How to Get an SSS (Social Security System) Number

How to Get an SSS (Social Security System) Number

When you are already a part of the workforce, one thing that companies will always ask from you is your SSS number. It is essential for every working person to have this as being an SSS member gives you access to a good number of benefits such as retirement benefits, social insurance, maternity benefits, healthcare, loans, funeral, and sickness benefits.

So what exactly does one need to do to be a member? And is it difficult?

Let’s start with what the requirements you need to submit upon application.

1. SSS E1 Form

You can get this in the location itself or you can download it online and print it yourself. Either way, getting one is easy.

2. Birth Certificate

You need to bring the original and the photo copy.

3. Primary ID

You can bring any of the follwoing (original and photo copy):

  • a. Baptismal Certificate
  • b. Driver’s License
  • c. Passport
  • d. PRC Card
  • e. Seaman’s Book

4. Secondary ID / Supporting Documents

If you don’t have any of the documents listed above, you may also bring any of the two:

  • Alien Certificate registration
  • ATM Card with cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and, if it does not bear cardholder’s name, certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children.
  • Certificate from the Office of the Northern/Southern Cultural Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by the SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fishermen’s Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
  • GSIS Card
  • GSIS Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID card issued by local governments (e.g. Barangay, Municipality, or City)
  • ID card issued by professional associations recognized by PRC
  • Life insurance policy
  • Marriage contract
  • NBI Clearance
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
  • Pag-Ibig Member’s Data Form
  • Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police
  • PHIC Member’s Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID Card
  • School ID
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Tax Identification Card/Affidavit
  • Transcript of school records
  • Voter’s Identification Card/Affidavit

Once you have all the necessary requirements, just go to the nearest SSS branch. It’s advisable to go there the earliest possible time to avoid the crowd. Also, bring your own pen.

Application Process

  1. Fill up your SSS E1 form.
  2. Prepare your valid ID’s, birth certificate, and the required photocopies and submit it together with the E1 form. You might need to wait in line for a certain period of time so it’s best to be patient.
  3. You will be given your own personal copy of the E1 form. Take note that your designated SSS number will be found at the upper part of the form. Do not lose your E1 form as you will always need a copy of it especially if you don’t have an UMID/SSS ID yet.

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20 thoughts on “How to Get an SSS (Social Security System) Number

  1. I have already SSS number but I forgot this because I lost my papers how can I knew my SSS number so that I will continue to pay on it

    1. Elrich Travis G. Ang · Edit

      How to retrieve my sss number? I lost my E-1 form and can’t find it anymore. Please help I really need it. Thanks you

  2. Hydie Divina Galingana · Edit

    hello sir/mam..
    dati aq member ng sss pro hindi po nahulugan…gusto ko po sana i-update kso nakalimutan ko na number ng sss ko… possible poh ba na I continue kahit matagal na?

  3. Veronica m.pavon · Edit

    Paano po ung dating apply ko po sa sss single pa po ako nun then ngfile po ako ng change status complete req.po ung pinasa ko then bkit po bumalik skin nd ku na po naasikaso that time nging busy po ako now nandito po ako sa kuwait ppaano po b at paano ako mkapgcontibute

  4. I have already SSS number but I forgot this because I lost my papers how can I knew my SSS number so that I will continue to pay on it

  5. Claudette tango dangilan · Edit

    Helo po! Isa po akong OFW at kasalukuyan nasa bansang KSA, Bali pangatlong bansa ko ng pag abroad to, pano ko po malalaman kung in member ba ako ng agency sa SSS? I wish masagot po ang tanong ko, salamat👍

  6. pano po of nawala ko po yung e1 form ko tapos kylangan ko po sa trabaho at hnd ko po alam kung ano sss no. ko?? thanks for the answee? asap

  7. Elrich Travis G. Ang · Edit

    I lost my E-1 form and can’t find it anymore. How will I know my SSS number ?Please help I really need it. Thanks you


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