THE Social Security System (SSS) on Tuesday announced that it is extending the deadline of contribution payments until June 15, 2020.
The new extension covers contribution payments of all household employers, self-employed, voluntary and non-working spouse members for the first quarter of 2020, and contribution payments of all regular employers for February, March, and April 2020.
Employers with approved installment proposals under the Contribution Penalty Condonation Program also have until June 15, 2020, to deposit their post-dated checks due in February, March, April, and May 2020.
SSS President and CEO Aurora C. Ignacio said the extension aims to give members and employers more time to pay contributions since restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has only been eased recently.
Ignacio urged members and employers to not wait for the last minute in paying their contributions and encouraged them to use online and mobile payment facilities aside from over-the-counter transactions through SSS branches, and its bank and non-bank partners.
"Individual members can pay their contributions through Moneygment at the My.SSS web portal on our website, PayMaya through the SSS Mobile App, Bayad Center Mobile App, or through the online banking facility of Security Bank for those who have a deposit account with them," Ignacio said.
"Regular employers can also pay through bank web facilities such as the Bank of the Philippine Islands - Bizlink, Security Bank Corporation Digibanker, Union Bank of the Philippines, or through the eGov BancNet online. Household employers, on the other hand, can pay through the Security Bank Corporation Digibanker," she added.
However, no contributions paid retroactively by a self-employed, voluntary, or non-working spouse member will be used in determining his/her eligibility for any benefit arising from a contingency wherein the date of payment is within or after the semester of contingency.
Payment deadlines of employers for applicable months after April 2020 and payment deadlines of self-employed, voluntary, and non-working spouse members for the applicable months after April 2020 or quarters after the quarter ending 31 March 2020 will follow the regular payment schedule.
As public health and safety remain the top priorities of the SSS, it reminds transacting members and employers to follow guidelines issued by the government to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
For more information members may visit and follow the SSS' Facebook page at the "Philippine Social Security System."(PR)