By Alex San Juan
State-run Social Security System (SSS) has further extended its deadline for contribution payments until June 30, the agency recently announced.
According to SSS, the new extension covers contribution payments of regular employers for the applicable months of February, March, and April this year and contribution payments of household employers and voluntary, self-employed, and non-working spouse members for the first quarter of 2020.
This was the third time that the agency adjusted its payment deadline due to the community quarantine amid the current health crisis.
SSS President and Chief Executive Aurora Ignacio earlier said that the extension aims to give members and employers more time to pay contributions since restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has only been eased recently.
Ignacio also 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 Corp. Digibanker,” she added.