11/09/2014

What is Date of Coverage in SSS? Is It Important?

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DATE OF COVERAGE in SSS is the Date  (Month and Year)  set by SSS as the start of your membership.

It is NOT the date when you got your SSS number.

FOR EMPLOYEES:
If your first contribution to SSS was as Employee,
your Date of Coverage (DOC) is the Month and Year you first worked for your first employer that reported you to the SSS.

FOR SELF-EMPLOYED:
If your first contribution to SSS was as Self-Employed, your DOC is the Month and Year of your first valid contribution to SSS as Self-Employed.

Your first contribution is valid if you registered as Self-Employed using SSS RS-1 Form and this form was approved, stamped and signed by SSS.

FOR OFWs:
If your first contribution to SSS was as OFW, your DOC is the Month and Year of  your first contribution to SSS as OFW.

If you were not Employed, Self-Employed or Non-Working Spouse before becoming an OFW, you should first submit to SSS an accomplished SSS OW-1 Form before making your first contribution as OFW.

FOR NON-WORKING SPOUSE:
If you registered as Non-Working Spouse, your DOC is the Month and Year of your first contribution to SSS as Non-Working Spouse.

FOR VOLUNTARY MEMBERS:
If your FIRST contribution to SSS was as Voluntary, your first contribution is INVALID.
The cashier accepted your payment because she did not know it was your first payment to SSS as Voluntary.

You must FIRST register and pay as Employed, or Self-Employed, or OFW, or Non-Working Spouse before becoming Voluntary later on.

Is Date of Coverage important?

Yes, this date is very important.  You WILL NOT be able to get any SSS benefit, even your pension, if you do not have a Date of Coverage.

If you have a Date of Coverage, it means that you registered with SSS correctly and properly and that SSS approved your membership.

How Can I Know if I have a Date of Coverage?
Two ways:
- You visit the nearest SSS with your ID and ask your DOC. Many branches ask you to fill up a verification slip to present to the SSS officer.
-  or You enroll in SSS Online service so you can see your Date of Coverage.

When Can I Apply for my SSS ID?
How to Register with SSS as Self-Employed

5 comments:

  1. how to check my date of coveragre? ASAP

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  2. same question here, how can i check the date of coverage?

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  3. How to check your Date of Coverage:
    Enroll in SSS online service. After your enrollment is processed, login, click Member Info and you'll see your Date of Coverage near your name and date of birth.

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