How to get SSS Number? Requirements and Procedure

I am sharing here how to get SSS number and what are the requirements. Getting SSS number is the first step to be a member of the SSS. If you work in the Philippines and you are employed in a private company, it is mandatory to be a member of SSS and pay monthly contributions. If you are a kasambahay or household service worker, it is also advisable to be an active member of SSS. If unemployed, you can also become a member of SSS by being a Voluntary Member. Even drivers join the SSS via AlkanSSSya Program.

SSS also known as Social Security System in the Philippines is so important not only in social security but also for retirement. It gives benefits like maternity benefits, sickness, disability, loans, funeral, retirement and a lot more. To become eligible for benefits, you must maintain your active membership with SSS and maintain your contributions. As of now, the minimum contribution in order to be eligible for retirement pension is 120 months.

To avail the other benefits, maintain an active membership by paying monthly. Also never miss a month to avoid penalties.

Requirements in getting SSS Number

Take note that SSS Number is different with SSS ID Card or UMID. SSS Number is the per-requisite to be an SSS member. To get this number you need:

sss number requirements

this is the E1 Form you need to pass in getting SSS number (source:SSS)

Procedure in getting SSS Number

  • Fill up your personal details and information on the SSS E1 form. You can get the form at the SSS branch near you. You can also download it online if you want.
  • Fall in line at the SSS branch near you and wait for your turn. Submit your E1 form and attach your photocopies of valid IDs and birth certificate.
  • Wait for your personal copy of E1 form. SSS will issue your SSS Number at the upper part of E1 form. Keep this for life because it is so important. Never lose it because we can only have ONE SSS Number for life.


Once you have been issued an SSS number, you must contribute and pay your contributions once you’re employed or registered as employed, voluntary, OFW or household service worker or whatever your current status is. Having SSS number does not mean automatic coverage and eligibility to benefits. You need to be an active member and you need to meet SSS requirements for coverage.

Remember, keep your SSS number because you are not allowed to get another one again. If you lost your number or you can’t remember it anymore, verify it at the SSS.

SSS Number for Employers

If you are an employer, you must submit all the documents in registering as employer together with the list of your employees. SSS will issue you your SSS employer’s number and certificate and will assist and teach you in employees SSS matters such as submitting R3 reports.

Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with SSS. This post is for sharing of experience purpose only. If you have personal questions and inquiry with your SSS account, contact the SSS branch that handles your membership.

Do you have your SSS number already? Did you get it fast and easy? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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  2. Al-Munner Nambio says

    Ask lang po Mis. Fehl nandito po ako sa bangkok gusto ko pong magapplay ng trabaho sa canada.Ang work ko po dito ay Gelato Chef,gumawa po ng italian ice cream po ang task ko tlaga.Dati po akong Service crew ng KFC -Oman. Slamat po.

  3. CHECHE says

    Pano po kung di Pilipino yug Birth certificate? as in US citizen yung record pero nakatira dito sa pinas ng matagal ng panahon? kaylangan pa po ba ng ibang papeles yun? para makakuha ng SSS?

      • Che says

        Hello ms fhel, ask ko lang continuous pa rin kase ako naghuhulog ng contribution sa SSS, makuha ko pa po ba ang benefits ko, im staying here in US na for good since 2012..Thanks

  4. nicole says

    good afternoon po mis.fehl….may sss number na po aq nakuha q po eto nung last week of the month po ng september un plang po ung nkuha q po…pwedi pa po ba aq bumalik dun pra e verified po sa knila na volunteer lng po aq?tsaka pwedi rin po ba na ung id na e present q po dun is postal po?thank you

  5. jolina says

    hi ms.fehl ! pag meron nbang sss number e makuha ba agad ang id ? kailangan na kailangan ko kc for passport and im about to go abroad next month na.

  6. mario says

    hellow po.. ask ko lang pwd po bang NSO nalang ang ipakitang birthcertificate naiwan kasi sa probinsya namin ung original birthcerticate.. anu po pwd po ba?

  7. lorenzcyril says

    pano po kung kailangan lang sa school (kc mag aapply ng student assistant) d ba pwedeng photo copy lang ang b.cert.?

      • MARIBELLE says

        miss fehl pano po pala if ofw ako then wla po akong sss, gusto ko sana kumuha nang sss for my personal pwede po ba iyon at ipaasikaso ko nalang sa fiancee ko sa pinas? papadla lang ako nang authorization letter and other supporting docs? pls let me know

  8. Iracundus says

    Hi. pwede bang yung original birth vertificate nalang ang ipass not the NSO copy? I just found out recently that my first name was mispelled in my NSO but i’m currently fixing it. i really need to have my SSS number. will the SSS accept it?

    • Fehl says

      Everything and every office transactions have to base on the authenticated birth certificate. If something is wrong or misspelled there, you have to use the correct one or else you will encounter problems in the future.

  9. Jayson says

    Good morning Maam Fehl ask q lang po, fresh graduate po ako at wala pa pong trabaho. Pwede po ba akong kumuha ng SSS number para po pag nag apply po ako ng work tapos na aq sa lahat ng requirements ko. I already have, barangay clearance, police clearance and nbi clearance. Thank you.

    • Fehl says

      Yes, I applied for SSS Number too even if I was still a student back then. I was applying for a job so I needed it. Just go to SSS and follow the steps we discussed in the article above

  10. joey says

    hi mam fehl, pde po ba ppakuha lang un ss number?ska ndi po NSO un BC.original BC issued by city hall po un ipapass.TIA.

  11. el says

    hello! thanks for the info! btw, i have some questions. i already have an sss no. but when will i be able to get my physical id for sss? and i was only able to give a photocopy of my two valid i.ds instead of giving my photocopied birth certificate (because i forgot to bring the original copy), do i need to go back to the sss center to give it? thank you!

  12. Anna Jean Erfelua says

    tanung que lng poh my limit poh bang sahod pra mka apply xa sss….????thank u poh……

    • Fehl says

      According to the new SSS Contribution Table, the lowest salary credit is 1000. Go check the latest SSS contribution table 2014 to know what bracket suits your needs. It’s in the right side of this site right now

  13. Kathy says

    I have a question lang po, after filling E1 form dba lalagyan nla ng SSS # sa upper left portion.. so after filling it yan naba ung official SSS # ko? pwede naba ako kumuha ng SSS ID or mag file nang maternity benifits using my SSS # given in my E1 form??? kasi i have contributions na for a year.. thanks po

    • Fehl says

      Yes the SSS Number will be at the upper left portion once E1 is issued. Pink copy will be left in your hand. Assuming you have been contribution continuously for a year now, yes you can apply for UMID card.

  14. nica says

    may sss number na asawa ko pero ilang taon na syang hindi nagtatrabaho higit 20 years na yata.panu namin makukuha yung sss number nya para maipagpatuloy namin?

  15. jovie says

    Hi. Ask ko lng po,may e1# na po ako,pero d po sya nahuhulugan ng employer ko, pwede po ba syang i switch ng voluntary khit wala png hulog? Ano ano po ang ma iaadvice nyo? Salamat..

    • Fehl says

      If you’re employed, you must be an employed member and your employer will pay some shares for your contributions. If you’re unemployed, you will be paying for your contributions 100%, It’s better if you’re employed coz you won’t shoulder all the payment

  16. lhen says

    panu po kung nakakuha na ako ng e1 bfor my temporary no. nadin.
    iba po ung add ko n nakalagay dun, sa probisya p po naklgay n add. ko dun dun kc ako dati nktira
    ngaun po sa manila na aq nakatira, kailangan ko parin bang kumuha ng another e1 para sa new work ko, matagal na kac aq natigil sa work almost 6yrs din.

    • Fehl says

      No, you don’t need to get another SSS number. We are only allowed 1 SSS number for life. You will use the same number wherever you live or wherever company you may be. If you want to update your address in your account, go to the new SSS branch where you now report your contributions and file an a Member’s Update form

  17. Vanessa says

    Hi Miss Fehl,
    diba po pwede ako kumuha ng SSS kahit unemployed, fresh grad po kasi ako, pag nakakuha na ako ng SSS number kailangan ba magbayad na din ako monthly kahit wala pa akong work? kailangan ko lang kasi ng SS number as required sa application ko for work. Thank you.

    • Fehl says

      All you have to do is give your SSS Number to your employer. They will then deduct some part of your salary for your SSS monthly contributions

  18. tess says

    Hi ma’am gud eve,my E-1sss # n po ako yon kulay pink hindi ko po natuloy
    Ito Kasi Wala po akong birth certificate galing nso ngayon po itutuloy kuna kasi my nso n po ako Wala n po b ibang requirements n hihingiin.OK n po ba yon birth certificate galing nso at philhealth I’d ko po salamat po

  19. Marygrace says

    Ask lang po maam paano ba iprocess yung sss kung nakuhaan na pala aq ng sss ng dating employer ko at ndi naibigay sa akin nung tinanong ko ung dating employer ko nitong nakaraan ang sabi nya kc na wash out nung bagyong yolanda panu ko i uupdate yun kc mga almost a year ytang ndi nbayaran yu… tnx po :)

    • Fehl says

      YOu need to verify your SSS number by going to the SSS branch near you if your employer cannot remember it.

  20. rosel says

    maam,i have already sss number pero wla akong hulog,,naglalako lng ako sa kalsada,paano ako magstart maghulog?

