New SSS R3 Program Installation using New R3 File Generator Library

In this page, I’m sharing how to use the new SSS R3 program using the new contribution brackets. Since SSS released the new contribution table for 2014 – 2018, same brackets will also be applied in generating R3 reports or employees contribution reports for employers. The new software is available online for free and you can also get it from the SSS office personally or you can just tweak the old program installed on your computer by adding and updating the library file.

I have successfully generated my R3 for January 2019 and I’m sharing here how I’ve done so.

How to update the R3 File Generator library for the New Contribution Schedule?

SSS has given simple instructions for this but personally I had no successful result. Per SSS instruction,

  1. Download or copy the library.dat file SSS website or ask SSS office personally
  2. Go to the image subfolder
  3. Replace the old library.dat with the newly downloaded file
  4. Open the program to test if update was successful

I have done the steps 5 times but unfortunately the R3 Java executable Jar file hangs up and freezes every time I do the Employee Record Maintenance File function. So instead, I checked the files saved in my USB given by the very kind SSS employee. She has given me 2 files namely:

  • R3 File Gen
  • SSS R3FileGenerator

Checking my software in my computer I already had the second program installed. The one I was using last 2018. And I used this for the replacing of library.dat per SSS instructions. Since it didn’t work, I deleted everything in my computer knowing I had the files saved in my USB anyway. I just saved R3 File Gen 2019 file in my computer alone. I opened the R3 Java executable Jar file from it and presto, it was working with the new SSS contributions bracket!

How to use the New SSS R3 Program Installation

Note that the 2018 software is also the one used for R3 File Gen 2019 software.

  • Delete all old R3 files on your computer
  • Save R3 File Gen 2018 on your desktop
  • Open R3 FileGen 2018 and select the Executable Jar File
  • Since this R3 File Gen 2018 has already one SSS detail stored (BRIAN), you have to delete it by:
sss r3 program

Go to File Maintenance then to Employee Record Maintenance and delete the old file by entering the SSS number 02-3417027-2. Press delete and you can now start using R3 2019 and print transmittal reports and employee file.

  • Enter your SSS details as shown on the screenshots below. Congrats!
new sss r3 program

1. Start with Employer Record Maintenance

2. You can now enter new brackets for the new contributions 2019. Enter employee details and Update them.

sss r3 new brackets

3. Inquire Totals once all employees SSS contributions are completely entered.

sss r3 format

4. Create SSS Text File.

create sss text file

5. Tick the box if you already paid the SSS contributions for the corresponding month and enter the payment records – date of payment, TR/SBR receipt number and amount of payment for that month. These info will appear on the Transmittal Certificate you will upload on the R3 online or you will submit at SSS.

sss r3 file generator 2014

6. Congratulations!!! You can now print transmittal certificate, employees files and submit them to SSS or upload your R3 file reports online.

Important Notes:

Make sure you have the following programs installed on your computer so you can successfully execute and work the new SSS R3 program.

  • Java
  • WinZip or WinRar

If you want a copy of the R3 File Gen 2019 I got from the SSS, just message me. Happy to share it. THANKS!

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Fehl is the founder of Philpad and has been writing online for 12 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Accountancy and a background in Finance. She is a licensed Career Service Professional and author of a poetry book at Barnes & Noble. In her spare time, she likes to travel and discover new places.

1,078 thoughts on “New SSS R3 Program Installation using New R3 File Generator Library”

  1. Hi,im having an error like ” Invalid amount for sss contribution. Amount is out of bracket.” maybe updating to the new version will help. Can i ask for a copy of the latest r3 gen 2019 you have? . thanks!

    • Hi mam MARIE,
      I am too are having problems in downloading and installing the New R3 File Gen of SSS. Would it be possible if I could get a copy from you of the New R3 File Gen of SSS? It would be really a great help for me.

      Thank you.

  2. hello, can i have the r3 for 2019? i tried downloading from the SSS website but the version there does not account for the new contribution table. thank you!

