SSS or Social Security System is a Philippine government agency that manages the insurance policies of private citizens. Just like most Philippine Government Agencies, SSS has a website where you can register for free. However, you need to first fill out the form before you can access your account page.
Previously, you can simply browse through your account by simply inputting your SSS number, date of birth and last name. But things have changed, you have to get your own private account from SSS. As I mentioned above you need to fill out the form here. Input the usual details like name, address, email address and the type of contribution format that you have (voluntary, self employed etc.) Way below these fields you will notice the SBR NO./OTC. The information that you have to input here comes from the last payment receipt of your contribution. Take note that you can only use the receipts’ SBR No. coming from within the last 6 months. I have been paying as a ‘voluntary’ at the SM Information Counter so it is very difficult to find the SBR NO. In fact I don’t even know what the acronym means. When I tried every possible number in the tape receipt, I keep on receiving e-mails telling me that I provided the wrong code. You need to wait for about 24-48 hours before the SSS system tells you that you have inputted a wrong SBR NO.I don’t know about the receipts when you pay directly to an SSS office or through any other methods. Maybe the SBR number is readily reflected in them.
When I got tired of the situation, I simply called the SSS main office and to my surprise the agent was able to pull out an SBR NO. in their records. I used the one he gave me and after a day the registration was approved. Now I can access my SSS account and view my contribution details. If you want to register for an SSS online account, you may call 9206401/9206446. Their lines are perpetually busy but keep on trying ok?
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