nung oct 2014 380 ang ndeduct skin..mgkano po ang bbyaran ko for feb to march and for the following month hbng wla ako trabaho?..pwedi rin po na below 500 since di ako employed?..

    2. kya din po ako mgvoluntary kc gusto ko po mgloan..pwedi na po b non sa april if i paid feb and march?..i checked my contribution meron na po ako 43 months as of dec 2014 daw pero sa payslip ko nadeduct ako ng jan 2015..

    3. incase na mkpgtrabaho nko by april 2015 di nmn po ako mgkkaproblema sa processing ng sss ko dahil ngvoluntary payment ako?..


    thanks in advance..id be happy to receive answer from u..Godbless ��

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