DATE OF COVERAGE in SSS is the Date  (Month and Year)  set by SSS as the start of your SSS 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. SSS cashiers do not check whether you have or do not have previous valid contributions.

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

FOR EMPLOYERS:
Your Date of Coverage is the date when you started your operation. It is the date when your first employee or first employees started working. In your SSS Employer Registration form, you will write the date of your "Start of Operation". In the same form, after the SSS receives your form, SSS will write your "Date of Coverage." 

Remember that you should register with SSS your employees within the first 30 days of their employment. Require your prospective employees or job applicants to have their SSS number during application so you won't encounter problems in case these applicants have problems with their birth  or baptismal certificates.

Is Date of Coverage important?


Yes, Date of Coverage (DOC) 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 (DOC)?

Two ways:
- You visit the nearest SSS with your ID and ask your DOC. Many branches ask you to fill up a verification form 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

69 Comments

Unknown said…
how to check my date of coveragre? ASAP
Unknown said…
Pls. reply me asap
Unknown said…
Pls. reply me asap
Parekoy said…
same question here, how can i check the date of coverage?
Nora said…
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.
Unknown said…
Hi ngayun ko lang po nalaman na wala po akong date of coverage sa sss ko , hindi yata na update ng dating employer ko. Ano po yung dapat kong gawin
Nora said…
No date of coverage: Wala kang date of coverage pero meron kang mga posted contributions? Ang status mo ba sa online account mo ay Employed? Tawagan mo ang dati mong HR or employer at sabihin mo na wala kang Date of Coverage sa SSS. Mag-request ka ng copy ng R1-A form (Employment report form) na kung saan andon yong name mo, then pa-xerox mo ito (get your own copy) and submit it to SSS together with a letter to SSS requesting that they enter your Date of Coverage.
Asikasuhin mo ito asap kasi wala kang pension or other benefits kung wala kang date of coverage.
Lorven said…
hi? po tanong ko lang po? ngayon ko lang po nalaman na wla po akong date of coverage? ksi daw po ay nag voluntary po ako nung first contribution ko? anu po ba ang dapat kong gawin?
Nora said…
Hi Lorven: Employed ka ba ngayon? Ask your HR kung naireport ka na sa SSS para ireport ka nila using the correct SSS form. Kung hindi ka pa employed at meron kang source of income, register as Self-employed at SSS. Bring your ID and any proof of your source of income (barangay cert or sales commission receipts). Dapat merong SSS approval yong registration form mo before paying your SSS contribution. Yong mga naunang payments mo as Voluntary ay invalid kaya irefund mo. Write a letter to SSS asking them to refund your invalid voluntary payments. Write amount, receipt no., date of payment and total. Present photocopies of receipts.
Anonymous said…
panopomakukuha ung date of coverage ng employer, kailangan po sa registration online
Nora said…
Employer's Date of Coverage is the first day of work of the first employee, as reported to the SSS through R-1A. Tanungin mo sa employer mo o hanapin nio
yong R1 nio or first R-1A.
Nora said…
Puede rin namang pumunta sa SSS yong authorized representative nio to ask your employer's date of coverage
noel said…
mam self employed po ako.pero wala ako doc.ngaun ko lang po nalaman ng mag papa i.d ako.nagtrtrabaho po ako sa isang company 6years from now..mam pde ko ba silang kasuhan bkit po self employed ang gusto nila ei samantalang company naman po pinapasukan ko
