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SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS)

SSS-HK REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL

Rm. 602, 6th floor United Centre 95 Queensway, Admiralty

SSS-ID Capture Center - Rm. 603-A, beside the Philippine Consulate

Tel. No. : 2143-6394

Fax No. : 2377-9556

SSS Representative Officer: Mr. Alfredo Jose I. Recio, Jr.

E-mail address : psss031@ibm.net
 
 
SSS MISSION STATEMENT
 
 

"To provide meaningful protection to members and their families against contingencies
 
 

resulting in loss of income or financial burden and to contribute to the socioeconomic
 
 

development of the country through a viable social insurance program."


VISION STATEMENT
 
 

"By the year 2000, SSS aims to achieve Quality Service and Coverage.



Quality Service means world-class and able to compete with the best in the world.
 
 

Quality Coverage means that social security protection is universal, uniform
 
 

and meaningful."


REQUIREMENTS:


 
 

YOU CAN BECOME AN SSS OFW MEMBER IF YOU
 
 

1) are an overseas Filipino worker, are not over 60 years old and are not an SSS member yet;
 
 

2) were previously covered by the SSS and have been separated from your previous employment but have not applied for voluntary membership;
 
 

or have already applied for voluntary membership and are actively paying but not as an OFW.
 
 

HOW CAN YOU BECOME AN SSS MEMBER
 
 

  1. Visit your nearest SSS office and secure an Overseas Worker Record Form (OW-1). 

  2.  

     
     

    (OW-1 applications are available at the counters of Accredited Banks such as PNB, First Metro Bank, RCBC and SB-HK)
     
     
     
     

  3. Fill out the form and submit it with the following documents:
  • Birth certificate or, in its absence, Baptismal Certificate or Passport 
  • Marriage Contract, if married; 
  • If reporting children,
-Birth/Baptismal certificate of child, if legitimate

-Proof of filiation showing acknowledgement of child, if illegitimate

-Decree of Adoption for legally adopted child

BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES

 
 

AS AN SSS OFW MEMBER, YOU ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS…
 
 

TYPE OF BENEFITS QUALIFYING CONDITIONS PENSION LUMP SUM

SICKNESS At least three (3) contributions 90% of average daily

within a 12-month period prior salary credit Max. 120

to semester of sickness days in one calendar Yr.

MATERNITY At least three (3) contributions Daily Maternity Benefit

within a 12-month period prior equivalent to 100% of

to semester of childbirth or her average daily salary

miscarriage credit for 60 days or 78

days in case of caesarian

delivery; up to first four

(4) deliveries or mis-

carriages only.
 
 

RETIREMENT 120 monthly contributions; P1,200 - if with at least Less than 120

Age 60, optional basis 10 CYS*; contributions;

(Age 65, mandatory basis) P2,400 - if with at least Refund plus

20 CYS; 13th month interest

pension - December

PARTIAL At least 36 contributions P1,000 - if w/ less than Less than 36

DISABILITY prior to semester of contingency 10 CYS; contributions

P1,200 - if w/ at least Appropriate

10 CYS; lump sum

P2,400 - if w/ at least

20 CYS; 13th month

pension - December
 
 

PERMANENT At least 36 contributions P1,000 - if w/ less than Less than 36

TOTAL prior to semester of contingency 10 CYS; contributions

DISABILITY P1,200 - if w/ at least Appropriate

10 CYS; lump sum

P2,400 - if w/ at least

20 CYS; 13th month

pension - December
 
 

DEATH At least 36 contributions P1,000 - if w/ less than Less than 36

prior to semester of contingency 10 CYS; contributions

P1,200 - if w/ at least Appropriate

10 CYS; lump sum

P2,400 - if w/ at least

20 CYS; 13th month

pension - December
 
 

FUNERAL At least 36 contributions P15,000 prior to semester of contingency


*(CYS) Credited Years of Service


 
 

YOU ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING LOAN PRIVILEGES…
 
 

TYPE OF LOAN CONTRIBUTIONS LOAN AMOUNT INTEREST P.A. TERMS

SALARY 24 mos. / 36 mos. 1 month / 2 months 6% 2 years

salary credit

CALAMITY 36 mos. P5,000 maximum 6% 2 years

PRIVATIZATION 12 mos. P20,000 maximum 6% 5 years

FUND

SPECIAL 24 mos. - employed P25,000 maximum 10.15% 2 years

EDUCATIONAL 34 mos. – self

LOAN FOR Y2K employed/voluntary

CONVERSION

HOUSING At least 12 mos. P375,000 maximum 16% 5 -25 years

Actively paying

HOUSE At least 12 mos. P375,000 maximum 16% 5-20 years

IMPROVEMENT actively paying

SMALL AND P50 M maximum 17% 7 years MEDIUM -

ENTERPRISES


SCHEDULE OF CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 1999
 
 

MONTHLY SALARY CREDIT SOCIAL SECURITY

(MSC)
 
 

P 3,000 P252.00

3,500 249.00

4,000 336.00

4,500 378.00

5,000 420.00

5,500 462.00

6,000 504.00

6,500 546.00

7,000 588.00

7,500 630.00

8,000 672.00

8,500 714.00

9,000 756.00

9,500 798.00

10,000 840.00

10,500 882.00

11,000 924.00

11,500 966.00

12,000 1,008.00

YOUR QUESTIONS ON YOUR SSS OFW MEMBERSHIP ANSWERED

When does my coverage as an OFW member take effect?

Upon payment of your first contribution.
 
 

What will be the basis of my contribution?
 
 

The basis of your contribution is your monthly earnings, computed in Philippine pesos, declared at the time of registration. However, your monthly salary credit should in no case be lower than P3,000 and the maximum subject to the prevailing salary ceiling.(The setting of minimum salary credit at P3,000 is based in the salary of departing OFWs, the minimum of which is US$200 and alignment with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration's proposed minimum contribution for Health Care Program.)

Both the employee's and employer's share shall be paid by the OFW.

Upon arrival of OFW's membership application, the OFW or the allottee shall pay for the contribution based on the rate provided for in table of contributions through SSS-accredited collecting banks within the first five days of the month following the applicable month.
 
 

In case of termination of the contract, the OFW may continue to pay their contributions to maintain his/her right to full benefit.
 
 

Can I change my monthly salary credit?
 
 

Yes, you are allowed to change your monthly salary credit once in a given year. You need not present any proof of earnings if the requested change is only the next higher or lower MSC from your current MSC. However, if the requested change is more than the next higher or lower monthly salary credit, you will have to present a copy of your income tax return for the prior year duly stamped received by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. 
 
 

For more information, please check out the SSS website at: http://www.sss.gove.ph
 
 
 

The Philippine Consulate General is located at Room 602 6/F, United Center, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR