The Social Security System (SSS) announced on June 2 that employees can file their contributions until June 15.
This extension will cover contributions from all household employers, self-employed, voluntary, and non-working spouse members for January, February, and March 2020, while regular employers’ contributions will be covered for February, March, and April 2020.
Those with approved proposals under the Contribution Penalty Condonation Program can also deposit their post-dated checks until June 15. The extension will cover checks due in February, March, April, and May 2020.
According to SSS president and CEO Aurora Ignacio, the June 15 extension will “give members and employers more time to pay contributions since restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has only been eased recently.”
Members are encouraged to pay as early as possible and avoid last-minute payments. Aside from over-the-counter transactions in SSS branches and at its bank and non-bank partners, employees can also pay via online and mobile payment facilities to avoid lines and going out of the house.
"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.
Banks with online payment portals and services are also accepting contribution payments.
"Regular employers can also pay through bank web facilities such as the Bank of the Philippine Islands - Bizlink, Security Bank Corporation Digibanker, Unionbank of the Philippines, or through the eGov BancNet online. Household employers, on the other hand, can pay through the Security Bank Corporation Digibanker," she listed.
Those going out to pay their contributions over-the-counter are reminded to follow health guidelines and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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