State-run Social Security System (SSS) said it is extending the payment deadline for the February contributions of all regular employers in the so-called National Capital Region (NCR) Plus.
In a statement, Aurora C. Ignacio, SSS president and chief executive said regular employers in Metro, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal may pay their February contributions until April 30 this year.
Based on the SSS Circular No. 2021-002, the extension is in support of members and employers affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which was declared in the said areas last March 29, 2021.
“We understand that quarantine restrictions in the past weeks have caused difficulties for our regular employers in the NCR Plus to pay the contributions of their employees on time,” Ignacio said.
“Thus, we have extended the payment period of their February 2021 contributions until April 30 without imposing penalties,” she added.
Under Republic Act No. 11199 (Social Security Law of 2018), if an employer fails to pay contributions to the SSS as prescribed, it will incur a penalty of two percent per month from the date the contribution falls due until paid.
Employers based in the NCR Plus with approved installment proposals are also given until April 30, 2021 to deposit their post-dated checks that fall due in March 2021.
Payment deadlines of regular employers for the applicable months after February 2021 will follow its regular schedule based on SSS Circular No. 2019-012.
Meanwhile, household employers, and self-employed, voluntary, non-working spouses, and land-based Overseas Filipino Worker members will continue to follow their regular payment schedules under SSS Circular No. 2019-012.
The SSS encourages employers and members to use online and alternative payment channels for their contributions. The list of SSS payment channels is posted on its Facebook page.
For more information, the public is also urged to follow the SSS’ social media accounts on Facebook and YouTube at “Philippine Social Security System,” Instagram at “mysssph,” Twitter at “PHLSSS,” or join its Viber Community at “MYSSSPH Updates.”