SSS Kasambahay Law Requirements and Benefits

After the Kasambahay Law was implemented, all household service workers must now take the opportunity to register and apply at the SSS to enjoy the benefits. The requirements are simple and it’s so easy to apply. Your employer can assist you in applying or you can simply go there at the SSS no problem.

In this page, I’m sharing what I watched from the OCW Forum discussing about SSS Kasambahay Requirements and Registration. Before you apply, you must first know about the law, who are covered by this SSS membership. Who are considered “kasambahay?”

sss kasambahay requirements and benefits

What is Kasambahay Law?

It is also known as “Batas Kasambahay” and according to Republic Act No. 10361, all domestic workers who have rendered at least 1 month of service shall be covered by SSS, Philhealth and Pagibig Fund and be entitled to all benefits provided by law.

Who are considered Kasambahay or House Maid?

According to the SSS and the Kasambahay Law, these are persons who perform domestic work (performed in or for household). These persons include:

  • House maid
  • General house helpers
  • Cook
  • Laundry person
  • Nanny or “Yaya”
  • Gardener
  • Driver

However, persons who only work occasionally and those under foster care arrangement in exchange of house service are not covered.

SSS Kasambahay Requirements

Contributions:

  • Salary or wage under P5,000 – SSS contributions are shouldered solely by the employer
  • Salary or wage P5,000 and above – SSS contributions are proportionately shared by the employer and the domestic worker

Examples:

Monthly Salary is 4,700 – since it’s below 5,000, your employer will solely pay for the whole SSS contribution which is P530 per month

Monthly Salary is 7,500 – since it’s above the bracket of 5,000, both you and your employer will pay a share of your SSS contributions, in this case: 540 (ER), 250 (EE) for a total of 790 contribution per month

*Note the computation from the example is based from the latest SSS Contribution Table*

SSS Benefits for Kasambahay

As an SSS member, I recommend you always remain an active member no matter what your job and status is to enjoy all the benefits of being a member such as:

  • Retirement Benefits – you’ll be entitled if you’ve reached 120 months of contributions at 60 or 65 years of age
  • Disability Benefit – in case of disability, if completed at least 36 months of contributions prior to disability
  • Sickness Benefit – in case of illness or injury, you may qualify if you’ve contributed at elast 3 months preceding the semester of your sickness
  • Maternity Benefit – for childbirth and miscarriage, you may receive generous benefits
  • Loans – such as salary loans, calamity loan, educational loan and housing loan – you may apply
  • Death and Funeral Benefits – beneficiaries may receive benefits
  • Dependent’s pension if eligible

How can an employer register his housemaid to SSS?

Just fill out SSS Form R1 and R1-A. Let your housemaid fill out a form called E1 and submit copies of her NSO birth certificate or Baptismal Certificate or valid ID like passport. In case the housemaid already have SSS Number, E1 may not be needed.

How can a kasambahay or housemaid register herself in the SSS?

In case the housemaid wants to register personally, just fill out SSS E1 form and submit NSO Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate or any acceptable document by the SSS. If the housemaid has already registered before in the SSS or already has SSS Number, just tell SSS so they can update her current status.

How to pay SSS Kasambahay contributions?

Just submit SSS Form R5 and pay at the SSS teller. You can also ask your employer to set up ADA (Automatic Debit Arrangement) for you in case you want more convenience. You can also pay thru accredited payment canters, major banks, post office and BancNet online. Remember to pay always on time and know the SSS Deadline of payments.

The employer must submit R3 reports monthly or quarterly together with the copies of R5 or receipts to the SSS. Otherwise, the employer can just do this via e-R3 aka electronic R3 program which is done online. Read about “How to Use SSS R3 Program and Generate File” if you don’t know how.

