SSS urges members, covered employers to ensure correctness of accounts

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The Social Security System (SSS) asks its members and covered employers to ensure the correctness and validity of their respective disbursement accounts when enrolling in the Disbursement Account Enrollment Module (DAEM) through the My. SSS portal.

SSS President and CEO Aurora C. Ignacio said incorrect input of account number or uploaded proof of account result in the rejection of disbursement account enrollment application.

“We urge our members and covered employers to triple-check the information they have entered before submission to the SSS to avoid inconveniences in their disbursement account enrollment,” Ignacio said.

When registering, members and employers must ensure that their bank account is with a Philippine Electronic Fund Transfer System and Operations Network (PESONet) participating bank. The member’s name or the employer’s business name registered in the SSS should be the same as the bank account name being enrolled. They must also make sure that they are entering the bank account number and not the ATM card number.

For cash cards issued by banks, they must ensure that the bank allows its use for SSS disbursements. Bank account numbers must be written as a continuous string of numbers, without spaces or any non-numeric characters.

For e-wallets and Remittance Transfer Companies (RTCs)/Cash Payout Outlets (CPOs), mobile numbers must be written in the format 09171234567 or 09181234567, without spaces or non-numeric characters.

As an additional verification process to avoid fraudulent enrollment of disbursement account and to validate the enrollee’s ownership, members and employers must also upload a proof of account through the DAEM.

Acceptable proofs of accounts include: photo or scanned copy of passbook, ATM card, validated deposit slip, bank certificate/statement, or foreign remittance receipt; or screenshot of online/mobile banking account, or mobile app account (for e-wallets).

Members must guarantee that the photos or scanned documents are readable and colored.

Proofs of accounts are no longer needed for the following: Unified Multi-Purpose Identification card enrolled as an ATM (UMID-ATM); bank accounts migrated from the Sickness and Maternity Benefits Payment thru the Bank (SMBPB) Module; and DBP Cash Padala thru M Lhuillier, an RTC/CPO.

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