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The Social Security System has expanded the website services of www.sss.gov.ph to accept members’ benefit claims, loan applications and availment and employers’ contribution and loan collection reports starting on June 6, SSS President and Chief Executive Officer, Emilio de Quiros, Jr., said in a press release.

The website enhancements would give members easy and fast access to SSS products and benefits and they can transact anytime, anywhere, De Quiros said.

"We want to make transactions easier and convenient. Part of this thrust is to offer services right in their own homes or offices thru the SSS website," he said.

The new features include online facilities for companies to submit lists of covered employees, contribution and loan collection reports and maternity notifications of workers.

Self-employed and voluntary members can also submit salary loan applications and maternity notifications through the website, the press release said.

The initial batch of online services involves applications that require no supporting documents, it added.

"Companies would certify online applications of employees to confirm their employment status and capability to pay the loan. This also alerts employers, who have the duty to deduct and remit monthly amortizations of employees, about the loan application," De Quiros said.

The SSS website, which allows members to view online their SSS records, is among the pension fund’s self-service facilities offering round-the-clock access to its services.

"Apart from the website, we also have the TextSSS and the telephone-based Interactive Voice Reponse System, which employ the use of technology to enable members to inquire about their SSS records, loan and benefit eligibility and application status," De Quiros said.

Members and employers must be registered users of the SSS website to avail of its online inquiry and submission services, he said.

About 15,000 employers and 1.1 million members are registered with the SSS website.

For inquiries, members can contact the SSS Online Services Support Department at 920-6401 local 6201 and at its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sssonlineservice, the press release said.*


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