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

About Fehl Dungo

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75 thoughts on “SSS Kasambahay Law Requirements and Benefits”

  1. Hi po ako po si Maria isa po akong kasambahay, 6 years na po ako dito sa amo ko, wala po ako SSS,philhealth at Pag-ibig…
    Aalis na po ako ngaung March 2018 pwede ko po ba sabihin sa amo ko na bayaran nila ung SSS ko at philhealth,Pag-ibig..ang sahod ko po nung nag start ako dito ay 6,000..
    Tsaka po may Separation pay po ba ang mga kasambahay?

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  2. Hi po ask lang po AQ Kong mag kano po ihhulog q sa sss ko kada bwan ,4000 po ung sahod ko as kasambahay ,,at na stop ko hulugan nung October 2017,,may penalty po ba un?

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  3. Magandang umaga ho. Itanong ko lang ho kung paano ipa-terminate sa SSS iyong paghuhulog ng monthly contribution ng mother ko na 87 year old para sa kasambahay nya dahil pinaalis na namin iyong kasa!bahay dahil may mga ginawang hindi maganda. Saka ilan bwan na pala na hindi binabayad nung kasambahay sa SSS iyong binibigay ng mother ko bwan-bwan sa kanya na pambayad sa membership contribution nya. Thank you ho.

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  4. Ako po miss fehl 1 year and 11 months sa pinag tatrabahohan ko dati d po tataas sahod ko ako papo nag proprovide ng sabon, shampoo, at sanitary ko po wla dn po akong sss at iba pang benifets tapos po pinaalis po nila ako ng biglaan kahit po alam nila na wala po akong mauuwian na pamilya nasa probensya po kasi pamilya ko ano po ba dapat kung gawin e rereport ko po ba sila sa dole?

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  5. Hello,

    My aging parents live alone in their house here in the Philippines but we’ve recently hired a kasambahay. I’m based abroad and would like to arrange to pay/contribute to her benefits (SSS, Philhealth & Pagibig fund) but how do I do this if I’m living abroad? Would really appreciate your advice. Thanks very much.

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  6. hi po 15 years na po ako nag work bilang kasambahay. meron po ba akong matatanggap na separation or retirement fee mula sa amo ko

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  7. Hi miss fehl good evening ask ko lng po. isa po akong yaya sa amo ko 7 month’s na po ako nagtatrbho sa kanina kinuha po nila ako sa isang agency bilang yaya may contract po kami Naka sulat po don na dapat hulugan ng amo ko. Ung benefits ko. Ska kahit nd ko sabhin Alam po ng amo ko na dapat nila hulugan ung sss philhealth pag ibig ko. Kc kinausap na sila ng agency ko tukol sa benefits ko. Pero hanggang ngaun 7 month’s na po ako sa kanila ni isang hulog sa benefits ko wla. Ano po ba dapat kung gawin. Ask ko lng po makukuha ko po ba ung 7months na dapat nila ihulog sa benefits ko. Natatakot po ako baka pag sinabi ko sa kanila ung tungkol sa benefits ko paalisin nila po ako sa work ko. Kadalasan po kasi ganon ginagawa ng amo pinapaalis ang katulong kisa maghulog ng benefits ng katulong. Sana po mapayuhan nyo po ako thanks po

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    • May batas pero di alam ng gobyerno kung paano iimplement? Kung ang amo moy di sumunod sa batas na o walang time pra gampanan nya dahil parehas busy sa trabaho . at wala naman n kukulong o napaparushan pa!. kung ang pamilya ay middle class at iisa lng ang katulong mahirap mapatupad kasi ang SSS Bukas lang ng Monday to Friday 8 am to 5PM Only at ang lugar not accessable sa lugar o malayo.. Pwde eto sa mayamang Pamilya n may 2 katulong at isang driver .dahil meron enough manpower to do that.