Nora said…
Hi noel: Oo, maintindihan ko kung starting pa lang sila, pero sana pinag-register ka nang tama kahit self-employed para nagkaroon ka ng DOC 6 years ago. Nakaipon ka na sana ng 72 contributions towards your pension and for other benefits like loan. Kausapin mo ang HR o employer mo na ayusin yong SSS mo ASAP para penalties lang ang additional gastos nila. They will pay all your contributions plus penalties. Kung hindi nila remedyuhan, puede kang pumunta sa sa SSS branch nearest your company's location. Keep your payslips and photocopy your company ID -- these will be proofs of your employment.
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adrian said…
Galing po kmi sa SSS at tinanong nga po ung date of coverage, nde dw po nia masilip un, kelangan dw po i trace nmin ung file nmin nung 1st payment... pano nga po un kung nde n makita? Tnx.
Tam said…
Ma'am good day! Ask ko lang po bakit ganun sinunod ko ung sinabi nyo na ung employer date of coverage eh starting sa first day of work of the first employee, as reported to the SSS through R-1A. Andun din naman po sa papers, pero pag nagta-try ako magregister online as employer "Date of Coverage is not the same with SSS records." ang laging lumalabas. Hope matulungan nyo po ako salamat po ng marami.
Unknown said…
Hi Tam: Try mo kayang 01 yong day. Kung nagla-lock after trying some dates, call SSS (try late at night) 920-6446 to 55 or go to SSS and ask. Bring your ID and proof you're the authorized representative of your company.
Tam said…
binaybay ko na po ma'am lahat ng date from jan2014 to jan2017 "Date of Coverage is not the same with SSS records" pa din po ang laging lumalabas. try ko po tawagan this day. due kase ng payment eh this 15th day.
Nora said…
Siguro you also tried yong "Start of Operation" na nasa R1 nio?
Nora said…
Hindi nia masilip?: How can they help employer members if they don't have access to the DOC? Kasi sa individual members, nakikita nila kung meron o wala. If you can't find documents, ask the owner kung kelan sia nag-start ng operation or kung kelan sia nagreport sa SSS, then enter dates until mag-match sa andon sa SSS.
Tam said…
opo ma'am, feb 1, 2014 po ang nakalagay. pero ayaw tlaga. di ko na alam kung asan ang sablay nito. kase pasok n naman lahat ng contribution dun sa sss nung isa kung tauhan na pamangkin ko din naman.
Anonymous said…
panu po sa mga ofw mam? 1st hulog palang.,. peru hinanapan kami nang DOC.. hndi kasi ako maka apply nang umid
Nora said…
OFW: Ang first payment mo ba sa SSS ay as OFW? Kahuhulog mo pa lang? Kung andito ka pa sa Philippines, go back to SSS at mag-register as OFW. Sa Personal Record form, icheck mo yong portion ng OFW doon. Bring your passport with visa or OFW job contract as proof of your being an OFW. After approval, pay your first contribution as OFW. Continue paying in the next months. Hindi ko alam kung naging mabilis na ang pag-post nila ng DOC, pero dati it takes them 3 months to post DOC. Later on, mag-enroll ka sa SSS online para macheck mo kung meron ka nang DOC. You will need your payment receipt transaction number.
Anonymous said…
Hello po ask ko lng po self employed po ako at first time ko lng maghulog sa sss gusto ko sna icheck ung sa online kaso wla pa daw po ako date of coverage paano po un? ipapaactivate pa ba ung account sa sss po ba mismo? help nmn po thanks po.
Nora said…
self-employed, no date of coverage (DOC): Kung di ka nag-register as self-employed, mag-register ka muna. Yong Personal Record form ng SSS, merong portion doon for self-employed. Bring proof of source of income like receipts or Avon ID, or insurance commission receipt, business permit.
