SSS Member Registration for Self-Employed — A Guide on the Requirements & Process

Check here the SSS Member Registration for Self-Employed Individuals Process & the Requirements

SSS MEMBER REGISTRATION FOR SELF-EMPLOYED – You can check here a guide on how you can register for a membership to the Social Security System.

One of the wisest moves if you are not in the government service or workforce is to register and maintain an updated account to the Social Security System. More popularly called SSS, a membership to this state-run social insurance entity can help you prepare both for the unforeseen circumstances as well as the future.

SSS Member Registration for Self-Employed
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The Social Security System is in the service of the Filipino people for decades now. It is one of the government entities with exclusive offers for its members and this is where the advantage of maintaining an updated account sets it.

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The Social Security System members with updated accounts SSS loans and a long list of the benefit offers for the members that address different financially-challenging situations. Here are the benefit offers of the state-run social insurance institution:

SSS Membership Requirements. In the case of self-employed individuals, here are the documents that you need to prepare to register for a membership to the Social Security System:

  • completely filled-out and signed SSS Form RS-1 (Self-Employed Data Record)
  • original/certified true copy and photocopy of any of the following:
    • baptismal
    • birth certificate
    • driver’s license
    • passport
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card
    • Seaman’s Book
  • Marriage Contract, if applicable
  • Birth or Baptismal Certificate/s of child/ren, if applicable

In the absence of the above-mentioned proof of identity, an applicant may choose to submit any two (2) of the following which must bear a recent photo and his/her date of birth:

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • ATM card with the cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder, if the card does not bear the cardholder’s name.
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children
  • Certificate form:
    • Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
    • Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fishermen’s Card issued by Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • GSIS Card
  • GSIS Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID Card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/ Municipality/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
  • 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

SSS Member Registration. In the case of self-employed individuals who are running a business with hired employees, you must also register as an employer and secure an employer ID which your company will use in all transactions with the state-run social insurance institution.

For freelancers, to register for a membership to the Social Security System, you simply need to visit the SSS, submit your requirements, and wait for the releasing of your SS ID.

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