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      • Gnda nman ng sabot nya …cngilin mo amo kng ntatakot k miss sender myaman yan oh mhirap call ka sa 8888 dun m ereklmo amo m bgay m pngalan address cla n bhla sa makipg communicated sa ssss.wag k mtakot may contrata k at itago myan PRA may ebednsya just in case amo m cla…obligasyon nila yan knit gaano k bussy d ikaw nlng mg yad pero pero nila..tulad saki. At dhil bussy cla sabi ako mag byad at mg del employed ako yun ngbgay nman kc pg hndi elabour mo cla at report m mismo sa ssss eagka maniwaka wala PNG kparusuhan dhil ngfile nku case sa boss ko chinice bnyaran ako 77,300…

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  8. Tnong ko lng po paano kung 8 years na akong nagwork sa amo ko tpos wala pang hulog sss ko obligasyon po ba nya na hulugan ang sss ko tanong ko lang po?3000 po sweldo ko wala po ako pag i big philhealth at sss. At kung sakali hulugan nya ngayon mgakaroon po kya siya ng penalty sa 8 years n pagttrbho ko sknya na walang hulog sss ko?thank you po

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      • Labour nyo cla punts kau labour at sss bbyran nila yan kpg ng ibiter na yan…or kol 8888 wag KSU mtakot is a nku sa ng file ng case sa boss ko 3years ako 77,300 nkuha ko gang arbiter LNG kmi bnyaran n nila ako had..kumuha kau vidio oh pics with your boss just in case my ebednsya kau katunay cla amo nyo at advice kopoh kpg cmula n arbiter date nyo wag kau absent kV automatikong mwalan visa young ereklamo nyo…

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    • Miss ang ggwin mo punta k sa labour hbng anjan kpa..dun k mg file at sa ssss ng opisina dun mo din ereklamo n amo no d sumusunod sa obligasyon ASA sss.mkinig k sakin miss ako 3years LNG pero bmyaran ako 77,3000 yun computed ko ..at kng laka time call mo 8888 dun mo ereklamo boss mo PRA cla kol sa ssss.wagka mtakot bbyran nila yan pati pg ibg at phel health…mhina b loob mo?kol me at ako tatawag sa 8888 at sa ssss secret information kulng hbng Jan kpa at kumuha k ng kunyari pics with them or vidio if my contract MA’s maigi itago m just in case mgkatagilid may evidence k need yan Palo kng mkkrating kna sa labour….into number ko just try to kol Mr I well help you kc dot sa mga among abusado turuan ng leksyon..into number ko 09213254374

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  9. Hi, can you check on if drivers are included in the Kasambahay law.. Kasi nabasa ko it does not include: family drivers, service providers, etc.

    medyo malabo kasi ung sa side ng family driver, kasi pano pag stay-in, di ba siya considered na kasambahay? pls help me understand thanks in advance

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    • no mam abby hindi po pwede maging kasambahay ang relatives even you po try to pay as voluntary nalang para updated ka or tell your ate na she make hulog your monthly contribution

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  10. Hi po.kasambahay po ako..nag apply ako ng Sss bilang kasambahay..tapus dko nahulugan ng dalawang taon ko d nahulogan kasi umalis po ako sa among ko..tapes ngayung buwan ng September 2016 bumalik po ako sa kanila.task sabi nila update ko daw sang sss ko para mahulugan.. Panu po bayun

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  11. Hi mam!
    May rights po bang mamili ung kasambahay Kong gsto Nia ng sss and philhealth or dagdagan ko sahod Nia ng 1k,xa na bhala mgbyad or mgopen ng sss and philhealth Nia?pro d nmn po xa ngopen,pro still ngbbgay Aq sknla total ng bnbgay q is 5k..

