Social Security System

What is SSS?

The Philippine Social Security System, SSS, is the national social insurance system established by the Philippine government to benefit all workers in the country’s private and informal sectors. As the state-run social insurance system, SSS serves to provide various benefits, most notably a pension upon a person’s retirement or a lump-sum grant if chosen.


In order to be covered by SSS, workers pay-into the system throughout their employment, with their contribution depending on their income-level. Upon the age of 60, most workers may qualify for the pension if they have provided at least 120 months of SSS contributions prior to the six-month period before the first payment.


Apart from the retirement pension or fund, SSS also provides insurance and benefits in the forms of sickness, maternity, disability, unemployment, sickness or injury, death, and or funerary services. SSS also provides loans in various circumstances.


Who Qualifies?


All private-sector employees, self-employed persons, and household workers may register to SSS.


How can I apply?


It is easy to register for SSS. In order to apply for SSS, you may apply online via You may also visit the SSS office directly and fill-out an E-1 form. To see the necessary supporting documents, visit


How Can the National Registry Help Me?


The FDCP National Registry can help you apply for and receive various government-run social services including SSS. As an organization established by FDCP to organize and provide a database for all active film and audio-visual workers, the National Registry can help you receive SSS benefits by serving as a liaison between you and SSS. The National Registry may direct you to the official SSS website for applications. In addition, the National Registry can aid in the steps of verification and facilitation for accessing your SSS benefits.


How to Register in SSS


  1. You should get an E-1 form in the SSS office. Just ask someone in the office where you can get an E-1 form and fill it out.
  2. Submit this E-1 form in two (2) copies.
  3. Also submit the original copy and photocopy of the following documents (requirements):
    • Primary Documents
      • Birth Certificate; or
      • Baptismal Certificate; or
      • Passport
    • Other Required Documents
      • For reporting spouse - Marriage Contract
      • For reporting child
      • If legitimate:
        • Birth or Baptismal Certificate
      • If illegitimate:
        • Birth or Baptismal Certificate or in its absence,
        • Proof of Parentage or Relationship
      • If legally adopted:
        • Decree of Adoption
    • In the absence of any of the primary documents, submit any two of the following where the name and date of birth of the registrant appear:
      • Secondary Documents
        • Record of Employment/Employer ID
        • GSIS Member's Record
        • Certification form National Archives
        • Alien Certificate of Registration
        • School/Voter's Identification Card
        • Driver's License
        • Marriage Contract
        • Birth Certificate of children
        • Joint Affidavit of two disinterested persons attesting to the correct name and date of birth of the applicant.
  4. If the above-stated documents (requirements) are not available at the time of registration, comply immediately by submitting to the nearest SSS office to facilitate availment of benefits and privileges.




  1. Issuance of SS number does not automatically qualify you for coverage. You must first be engaged in an occupation subject to SSS coverage.
  2. An SS number is a lifetime number. No one should have more than one SSS number.