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SSS extends deadline for contribution payments

THE Social Security System (SSS) is extending the deadline of contribution payments until June 15.

In a statement on June 2, SSS said 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 to deposit their post-dated checks due in February, March, April and May 2020.

Aurora Ignacio, SSS president and chief executive officer, said the extension aims to give members and employers more time to pay contributions since restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have been eased only recently.

Ignacio urged members and employers not to wait for the last minute to pay their contributions. She also 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.

She said, “Regular employers can also pay through bank web facilities such as the Bank of the Philippine Islands Bizlink, Security Bank Corp. Digibanker, Union Bank of the Philippines or through the eGov BancNet online. Household employers, on the other hand, can pay through the Security Bank Corp. Digibanker.”

However, no contributions paid retroactively by a self-employed, voluntary or non-working spouse member will be used in determining his 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 March 31 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 (Philippine Social Security System). (WBS)


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