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  12. Hello po fehl says isa po ako kasambahay gsto ko po mg aply ng sss kya lng po wla ako Id pro meron po ako birth certificate

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  13. Anu po ang requirements ng employer king magbayad ng contribution sa employee.. My fill upan p b cla. Or kelangan b n my sss number. Kasambahay po ako

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  14. Hi po ask ko lang pwd po magbayad ng contribution s sss household khit delay d ko po nabayaran nung month of June so ngayon po ako magbabayad sa bank ng PRA sa buwan ng June tpos quarterly ko na po xa SBI ng employer ko this July to sept thank you po godbless

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  15. hi po matanung ko lang po kung pwdi akong kumuha sa office nyo nang mga form na ififill up lagi po kasing busy amo ko tsaka ko isusubmit kung ok na po?
    thanks po!!!

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  16. Hi good evening po .kasambahay po ako ok lang po ba kung ako yung pumupunta sa sss para magbayad? Hnd po kasi maasikaso nf boss ko masyado busy.

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  17. Can a worker aged 60 or above become an SSS member? If so, could she be entitled to monthly pension upon reaching age 65, forced age of retirement, just like any normal member who has made 120 or more monthly contributions? What must he or she do to be entitled to pension benefits despite his or her late membership enrollment?

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  18. Hi Fhel! Isang taon na po ako sa amo ko at ang sahod ko ay 6000 pero ni minsan po ay hindi po sya nag bayad.Ano po ang dapat kong gawin?Salamat!

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      • Hi Miss Fehl,ask lang po ako kung ano po ba dapat kong gawin,isa po ako ON CALl CAREGIVER 4times a week ako pumapasok tapos every day nila ako sinasahuran first 3hrs sahod ko ay 1,500(8hrs)yung oras ng duty ko sa kanila.
        Ang tanong ko po is kung mag aapply ako ng sss ano po ba ipakita ko?Wala kasi pay slip kasi after ng duty ko may sahod na ako.
        Saka may eloading business din ako pwede na ba yun ipakita as source of income?if YES,Ano po ipapakita ko?
        Thank you and sana masagot niyo ito active pa kayo dito.

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        • If active member ka na dati ng SSS, you can update your membership status into voluntary para makapaghulog ka ng contributions every month.

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  19. HI MAAM, MAY KASAMBAHAY PO AKO ANG SAHOD NIYA IS 3000 per month. gusto ko siya iregister sa sss. how much po sss niya kada month para alam ko

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  20. Ask KO lng po panu KO imaging member my ss number n pro ako ,,Pedro yong amo KO po NSA I bang bansa nag work ,,gusto nya po hulugan sss KO ano po,,aaplyan KO as member para mkacontribute n po ako,,help nman po pls.. tapos wala ako idea king self employed ang kukunin KO kc any source of income KO po tlaga as a a maid,,

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  21. Our first kasambahay which i enroled in this kasambahay contribution already left us. We have a new kasambahay and i already registered her to the kasambahay contribution with the same employer sss number. What is the assurance that the contributíon i am paying for my new kasambahay is credited to her not to our previous kasambahay?

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  22. hi fehl

    ngwork aqu sa employer for almost1yr&8months
    5k salary nmin as yaya sa kanila 3 kami na yaya
    ..lahat kami wla pang hunuhulog sa sss.,kc ang rason nila wla silang time.
    tpos ang sabi nila sss tska philhealth lng,hndi b dapat 3 benifits ang binibigay nila
    share daw kami sa hulog ng sss tska philhealth

    dpat po ba?.

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  23. Hi miss Fehl pano po kung kumuha aq ng sss no.last 2013 and Hindi ko po sya hinulugan ever since.ngaun po nagwork ako as kasambahay at magaaply po ng kasambahay law yung among ko.my question is need po bng byaran young mga buwan n Hindi ko nahulugan yung sss ko.may penalty po ba yun?sana po masagot nio.