    • Fehl says

      Use your SSS number and update your membership as Voluntary Member and start paying your monthly contributions. Check out the new SSS Contribution Table 2014 to see the amount you can afford or wish to contribute

  21. Sarrah says

    maam good morning po ..
    ako po ung representative ng company namin para kuhanan ng sss ang mga ka workmate ko ano po ba yong mga kailangan kong dalhin para makakuha ako ng sss no. nila .

    thank you ..

    • Fehl says

      You need to be authorized signatory of your company. The requirements for SSS number registration are mentioned in the article above. Bless ya!

  22. angel says

    hi po. pwede po bang magsubmit ng E1 sa lingkod pinoy ng robinsons? or puro payments/contributions lang po dun?

  23. paulo ilagan says

    hello..ask ko lang po kung maari po ba akong kumuha ng sss id kahit wala pang hulog ang aking sss??

  24. Gregjiel Lopez says

    Hello, what is the procedure in correcting my SSS ID. My name is spelled wrong. I live in region 7. Must I go to an office in that regoin, or since i moved may i go now to region 6? thank you

    • Fehl says

      I think you can go to your new region since SSS got the wrong spelling, they need to correct it at your request

  25. Glazel says

    Hi ms Fehl ask LNG po kc need KO Kumuha ng umid id kso wla p atang hulog ung sss ko mkkakuha b KO nun.thanks

  26. veronica bernardo says

    i have question lang po.. mag apply po aq as voluntary member, wala po akong work pero me sari sari store business kme.. is’t true na me interview pa before k bgyan sss no. pra maverify na kea ko hulugan monthly contribution ko?

  27. joana jovillano says

    Mam pnu po ung sa papa q pde po b xah mag file ng dissabilty my highblood po xah tska skt sapuso..nsa 57 na po xah…tnx po

  28. kimrodriguez says

    ma’am ask ko lang po dati po aq nag work sa mercury drug dito sa palawan. nag stop po aq ng work stop din ung contribution q. gusto q mag resume ngaun as voluntary member kc wala na aq work. 7 years na aq nag stop may fines po ba un? if meron stemate magkano po. thnx

    • Fehl says

      There is no penalty unless you’re paying the current month late. You can resume your present contributions and the following months. You cannot pay the past years and past months anymore though

  29. Arlene says

    Bakit ganun twice na akong nagpunta sa sss robinson .. Ayaw pa rin nila akong i confirm kahit meron na akong sss number pero hindi ko yun nahuluagn pa .. Gusto ko na syang hulugan pero need nila ng source of income evidence.. Hayyy anu ba dapat kong gawin? Im 38 and student…

  30. cristina manolong cristo says

    Good am’m pwede po ba akong voluntary sss member kahit kasalukuyan pong hinuholugan ng employer ko ang sss ko sa province,here po kasi ako sa manila now.and ang employer ko po nasa province.gusto ko po kasi madagdagan hulog ko.thanks

  31. japot says

    maam tanong ko lng kong ilang weeks or month ung verification if pumasok n ba ung bayad ko or what kc i need to apply for umid ko! d kc pwede apply kong d pa pumasok ung bayad ko sa sss! i am a new member po! tnx

  32. cristina valerio says

    elow po ms fhel..nkpag pass nko ng e1 form the problem is kulang pa ung requirements pinaba2lik ako..dnko nkabalik (the question is kng mgapply ulit ako pwede pa po ba wala na kc ung copy ko)tnx

  33. cristinacollado says

    what if po ngvoluntary sss po ako and hinulugan ko po ng 1month pwd po b kaya ako makakuha ng UMIDsss once na gusto kung to go abroad

  34. jema says

    hi po ask ko lang po kasi po nagflight na po ung sister ko iniwan nya lahat ng requirement para sa ow 1 at may authorization letter ako pwede po ba ako ang kumuha ng sss number nya ofw sya in her behalf
    thank u po

  35. yume says

    Hi tanong ko lg po panu po pag nawala yung e1? Pwd po bang kumuha nlg ulit ng new sss number? Wala pa namang hulog yung sss number ko ehhh., kasi po pag sinabi Kong na lost yung e1 e veverify pa nila and 1mnth ko pa makukuha, while kung kukuha ako ulit ng new e1 with new number 1day lg ang processing, need ko na kasi talaga tsaka pwd nmn pacancel ko na LNG yung isang number wala pa namang laman yon.. ok lg po ba pag ganun?
    thanks po..

    • Fehl says

      YOu cannot get another SSS number or E1 since you already have been issued one before. We can only get 1 SSS number for life

  36. Jenn says

    Hi ask ko lang po if pwd ba kumuha ng sss no. Passport lang requirements? Nawala po kasi yung bc ng kapatid ko. Thanks

  37. mark says

    Hello po. Good eve. ask lng po ako tungkol sa requirement na nso authenticated birth certificate pano po pg my nka lagay na “page 1 of 2″ accepted bato for sss number? ikinompara ko ang 2 nso authenticated birth certificate na may nkalagay “page 1 of 2″ and “page 1 of 1″. wla naman pong diperensya o pgkakaiba. accepted po ba ang “page 1 of 2″? or kailangan ko png kumuha ulit ng nso authenticate birth certificate ulit? hope you’ll reply asap. thanks in advance po.