Kung registered ka na, at wala ka pa ring DOC, kagaya pa rin siguro ng dati na you need to wait for around 3 months and pay 3 monthly contributions before you are given a DOC
Nora said…
Kumusta Tam, alam mo na ang DOC mo? Subukan mo nga ang Jan 1, 2014... kasi that's the start of the quarter na nag-start of operation mo. Kasi I noticed yong aking DOC ay Jan 1 kahit Feb 14 ako nagsimulang mag-work.
Tam said…
Hi ma'am Nora, ayun po tinawagan ko ang CS mga 11pm at wala pa silang record. Then pinapunta ko na ung pinaka employer ko sa sss para sya na mismo ang maglakad. Sabi eh iconconfirm pa daw po sa san pablo ung DOC ewan ko po kung bakit at bakit dun pa. NO IDEA hayzzt. Kakapagod mag pabalik balik at dami pa gastos at abala.
Anonymous said…
Hello. Kahit po ako kay probationary pa lang kailangan may date of coverage na? Thanks.
Anonymous said…
Mam, may natanggap po kase kameng letter na may nakalagay na effectivity date. Yun na po ba ang ilalagay namen na date coverage para makaregister ang employer? Thank you in advance. God bless po!
Anonymous said…
hello po ma'am. bago lang po ako nagpamember sa SSS.. Pano ko po malalaman na may DOC na ako? kung meron na po ba aking DOC pwedi na po ako makaavail ng SSS ID or UMID? kung pwedi na po ba,ilang weeks po ba bago marelease ang ID? please response.. asap thank you
Nora said…
DOC: Magkakaroon ka lang ng DOC kapag meron nang na-post na valid contribution mo. Valid ang contribution kung niremit ng employer o nabayaran mo after na-approve ng SSS ang application mo for self-employed. Yes, kapag meron nang DOC, puede nang mag-apply for UMID. Iba-iba ang processing time for UMID. Puedeng from one month to one year. Mabagal din kasi ang movement sa postal system. Ang average siguro is 3 months.
Anonymous said…
thanks for your response ma'am. btw po ma'am nung araw po na nagpamember ako,nagbayad po agad ako at kinabukasan po nakatanggap po ako ng mensahe mula sa SSS na posted na po ung contribution payment ko. after 4 days po bumalik po ako sa SSS for SSS ID or UMID. nung tinaype na po SS number ko ay wala pa po akong DOC.. bumalik daw po ako after 3 weeks. So ngayon po paano ko po malalaman na may DOC na po ako? i mean makakatanggap din po ba ako ng mensahe mula SSS katulad ng contribution payment ko po?
Nora said…
DOC: Ang alam ko hindi tinitext kung meron ka nang DOC . Yong contribution, nate-text kasi ginawan ng software. May 3 weeks na ba? Balikan mo yong nagsabi ng 3 weeks para matanong. Noong nagpa-member ka ba ay self-employed ang tsinek mo? Ininterview ka ba? At merong isinulat na monthly contribution amount sa registration form mo?
Anonymous said…
opo self employed po ako. Odd Job lang po. wala naman po masyadong interview. Sinulat ko din po ung monthly contribution amount sa registration form ko. babalikan ko plang po next week para maitanong ko po ung about sa DOC ko. maraming salamat po.
Unknown said…
maam ask q lg po. sa asawa qg sss. pumunta po cya dti sa sss tas hinanapan po cya ng doc tagging .
saan po yun mkukuha. sa office din ba ng sss? . tsaka po .hndi po cya ngbbyad ng sss nya . madam nya phu hndi cya gnwa employee. . bsta hinulugan lg nya po...
MissT said…
Hello i applied my SS number online,tapos binayaran ko na din contribution ko bago ako pumunta sa SSS office para maging permanent ang status ng SS number ko. Nakapost narin ang contribution ko online pero wala Date of Coverage... agad agad ba nagkakaroon ng doc? Or kelangan maghintay ng 3 weeks or a month? Thanks...
aiza said…
Hi po! paano po kung mali yung date of coverage? ano po yung action para macorrect po.?