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    • Late na, bayaran mo nalang yung last quarter and present and following months and wag mo na uuliting ma-miss unless ayaw mo ng SSS benefits 🙂

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  24. Hi miss Fehl,
    Ask ko lng po sana. isa po akung kasambahay . nag start po ako noong. September 28 2014 dito sa employer ko ngayun. Nagkaroon po ako ng sss number noting march lng. Nagsubmet po ako ng R-1A nitong july lng ang nilagay ko po sa date of employment ay sept. 28 2014 . ngayun po pinadalhan yung emplyer ko ng note na kylangan po daw nya bayaran from the start of employment date .ngayun po hindi pa nila bnayaran kasi daw bakit daw po ba sept. Yung nilagay ko na magkaroon sya ng pinalty. Mam kilangan ko po advice nyo kasi hindi ko alam gawin ko. Wala nga rin po ako philhealth.
    Thank u miss Fehl, sana po ma bigyan nyo po ako ng advice.

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  25. Hi mam felh,
    Mam ask ko LNG po! Kasi nagsimula akung magtrabaho sa employer ko noong sept 28 2014. As kasambahay my SAS number na po ako pero Hindi pa po nahulugan. Nag pasa po kami ng form na R-1A nilagay ko po sa form ang tamang date of employment
    Ko pero Hindi pa po nila hinulugan at ang question po nla bakit daw po September ang nilagay ko na magkapinalty daw po sila. At ayaw nilang maghulug .mam Felh anu po ang tamang Gawain ko ? Please help me. Salamat po.

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  26. Kumuha po ako ng kasambahay ,start KO XA sa 3000 ..di p Nya alam mag work..first time Nya mamasukan..I let her stay for two months at ng I kukuha ko an xa ng sss .. I noticed WALANG PAG baba go sa kanya.prang borders ko pa xa… So I fired her..now..ginugulo Nya kami, Hindi Nya kami tantanan.. Ano po kaya pwede kong gawin sa kanya pr HINTUAN NA Nya kami,pati ANAK ko ginugulo nya.natatakot n kami

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  27. Hi Fehl,

    Ask ko lang po kung tama po ba ung binabayad ko sa SSS since ung maid po namin ang nag aasikaso ng papers sa SSS.. ang monthly salary po ng maid namin is 3800/month tapos po ang binabayaran ko sa SSS is 560/month

    At meron po kaming Bakery with 3 workers 560/month din ang SSS nila pero ang range po ng salary nila is 500-800 weekly or lagay na natin sa 800/week so 800*4 = 3,200. tama po ba na 560/month ang bianabayd ko SSS.. thank you..

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      • H! Fel,

        Limang araw na po aq pabalik balik sa sss para mag apply ng Kasambahay unified form. Tapos Sa bi ng teller nag shot down po ang system. Bakit ang daming requirements? Kailangan po ba mg dala ng police clearance; required ksi ng teller.

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  28. Gud pm po mam sana matulungan nyo po ako at iba pang kasambahay. Isa po akong kasambahay may philhealth, sss, pag ibig po ako ang problima ko po sss, philhealth lng ang hinulugan nila ung pag ibig nd nila hinulugan. Pumunta po ako ng sss para mag aply ng id pagdating don ang sabi ng sss nd pa nahuhulugan ung sss philhealth ko mag dadalawang buwan mula october 30. ano po ang dapat ko pong gawin sa po ba pwede mag reklamo sana po matulungan nyo po ako

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    • hi! You must check first if they deducted your SSS in your payroll. Then if you’re sure, ask your employer why your contributions are not reported and updated. If you heard their explanation and you’re not satisfied, file a complaint at SSS

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      • hello po. ako po ay 7 years ng kasambahay starting ko po 2500. till now ganon parin po ang sahod ko. year 2013 nagdagdag yung amo ko ng 500 para daw sa sss ko. kya till now 2500 prin sinasahod ko. tama po ba ying ginagawa nila. hanggang ngayon hindi nadadagdagan yung salary ko.

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  29. Hi po..need ko LNG help and advice.. pano po kung hindi inaasikaso ng boss ko ung sss ko.. pwede po kayang mag switch nalang ako or mag voluntary nalang.. at least ako na mismo mag asikaso.. pwede kaya un?