  3. Hi Maam/Sir,

    Can you send me a copy of the New SSS R3 Generator? Appreciate your positive response on this request.

    Thank you

  4. Hi sir/Ma’am,
    Good Day!
    Please give me a copy of updated R3 2019 Program..

    Thank you po:)
    GodBless you

    • Can I also have a copy please ? I already downloaded the R3 file generator online but when I installed it, there is no jar file. So can you please send me a copy ?

  5. Hi Ma’am.. Can i ask for a copy too? I badly needed the app.I tried to download it to SSS website but it won’t.Thank you.

  6. Hi Marifel. Can you also send me the new R3 program for 2014? My email add is This will be a big help to me.

    Thank you so much!

  7. hi, ms marifel good evening pwede m ba ako matulungan kung panu mag-download sa r3 file 2014 ang daming lumalabas kasi pwede nyo po ba akong mabigyan ng link, nahihirapan ako magdownload talaga kahit yung hiningi kong program sa taga sss hindi ko talaga madownload. please help me!

  8. Hi Ms. Fehl!

    May I ask for a copy of the r3? I have with me the old version and its quite uneasy to use. I really need it po na kasi. Thank You!

  9. Hi can you please send my the copy of the following…. you are so lucky
    you have a very nice SSS employee… sa amin dito puro suplado. Salamat talaga.

    R3 File Gen 2014

    SSS R3FileGenerator 2003-2013

    salamat again…

  10. Kindly send me also a copy of r3genfile 2014.
    i have problem of installing the file that i have downloaded from sss website.


  11. please send me a copy also of the two files given by SSS. Definitely this is my first time trying this. Hope it’s easy to use 🙂

  12. HI ma’am good day, I really appreciate what you’ve wrote in this site, you really help us understand what to do on SSS online reporting.

    Madam, pwede ask din ng favor, pwede hingi ng file ng bagong R3filegenerator. Thanks!

  13. Please send me a copy, my file has been damaged i don’t know why? its just i can’t open it anymore.

    Thanks for your help.

  14. Hi there. Thank you very much for the information. Please send me a copy of th new Re generator. Thank you very much and God bless

  15. hi ma’am, can i ask a copy of the r3 file gen 2014? i downloaded the old file gen from the sss, pero for some reason i dont know, whenever i open the file maintenance it will freeze already. i had encountered that many times. maybe you could help. thank you very much.

  16. Hi good day! Can you please send me a copy of new sss r3 program? thank you so much. Godbless.

    From: Cartridge World Sucat

  17. hi good day can i have one of sss R3 program for our company co’z the website of sss is offline thnks.. GODBLESS!

  18. Hi, May I ask for a copy too? The SSS employee gave me a copy in my usb, but when I got home. I scanned it first. It has a worm, so my computer deleted the file for me. Now, I still don’t have a copy. 🙁
    Thank you for your help.

  19. good day mam, maari po ba na makarequest ng copy po ng r3 2014 ng SSS? ung ginagamit ko po kasi ay yung dati pa. Kung meron pong link, maari po ba na paki send po sa e-mail add ko?
    maraming salamat po.

  20. i got the email but unfortunately there’s no executable jar file (r3filegen) in there, pls have it check and pls.. resend again. it would be a very big help if ever and we are very much thankful to this blog.

    thanks much.

  21. hi please send me a copy of the R3 File Gen 2014 you got from SSS. i can’t open the one i got from them. thank you very much! God bless!

  22. Please send me a copy of the New R3 file 2014.I tried also the instructions mentioned at the sss website replacing the old library file to the new one.But if it didnt work for my computer.
    Thanks a lot 🙂

  23. hi, may i ask also a copy of sss r3 2014? and the ml-2 generator also if you have, coz i’ve been trying to open the sss website to download the file, but i couldn’t open the site. do you have idea why?

  24. Please email me the files I need to install the new R3 file generator. For some reason mine has disappeared from my usb and the sss website is down. Would truly appreciate any help you can extend to me.

