The Social Security System SSS is implementing a number coding for all the walk-in transactions in their 61 branches. The coding scheme of SSS is to curb the spread of the virus by limiting the number of people visiting their office.
Based on the SSS circular no. 2020-017, there will be a weekly schedule for members and employers depending on the last digit of their social security or ER ID number.
SSS number coding schedule
- Mondays – ending in 1 or 2
- Tuesdays – 3 or 4
- Wednesdays- 5 or 6
- Thursdays- 7 or 8
- Fridays -9 or 0
In case of death and funeral claims, the SS number of the deceased person will be the basis for the number coding schedule.
However, if the prescribed schedule falls on a holiday, the member can do their transaction on the next working day. On the other hand, if the system is down, the office can schedule an appointment or they may opt to either wait until the system is back or come back the next week on their prescribed schedule.
Walk-in transactions are also limited to the payment of contributions and loans, compliance to the SS Number Application thru the SSS web, pick-up of Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) card, presentation of original documents to support claim applications.
It is important to check if your transaction can be done online to not expose yourself with the risk of contracting the virus. If you have queries and concerns, you may contact them on their Official Facebook page. You can also do your transactions online like access to you contribution records, check the status of your benefit claims and loan applications, and make other transactions through the My.SSS web portal.