  38. Cris says

    Hello ask lng po, kumuha ako ss# 2003 but never xa nahulugan, hndi rn ako nagwowork and ang source of income lng eh tru allowance and remittance.. Pwede ko pa kaya mahulugan ung ss# ko?

  39. Margarita C. Cabiles says

    i already got E-1 (pink form ) before….as i remember i get E-1 for the third time….what will i do? i have not used any of these three because i have not continue to work….i already lost them .. but i still got my 3rd E-1 form and i still have it…but i still not able to pay my contribution…what will i do? i want to pay my contribution …is it possible to dissolve those first two E-1 …and used my last E-1 which i have right now?
    please tell me what to do….

    • Fehl says

      Double SSS number kana if you had 2 E1 forms issued to you. You must verify your real account at SSS to avoid major problems in the future

  40. lean tenerife says

    Mam ask ko lang kasi last year kumuha ako ng e1 then i think 1 beses palang sya nahulugan ng employer ko kasi umalis na ako sa company namin then ngayon need ko kumuha ng umid id for my employer for taiwan pede po b mg voluntary contribution ako tapos mgadvance nlang ako byaran ko 6 months advance para mkakuha ako agad ng umid need ko po talaga yun tnx….

  41. Yuna says

    Hi Ma’am Fehl,

    Tanong ko lang po. Nakapagfill up na po ako ng E-1 form and may number na naibigay. Gusto ko pong malaman kung ano na po ang kasunod kong gagawin. Kailangan ko po ba magpunta ng sss office para magverify pa kung pwede ko na po hulugan or kailangan ko na po talagang hulugan? need din po ba na iinform yung sss na voluntary member lang or proceed na agad sa pagbabayad? Please let me know. Thank you.

    • Fehl says

      Did you registered as employed or voluntary? If you’re employed, you don’t need to do anything usually coz your SSS will be paid thru payroll..If you’re a voluntary member, you need to check the SSS table to know your contributions. If you don’t know, then go to SSS to update your account status and pay your contributions

  42. junar R. Guingab says

    Ask ko lng po,, nag apply npo ako ng sss noon when i was single,, but i lost my number ,, hindi prin naman ako nakahulog noon,, self employed nga,, that was 20 years ago n,, pede po b ako kumuha ng bgo? Thank you,,

    • Fehl says

      Since you already registered a number before, you can verify it at SSS and use it if you want to be an active member now.

  43. yamz says

    Hi po tanung ko lang po my sss num. Npo ako at ng aaply ng trabaho kailNgan kopabang mg fillup ng form para .png.employee..?

  44. haydee says

    hi po,,asked ko lng po if mg apply po ako ng sss number at mgbbgy po ako ng 1yr.n contributions ko maari na po ba akong makakumuha ng sss id?

  45. she says

    Good day,meron po akong sss #(E-1 colored pink) pero hindi sa sss office ko yun nkuha. Bale may isang sss employee kumuha nun pra sa akin w/o b-certificate and id’s year 2006 pa yun. Ngayon, gusto ko maghulog as voluntary member pero nag-aalangan ako kasi hindi nga ako nag-submit ng birth certificate or id so baka maging issue yun halimbawang mag-claim ako ng benefits sayang lang ang ihuhulog ko. Ano po mgandang gawin dito? Hoping for ur reply. Tnx in andvance.

  46. haydee de leon says

    Hi, Ms Felh i just want yo us if its okay lang ba if kahit voters id and tin id yung requirements n meron birth certificate ko kasi xerox nalang naiwan sa akin need ko agad ng number sss for my work req. Thanks for the comply

    • Fehl says

      I think for first time applicants they check the original NSO BC and they get the xerox copy. Voter’s ID is accepted

  47. Rey says

    Hello maam fhel, tanong ko lang poh kung pwd maka kuha ng SSS Kahit unemployed at wala pang work experience, im a fresh graduate pa lang po kasi and SSS is one of the requirements ng ina aplyan ko.. thank you poh

  48. THERESA says

    hi, madam ask ko lang po, my ss num. n po ako kakakuha ko lng ngayon .nsa akin n po ung E-1form n pink, first time ko pa lang po.
    ang tanong ko po ay anong next step pagkatapos kumuha ng ss number,(E-1form) Paano ko malalaman kung magkano ang huhulogan ko.

    • Fehl says

      If you’re employed, you can give your employer your SSS number and they will deduct your necessary contributions from your monthly salary. If register yourself as voluntary member sa SSS and follow the SSS table to know how much you want to contribute

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