Thanks.
Anonymous said…
Hi Ma'am nag apply po ako sa SSS as Self-Employee Contractual po kasi ako sa UP Diliman so thats why dineclared ko na self-employed, unfortunately nawala ko po yung resibo. isang beses palang naman po ako naghuhulog and matagal na din po kasi yun March 2018 pa po though, nag reflect naman po sa account ko yung contribution ko na yon. now the question is, makakakuha po ba ako ng UMID ID kahit wala na yung resibo? thank you po. :)
hazel said…
Nag apply po ako ng sss ko last year april ,and after 1week po tsaka ako nakapag bayad nun, tapos sir self employed po yung nilagay ko sa form E-1 ,ngayon araw po mag papa id sana ako pero nung cheneck po nila data ko sa database nila wala daw po akong date of coverage .Ano po ba ang dahilan bakit wala po akong date of coverage ? At ilang buwan po bago yun maprocess para makakuha po ako ng id?. Salamat po sa pag sagot
Nora said…
Hi hazel, noong nag-submit ka ba ng form, hiningan ka ba ng proof of source of income? as proof na talagang self-employed ka? Or ininterview ka ba tungkol sa source of income mo? Meron ba siyang isinulat na amount of monthly contribution mo sa form mo? Andian ba yong form mo? Kung na-approve ka as self-employed, magkakaroon ka ng date of coverage usually after 3 monthly contributions, based sa mga nababasa ko na comments.
Nora said…
Yes, kung meron kang Date of Coverage. Kung na-approve yong application mo as self-employed, ituloy mo lang ang pagbayad mo ng contribution, para makakuha ka ng ID. Kung hindi mo makita sa online account mo, you can go to SSS and verify your status kung meron kang Date of Coverage.
Maria Magno said…
Hello ma'am ask ko lang PO Kung mga ilang weeks or months ago bago bumalik SA SSS para mag pa verify or update NG DOC ko PO.as self employed.nag hulog PO ako NG one month contribution as voluntary.tapos bibigyan ako NG affidavit of source of income at dinala ko PO yun sa notary public.ang tanong ko PO matagal pa PO ba ako bago maka kuha NG umid I'd?.nag huhulog na PO ako ngayun as self employed
Unknown said…
Ano pong dapat kung gawin d ko matrace yung una kong employer paano ako kukuha ng date of coverage ano pong dapat kung gawin e useless lang pala ang sss ko kasi d pala ako makuha ng benifits employed po ako ngayon as seafarer.
Nora said…
Hi seafarer, meron ka na bang one month or more na seafarer? Ask your agency kung nai-report ka na sa SSS using SSS form R-1A? Sabihin mo nagtatanong ka lang kasi wala kang Date of Coverage dahil hindi ka naireport nang past employer mo. If possible, ask them to email you a copy of your R-1A. Halimbawa man hindi mo na makita yong old employer mo, itong start of contributions mo with your agency na ang magiging Date of Coverage mo. Pag meron ka nang posted contributions as a seafarer, enroll on SSS online para ma-track mo ang contributions mo.
Nora said…
Yong R-1A pala, form yan for employees, so puedeng one or more employees ang nakalista diyan, kung meron kang kasabay na irereport ng employer sa SSS.
Unknown said…
Gaano po katagal bago magkaroon ng DOC? hindi po kasi ako nakapag appy ng umid po.. Thanks po sa sagot..
Unknown said…
Maam tanong ko lang po ano po ang mangyayari sa Sss contribution ng Mr. ko kasi wala syang DATE OF COVERAGE? naka pag hulog po ako ng contribution nya ng 2months,pero ng ma check ko status nya online naka post naman ang contribution nua pero walang date of coverage. OFW po ang Mr ko. at ako personally ng babayad ng Sss contribution nya,. sa first payment at second payment ko kasi ay as VOLUNTARY, gawa ng pag GENERATE ng PRN. . SO ano po ang mangyayari sa mga payment na yon??? salamat
Unknown said…
patulong po sa queries ko.. salamat
Jutz said…
,sana po masagot nyo ang tanong ko salamat po
Naya said…
Hi Jutz, dapat mag-register ang asawa mo as OFW. Hindi puedeng magsimulang magbayad as Voluntary. Yong 2 monthly payments ire-request mo later on na i-apply na lang sa future payments after maka-register ang husband mo. Padalhan mo siya ng Personal record form. Or puede rin niyang I-download from the SSS website, I-fill-up niya then i-email niya sa SSS together with a scan of his IDs. Or baka merong malapit na SSS branch sa country where he is working para doon siya mag-register
Naya said…
Ito ang copy ng SSS Personal record form. Remember to fill up the space for OFW sa may gitna ng form.
Naya said…
Nagregister ka ba as self-employed? Hindi valid kapag nagsimula kang magbayad as Voluntary. Dapat Employed, or Self-Employed or OFW or Non-working spouse. If you registered properly, ituloy mo lang magbayad. Malamang after 3 to 5 months of paying bago ka mabigyan ng DOC
Unknown said…
naka pag register po sya as OFW, pero noong ng bayad ako VOLUNTARY yong na generate ko na PRN number, nag a appear naman ang contribution nya pero wala nga lang date of coverage, so paano po yon,? pwede po na na ako na lang ang mag process ng Sss nya dito sa PINAS, para m continue ko ang payment nya at maging valid mga contribution nya? salamat.
Unknown said…
naka pag fill up po sya ng form na yan bago bumalik sa abroad, my recieving copy nga po ako dito na may stamp ng sss patunay na na receive nila ang document..
Unknown said…
Hi patulong nlng po..Nakapag self employed na po ako.Magbabayad na sana ako unang huLog bakit po hindi ako mkpag hulog ang sabi ksi skin hindi paraw ako self employed .Pa balik2 na po ako ng sss bakit ganun eh nkapg sign up nako ng self emplyed at bayad nlng ang kulang bakit pgdating sa payment hindi pa ako pwd maghulog.NAGUguluhan po ako patulong namn po
Nora said…
Sorry at hindi ako naka-reply agad this time.
Good that you have that form already. Next time you pay, for example sa Bayad Center, check OFW. Yong Date of Coverage, ipo-post nila siguro after 3 to 5 payments. Based on many people commenting that they don't have yet their Date of Coverage, hindi agad napo-post ang Date of Coverage -- it takes time. Keep your receipts and his OFW registration form.
Nora said…
Meron kang SSS registration form na signed and stamped by SSS? Na Self-employed yong na-check mo? at nasulatan nila ng monthly contribution mo? If yes, dapat puede ka nang magbayad. Ipakita mo sa kanila yang registration form mo... na it's approved na. At meron na nga silang isinulat na amount ng contribution mo.
Elite said…
Panu po mlaman ang date of coverage ng employer po mam. Para maonline po ang sss user id po?
Unknown said…
you have contributions prior to your date of coverage? Yan ung error s retirement application anu meaning po nyan? paano po maayos?
Nila J said…
My date of Coverage at the start is employed member. It is only in the last two years and one half that I paid as voluntary member. But as I see in my membership status it was change to Voluntary member. And when I requested for an appointment online for retirement application it says" my application is rejected due to premium contributions prior to DOC. What shall I do now?
Nora said…
Hi Nila, don't worry, my relative got the same reply when she applied for retirement benefit online, and when she filed her application at an SSS branch, the issue was never raised. Apparently, many employees have contributions prior to their DOC because many employers in the past reported their employees to SSS only when they became regular employees.
What this means then? You submit your retirement application documents at any branch that you like. Many SSS branches now use the dropbox system. You put all the required documents (xerox copies only) inside a brown envelope, label the envelope with your complete name, the word "Retirement" and your phone number, then put into the dropbox of any SSS branch. Wait for a text from SSS for your next appointment -- bring your original docs.
Unknown said…
Good evening ano po ang gagawin kapag nareject ang retirement claim due to date o coverage?
Nora said…
Hi, nag-file ka ba ng retirement claim sa online SSS account mo? At ang nakita mong reply is "You have contributions prior to your Date of coverage?". If yes, mag-file ka sa branch. Prepare all the required documents, then xerox them. Put xerox copies in a brown envelope. Write these on the front of the envelope: your complete Name, RETIREMENT, your mobile phone number (dapat celfone no. kasi magtetext sila sa yo later on). Then drop your envelope sa SSS branch drop box. Wait for their text for your interview -- Bring the original copies of your documents.
Anonymous said…
Hi po.ganyan din po prob ko nagaapply po ako pra sa maternity pmunta ako sss then sabi nla wla ako date of coverage kailangan ko daw kmuha ng r3 record Or papagfile ko ng r1a ung dti kong employer.pmunta ako sa dti kong employer ang bnigay lang sakin ay copy na katunayan na nagfile na sla ng R1A dati.un naman dinala ko pagbalik ko sa sss pero di nla tinaggap un bali kdaw ako sa employer ko kuha pa ako r3 report tska COE,tanong ko lng po kung di pba pwde ung copy na nagfile na sla ng R1a dti ksi balik2 po ako sa employer ko halos di rin ako inaasikaso,o talagang maselan lang sa ibang branch ng sss?sana po masagot
Anonymous said…
Hello po pano malalaman DOC ngayon pa lang po magreregister as an employer
Nora said…
About employer's DOC: Yong final DOC, SSS ang magsusulat doon sa lower portion ng Employer Registration form, pero ikaw ang magsusulat ng Start of Operation nio. Ang Start of Operation nio ay yong start of employment ng first employee or first employees mo. Ang pag-register ng employees mo sa SSS ay within the first 30 days of your employee's date of employment.
Anonymous said…
Hi po. May way po ba para ma fix ang date of coverage ko? Ang DOC ko ay 1995 pero nkapag start ako Ng contribution was 1996 gawa Ng sunod sunod na problema noon. Self employed po ako, sari sari store ang pinagkukunan Ng contribution ko..ano po pwede gawin para ma qualify for any benefits from SSS?
Nora said…
About Date of coverage: Kelangan muna nating malaman ang status mo sa SSS. Nag-try ka na bang mag-enroll sa SSS online? Para makita mo ang status mo? Gagamitin mo lang yong reference number or transaction number sa last contribution payment receipt mo this 2021. Punta ka lang sa www.sss.gov.ph, i-click ang "I'm not a robot", at i-click ang "Not yet registered in My.SSS" at follow instructions. Para makita mo kung ano ang status mo.
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