For non-government employees, they can secure their future by being a member of the Social Security System or SSS. There are several categories of SSS coverage, and a person will be under one of it depending on employment status.
For the employed members, who are under private companies, their employers are responsible of maintaining their SSS contribution. Those who own a business or are not under any company, they fall to the self-employed category, and they will be in-charge of their regular SSS payment. For those who are not employed, but would like to continue their SSS contribution, they will belong to the voluntary coverage.
Who are covered
Here is the list of those who can be covered of the voluntary coverage:
- Separated members– these are the SSS members who have been separated from their employment or are not a self-employed anymore, yet they want to continue contributing.
- Non-working spouses- these are persons who are legally married to actively paying SSS members, but are not employed.
- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)- Filipinos from the Philippines who are employed or are legitimately staying in a foreign country.
Applying for a voluntary membership
For those who do not have an SSS membership yet and they want to apply as a voluntary member, they will have to get an SSS number first. Here are the steps:
- Go to the nearest SSS branch. Fill out personal details on the SSS E1 form. This form can also be downloaded.
- Submit E1 form together with photocopies of birth certificate and valid IDs.
- Wait for a copy of the E1 form. The SSS number will be at the upper portion of the form.
- Pay contribution under voluntary coverage.
Transferring to voluntary membership
For those who are already SSS members and they want to change coverage to voluntary, they do not need to update their employment status. All they have to do is pay contributions using the SSS Form RS-5. They can visit the SSS website for more information.
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ask ko lng po, my sss number na po ako,, kaso ndi ko pa nahuhulogan,. ilang taon po ba bago maging inactive ang sss number?. wala pa po ako hulog 1 year na po. ngayon po balak ko maghulog as voluntary ano po mga kailangan for voluntary member. my kailangan pa po ba requirement or magbabayad na agad as voluntary. ty po.
jevielyn ruel says
Ask ko LNG po kung sa mga bayad center po ba may form na PRA mg voluntary payment at pwede Hindi na ako pumunta as sss branch. Thanks
rodel bermillo says
hi po tanung ko lng po my sss no.po ako pero ni isang beses dipa po ako nkakapaghulog.gusto ko po mag voluntary payment panu po ang proseso anu ang mga kailangang requirments
jun Aguelo says
ask ko lang po may sss # na po ako unemployed po ako at gusto ko mg.voluntary member pwede po ba yun.? ty
eleunica santos says
hi..goodam po my sss.po ako E1 kaso po hindi ko pa sya nahuhulogan gusto ko pong mag voluntary nlng pano po kumuha ng voluntary form at anu po ang mga requirments na kailangn para mka pag voluntary agad.tnks po
Marivic Brua says
hi po meron na po ako sss number.gusto ko po ipag patuloy as a voluntary panu po ang proseso asap.thanxz in advance god bless 🙂
Hi mam. Pag magpapa member po ba ng sss. Kailangan po ng Birthcertificate? Pwede po bang postal id at police clearance po? Hndi na po ung bcertificate? .
Need po ng Birth Certificate kung wala kahit copy ng Baptisma Cert
Mary Gracr Aquino says
Hi po mag aaply po sana ako ng SSS widowed na po ako ano po ba mga need ko ipasa na requirements may 2 anak po ako ano po ba ang dapat ko po ipasa at ano po dapat ko filled up pan..Salamat po pa send naman lo ako ng mga requirements sa yahoo mail ko email@example.com.
Subaru Kun says
Hi tanong ko lang kung valid ba school id for voluntary
you must first at least have an SSS number. have you filed an E-1 form(Registration)?
Rey Ann Deguzmanpatricio says
Pwde po ba itanong kung ang puwede lng po na ipikitang requirements khit isang postal ID lng po at NSO birthcert ok na po ba yun
kawaii kawaii says
Hi Mam. ask ko lang po,, if pwede magpa member po sa SSS pero wala na po akong work sa ngayon.. But i have support with my boyfriend… pwede po ba ako mag apply ng SSS? ano po ito sss at paano ko rin maggamit f mkahulog nako ng 1 yr or more than 1yr. pls i need details about SSS. Thanks mam.. I hope u response po!
gem cervantes says
hello poh ask ko lng poh if matagal poh ba makuha yung id card nng sss ilang months poh ba itatagal if mag apply ako thanks poh
Hi. Sabi po specifically sa SSS website ngayon na “An unemployed SSS member who has no previous SS record of coverage or contributions cannot just start paying contiributions as a Voluntary Member for the sole purpose of qualifying for an SS ID Card or SSS benefits. Such contributions shall be deemed invalid and duly returned/refunded. Voluntary Membership is solely for previously employed/self-employed/OFW members.” Possible parin po ba mag apply for voluntary membership by filing ‘yung E-1 form then paying under voluntary coverage?
Hi po ask ko lng po pwd po ba ako mag voluntary menbership sa sss thanks
Hello. You can only be a voluntary member if you are previously employed and already separated; if you ceased to be self-employed; if you are previously an overseas Filipino worker member; or a non-working spouse member.
Hi po Admin. gusto ko lang pong itanong if may possibility po ba makapag member pa po ang mga magulang ko? They are 51 yrs old na po. If ever man po na pwede magkano po kaya ang ihuhulog? Thank you po, Hoping for your quick response.
hello po! my tanong po ako my E1 number na po ako pero hindi pa po ako ng umpisa mg bayad ano po gagawin ko po next?voluntary lang po ang pg babayad ko po.thank you
Did SSS already issue you your SS number? Take note that voluntary contribution is only applicable for a member who is separated from employment or ceased to be self-employed/overseas Filipino worker/non-working spouse. In other words, you cannot contribute voluntarily if you are not any of them.
To start contributing with the SSS, you can either:
1. Be employed, so you and your employer will contribute your SSS.
2. Register as self-employed/overseas Filipino worker/non-working spouse, whichever is applicable, and contribute based on the applicable rates of contributions.
Ruel Belarma Balmes says
Panu po kaya yun, my sss number po ako pero di ko po yun nhulugan, at di n po akk natuloy sa work, pede po b n mgvoluntary na lng ako, nid ko po kasi mgkaron ng valid id para sa dfa pasport… Pede po b yun, wat form po nid ko iaccomplish.. Tnx