    THANK YOU!!!

  25. Hi, can i have a copy of R3 File Gen 2014. I need it badly. Can’t download from sss website. Thank you so much in advance. God Bless

  26. hi Ma’am, can you please send to me a copy of this R3 2014? thank a lot. it will help us very much because we haven’t yet posted from November until now. thanks thanks

  27. Please send me a copy of new SSS R3 File Gen 2014… thanks po!!! and bakit po na block po ang account namin sa online inquiry nyo??? tnx po ulit…

  28. Hi,

    Can you please send me both.
    •R3 File Gen 2014
    •SSS R3FileGenerator 2003-2013
    I am experiencing some trouble in updating the employees’ contributions.

    Thank you so much in advance.

  29. Dapat po ba 6 digits lang yung ilagay sa TR/SBR???

    nakalimutan ko kasi kung ano dapat ilagay dyan.. pero natatandaan ko sabi nung empliyado dun sa SSS sa akin ay hinde lahat ilagay.. yung First 3 at last 3 digits..



    dapat ito lang daw: F12234

    tama ba? please reply.. thank you na lilito kasi ako

  30. can you please e-mail me the new R3 file generator for 2014. the SSS website is so freaking retarded. and i can’t find any link online…

  31. Hi Ms. Fehl,

    ‘Appreciate if you can share a copy of the R3 File Gen 2014 to my email. Thank you.

    Best regards,

    • There is an attachment. My email sent files confirms it. Maybe you cannot view it because you don’t have Rar file reader in your computer. Please read the email message I sent.

  32. thank you for the very informative article. It has saved me a lot of sweat. Could you send me a copy of the R3 program please?

    • Hi Maam, i’ve already received the emails and the confirmation but theres no attachement there. I have a winrar apps but i dont see any link attach to download it

  33. Hi. Can u send copy of r3 file gen 2014? Thanks. Nag ffreeze din sakin after i changed yung library.dat

  34. pls pa send po ako ng r3employer2014 at r3filegen r3 project thanks po kailan lng po tlga maritess fernandez po

  35. Hi, can you send me a copy of R3 File? Please.. badly need it, our R3 file gen is not working anymore, whenever i click File Maintenance it turns into a blank page.

    Hope you can send it to me. Thank you

  36. im getting a problem whenever i have to enter the last name, first name down to Ec amount in the file maintance employee record. ayaw ang natytype ko lang is ss number. at ang gumagana lang na button is close! help! ayaw talaga. naiinis na ako i keep on redownloading install, uninstall it .kaso wala talaga . help help!

    • That is so strange. I could help fix your computer if only it’s in front of me now. I think your computer is slow or has many bugs or maybe it has no enough memory. Try to clean it and tune it up 🙂


    • Your computer cant open the file because you don’t have a program to open it. Download the latest Java and Win Rar to open it

  38. good day! may I also pls request for a copy of the 2014 r3 filgen file. i cannot seem to get it online through sss. much thanks!

  39. I do have the same problem about “amount is out of bracket” and I believe the update will be able to resolve this. Can you please email me the updated files?

    Many Thanks!

  40. Hi Ms. Marifel,

    This is very helpful. Anyway, can you also send me a copy of R3 File Gen 2014?

    Thank you so much. God bless.

  41. Hi Ms Marifel,

    May i also request for a copy of R3 File Gen 2014? It seems that the file provided to us by SSS is missing the executable file and other files as well.

    Thank you so much!

  42. gud day po!

    can u pls send me a copy of the R3 file gen since the last file u sent doesnt work for the month of april although it worked for the month of march..

    Thanks po!

