SSS enhances online application of Social Security number

Published September 7, 2021, 1:43 PM

by Gabriela Baron

The Social Security System (SSS) announced on Tuesday, Sept. 7, it has enhanced its online application of Social Security (SS) number which now offers uploading of supporting documents.


“Instead of visiting our branches, members can now upload supporting documents such as a copy of their birth certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority, marriage contract if married, or baptismal certificate if with children. They don’t have to submit the supporting documents via the drop-box system to make their SS number application status permanent,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said.

Ignacio emphasized that uploading basic supporting documents is necessary to obtain a permanent status of their issued SS number and apply for SSS benefits and privileges.

“Considering the current quarantine protocols, new applicants and SSS members can visit the website at their preferred time and day to avoid experiencing long queues in our offices,” she added.

SSS said the process serves as a double purpose for SS number application and My.SSS registration.

Upon receiving the email for a successful email containing the credentials for SS number applications, applicants will also receive another email containing the credentials for My.SSS account, for activation within 30 days.