The Social Security System (SSS) has extended the contribution payment deadline for the June 2023 contributions of business employers and the second quarter contributions of household employers, coverage and collection partners (CCP), and individual members in selected areas affected by calamities.
The extension was announced in SSS Circular No. 2023-005, signed by SSS President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet. The new deadline is October 2, 2023.
The extension applies to employers, CCPs, and members in the following provinces:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Nueva Ecija
- Occidental Mindoro
- Mountain Province
The extension also covers other areas that may be declared under State of Calamity by local government units, local disaster risk reduction management offices, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, or the national government.
SSS President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said that the extension was given to consider the members, covered employers, and CCPs in the affected areas who may have been unable to pay their contributions on or before the original schedule due to the calamities.
“We understand that these calamities have affected the ability of some of our members, covered employers, and CCPs in selected areas to pay their contributions on or before their original schedule. For consideration, we are giving them more time to pay their SSS contributions so that payment gaps or late payments can be avoided,” Macasaet said.
Employers with approved installment proposals must deposit their post-dated checks that fall due in June and July 2023 on or before October 2, 2023.
However, no contribution paid retroactively by individual members will be used in determining their eligibility for any benefit arising from a contingency wherein the date of payment is within or after the semester of contingency.
The original contribution payment deadlines and guidelines in the said areas will resume starting with the applicable month of July 2023.
Tips for paying SSS contributions
Here are some tips for paying SSS contributions:
- Pay your contributions on time to avoid penalties.
- There are various ways to pay your contributions, such as:
- Over-the-counter payment through accredited banks, payment centers, and SSS branches.
- Online payment through SSS’s website or mobile app.
- Payment through authorized SSS collection partners.
- Keep a copy of your payment receipt for your records.
If you have any questions or concerns about paying your SSS contributions, you can contact SSS at 8917-777 or visit any SSS branch.