    • Program should work. If it doesn’t work for the next month you are reporting, try doing the reports for April on the first week of May. It should work then 🙂

  43. mam…why is R 3 NEW FILE GEN HAS A REMARKS OF


      • mam… i learned//
        actually …the reason why it has invalid values for April 2014 upon encoding ..bec I am encoding the payments month of May and June 2014 which can t be yet…or cant be accepted yet ..
        Many thanks..this is a very good site…

    • I already sent it in your gmail. If you have typed the wrong email, it won’t send. So make sure you typed the correct email when you make a comment here. Thanks 🙂

  44. Hi Mam,

    I didn’t received the new sss-r3 program. Matagal na po ako humingi. Can u send me the copy ? 3 months na po yong pending ko , but still im waiting pls send to. Please .and THANKS

  45. i accept your email, big thanks po :).. but i have another problem, our computer don’t have a winrar.. do you have an option po ba na pdeng i- download yung r3 file gen.?? or may free winrar ba na pdeng idownload may bayad po kc ata…

  46. somethings wrong with the program. when i click the employee record maintenance it does not give any response. can you give me advise regarding this matter?

    thank you.

    hoping for your favorable response.

  47. Hi!

    thanks for the tutorial. I inadvertently formatted my USB and has lost all my latest (2014) R3 file. I tried to download from the SSS website, but I have problems with it. It would be great if you could share your copy of the file.


  48. hi,

    i’m new with sss r3! my problem issue is this, after installing, encoding employers information and choosing the applicable date, the only text that are available from employee record tab is the ss number field and close button. there is no way i can add info. please help.

    • Geez that is weird. Check your computer’s available memory and make sure it’s not loaded. If it is, uninstall unnecessary programs by going to Control Panel, then to Programs, then Uninstall Program. Uninstall your R3 too and restart your computer. Install R3 program again and do the reports. Hope it will be fixed now 🙂

  49. Hi, Can you pls send me the R3 file gen 2014? the SSS saved something in my USB but it doesn’t seem to install properly… I cannot access the R3 download page in the SSS website… I am first time user … Thanks!

  50. Hi! Can you please email me the SSS R3 File Generator for 2014 as well? There’s something wrong with the SSS website. Thank you! 🙂

  51. paki help naman po ako , bat po invalid values daw po ung sa applicable peroid para sa april 2014 onwards nag bayad na kasi ako for april to june.. maglalabas nnmn ba ult sila ng new update? pag lumabas na can u inform me through my e-mail? please thanks 🙂

    • There is no new values yet and I don’t think they will release or change the brackets again kasi kakapalit lang 🙂 If there is a major change, I will post the update and the new info here in Philpad. Thanks!

  52. Good Day!

    Ms.Fehl can I have a new R3 Program for 2014. Hindi ko na po kasi magamit yung R3 na luma. Bago na pala ang bracketing para sa contribution. Thanks po and God bless you.

  53. Good afternoon Ma’am Marifel Dungo!
    I followed the instructions but unluckily my Java wont still work.
    I kept on uninstalling, downloading and re-installing but the same case kept happening.

    I would like to have the copy of sss r3 file generator 2014 via email.
    I need it for my work. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! and have a nice day ma’am.

  54. Hi po penge nmn po ako ng bago r3 for 2014 thanks po
    PA SEND nalng po sa email ko thanks po


  55. I followed the instruction on how to install the new R3 from SSS website below:

    If program fails to run properly after update, please follow the following procedure to reinstall the program while retaining your data:

    1. With the program closed, perform a manual backup by copying your data files: er.dat, eeDB.dat, and r3File.dat from the folder where your existing r3filegen.jar is located into a backup folder ( e.g., D:\R3BackUp\ )

    2. Download the R3FileGenerator from the R3 page of the website or get a copy from an SSS branch processor

    3. Install the newly-downloaded program in a new folder ( e.g., D:\NewR3\ )
    4. With the program closed, copy the er.dat, eeDB.dat, and r3File.dat from the backup folder into the new folder where your newly-installed r3filegen.jar is located

    5. Open the program/r3filegen.jar to check if your data was properly restored

    but the program will “Hang Up” when i click Employee Record Maintenance. What went wrong. Please me.

    Thanks a lot

  56. Please send me a copy of those files. mine always hangs up when i click EMPLOYEE RECORD MAINTENANCE. thanks in advance,