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    • It’s your employer’s responsibility to report your monthly remittance to SSS. If they don’t do that, you can file a complaint at SSS. It is your right

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  30. THANKS for this information.. malinaw n saken na mali ang amo ko.. kasi hindi po nya hinhulugan ang sss ko since last year pa nya ako pina member..nagtatrabaho ako . Sakanya ng 5years na..

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  31. Hello po mam fehl. Isa po ko kasambahay for 6 years, voluntary sss po ako.starting ko po sa boss ko 4k ngayun po ang salary ko 5k,nag bayad po siya ng sss namin since june 2013 to april 2014 with penalty.ask ko lang po
    Mag kano po ba dapat ang kaltas sakin sa 5k salary ko,plss reply po thanks

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    • if your salary is below 5000, the contributions is shouldered and paid by the employer. If more than 5000, you and your boss will pay for it. See the employee and employer’s share for the SSS contribution at the new SSS Contribution Table listed at the related articles above

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      • Hello po good morning .tanong lang sana .my sss number po at nakafill up po ako ng form .tapos sabi sa akin office ng sss .punta daw ako sa bayad center .Hindi ko po alam kung magkano ihuhulog ko sa sss ko.kc wala naman binigay ang sss ng introduction kung magkano and months ana makareply po kaya

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  32. hi fehl,

    our maid has served us for almost 5 years, and we applied her sss number but no id card are there requirements to getting and id card for her? and the employer’s number also has changed so will this also be written in the contributions and passed to the ss office? we started paying ss for household a year after she worked for us w/o passing a contribution.
    i’m only aware of paying household employer and voluntary since that is all i do in the office before from my previous workplace, most of the contributions are done by our employers that includes passing the R3 so i have no idea how to start filling the R3 form and how to pass it. i really need help on this since i’m a newbie about the whole thing and our maid is a hardworker and i don’t want to waste her efforts if she can’t get any benefit for it.

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    • It’s ok if she doesn’t have SSS ID card as long as she have SSS Number. She can always get an ID card anyway on her free time. If the employer’s number has changed, report and use the latest one when contributing. Filing R3 report is easy and simple. We have a special page about the steps and instructions in filing and generating R3 reports. Just check it out if you want the complete guide. See it from the related articles about SSS or see those articles tagged as SSS. Have a great day!

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  33. when was the kasambahay law actually started?

    I was about to pay my arrears for my househelp for the whole year of 2012.
    Her salary is P1,500 per month and I am paying SSS only P166 per month (all shouldered by me).
    So I thought, I am only going to pay P166+3%penalty of 12 months.

    But when I read about the Kasambahay Law, it says that, I will be paying P530 per month for her contribution.

    My question is shall I continue to pay my supposed to be last years’ payment and penalties
    or shall I start anew with that P530?

    Actually I do think she’s not covered by the Law because she only rendered service to us
    from 6pm until 9pm for six days a-week.

    Gusto ko sana e continue yung P166 per month para sa kanya
    pero sa sahod ko din na nasa minimum wage lang, masyadong mabigat ang P530/mo.

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    • If the salary of the house helper is below P5000, SSS contributions will be solely paid by the employer. If P5000 and above, employer and the member will share on the payment

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  34. It is about time to protect the rights of maids or servants or whatever word they are called. It is a law long overdue. Who is the author of this law? I will campaign for him in the next election whenever he/she runs for office.

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      • Hi mam Fehl,
        Ask ko lang po . it is true that you need to self employed first before mag voluntary?. Isa din po akong kasambahay. My salary now is 4000 .sabi ng amo ko sya daw yung mag bayad ng sss ko. Pero as voluntary . Hindi pa po kasi ako member ng sss. Thank you po. Sana po masagot nyo agad . para maliwagan po ako.

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        • Your boss must register you as their kasambahay if you want to follow the Kasambahay rules for SSS. The requirements are listed above

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