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The Real Perks of Having a Social Security Card Unveiled

When one starts working in the US, they will require obtaining the Social Security Number as well as pay for the social security taxes. This tax will be withheld by the employer and given to IRS (Internal Revenue Service) on a regular, frequent basis. If you are self-employed, you will be accountable to submit this [&hellip

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New SSS-DILG agreement on business permit issuance strengthens protection of workers

The Social Security System (SSS) has renewed its partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to strengthen the monitoring of businesses’ SSS compliance as part of the pension fund’s campaign to protect its members from erring employers. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. disclosed that a new agreement [&hellip

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SSS special registration day for ‘kasambahay’ continues this Saturday

The Social Security System (SSS) is calling on household employers and domestic workers to take advantage of the agency’s special branch schedule for SSS registration on June 29. Those who will not be able to register by this Saturday will have to do so during regular branch hours. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio [&hellip

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SSS widens reach of microsavings program for informal sector workers

The Social Security System (SSS) has attracted thousands of informal sector workers to register or revive their active membership under a microsavings program that offers convenient remittance of contributions and ensures their access to affordable social protection. Called “AlkanSSSya”, the program currently has a total of 34 participating organizations that represent about 18,600 workers in [&hellip

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PHL, Germany inks pact for social security

Filipinos abroad are more assured of their protection after another bilateral agreement was signed, adding Germany to the list of countries that guarantee the payment of social security benefits to migrant workers. Social Security System (SSS) President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. said the Federal Government of Germany and the Philippines [&hellip

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SSS 56th anniversary exhibit highlights heroism of Andres Bonifacio and Filipino workers

The Social Security System (SSS) is holding a special exhibit titled “Pagpupugay Kay Gat Andres, Bayani ng Manggagawang Pilipino, at sa mga Makabagong Bayani ng Bayan: Bilib Kami Sa’Yo!” The exhibit, which is in line with the 56th anniversary celebration of SSS on September 1, 2013, highlights the heroism of the Filipino worker, as exemplified [&hellip

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SSS widens network of mall-based service offices in 2013

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — The Social Security System (SSS) has opened 15 additional Service Offices (SOs) so far in 2013 in selected malls nationwide, including one in this city, bringing the total SOs to 22. The first batch of mall-based SOs were simultaneously opened in six Robinsons Malls on May 16 last year, and another [&hellip

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SSS diversifies AlkanSSSya coverage, attracts 284 ISGs so far

The Social Security System (SSS) attracted a total of 284 informal sector groups (ISGs) to join its microsavings program called “AlkanSSSya” so far, which translates to over 21,500 workers in hard-to-reach sectors now effectively covered with social security protection. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the agency intensified its coverage [&hellip

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SSS hikes OFWs’ guaranteed earnings under provident fund

The Social Security System (SSS) has approved higher guaranteed earnings for members of its special provident fund for overseas Filipino workers, called Flexi-Fund, to help them save more for retirement and encourage other OFWs to participate in the program. Starting July 2012, interest earnings under the Flexi-fund Program will be based on average rates of [&hellip

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