Today, it’s already possible to apply for SS numbers online in the Philippines. SSS government agency has evolved their technology to help Filipino people accommodate in a fastest way, using online registration to get temporary SS number before going to the nearest SSS Branch to get permanent SS Number. This process eliminates long waiting time because of information data gathering and encoding.
Workers who need to apply for their own Social Security System (SSS) membership number, a mandatory requirement of private sector companies and household employers, can now do it electronically through the SSS website instead of lining up at SSS branches.
Take note of your temporary SS number or print your received email from SSS for verification purposes before going to the nearest SSS branch to have it permanent SS Number.
If successfully changed the temporary SS number to a permanent one, it can be used to file for various SSS benefits and loan privileges, as well as to apply for the UMID [Unified Multipurpose Identification] card if at least one monthly contribution has already been posted.