Social Security System (SSS) is the insurance scheme through which Filipinos make their health and retirement contributions. Any Philippine national, self-employed and employed can make contributions to this scheme. However, in January 2018, the government launched the PRN. Since then, SSS PRN became a mandatory requirement for any member seeking to pay their contribution.
The Filipino government launched the reference number in line with the implementation of the real-time posting of contribution payments project, also referred to as the RPTC project. It entails the instant validation and acknowledgement of member contributions between the social security system and payment facility. So, what’s the SSS PRN registration procedure and how does a member get this number?
What is PRN in SSS?
PRN is a personal reference number that social security system members have to use when remitting their contributions. Without this number, the social security system cannot accurately update your payment records.
How to get SSS PRN number
Members can get this reference number in several ways:
Through the social security system app
All you require is the app on your smartphone and use it to log into your SSS account. You can easily register for the account on the app if you don’t already have one. Once you are logged in, select the generate PRN/SOA icon and tap the generate button.
Fill in the other necessary details and submit them to receive the reference number. The number will appear on the screen when you are done. You may take a screenshot of it or download it as a PDF file that you can print later.
Through the SSS PRN helpline
You can also get the reference number by contacting them through their helpline. You could opt for it to be sent to your email or even through the phone call.
- The SSS PRN hotline: (02) 920-6446 to 55/917-7777 or 1-800-10-2255-777
The helpline is operational anytime between Mondays and Fridays. Alternatively, you can reach them through their email.
- Email: PRNHelpLine@sss.gov.ph or email@example.com
From an e-centre or social security system counter
You can also get your PRN by visiting the nearest social security system branch. You will be asked to present your social security system ID OR UMID card. You can alternatively provide your date of birth if you have not carried any of these documents.
Text message service
Another way through which to get your personal reference number is by sending a text message to 2600 in this format:
SSS REG>10 DIGIT SSS number><date of birth in MM/DD/YYYY>
You will receive a reply confirming your registration to the text service and a four-digit PIN.
Use the PIN to get your personal reference number by sending a text message to 2600 in the following format:
SSS PRN<10-digit SSS number><PIN><Date of birth in MM/DD/YYYY>
Note that text message charges of PHP 2.5 apply for Globe and Smart subscribers. Sun Cellular subscribers are charged PHP 2.
A social security system member can also get their personal reference number online through the social security system portal. The SSS PRN procedure on the portal is outlined in the following section.
How to get PRN number SSS online for voluntary
Voluntary members can also get the personal reference number online by following these steps:
- Visit the SSS portal.
- Log into the portal. The SSS PRN log in procedure requires the member to enter their user ID, and password then click the submit button.
- Select the PRN link on the menu
- Click the generate PRN button
- Select your membership type: in this case, voluntary
- Choose the applicable contribution period
- Enter the monthly contribution from the select premium drop-down menu
- Select submit request
- Review the details submitted
- Click ok if you confirm that all details are correct
- Click the print statement of account button to download and print your PRN
How to get SSS PRN number online
The SSS PRN online application for other individually paying members is the same as the one for voluntary members outlined in the previous section. Even so, they have first to register a social security system account online and follow the outlined steps to generate their reference number.
Employers who wish to get the PRN can only do so using the portal. This is because it is on this portal that they can modify their electronic collection list. They can get the reference number by following these steps:
- Visit the SS portal
- Go to the employer login tab and submit your login details to access the account
- Select the payment reference number link from the menu
- Review and edit your electronic collection list
- Click the SSS PRN generator button
READ ALSO: How to get UMID ID 2020: Step by step guide with explanations
How to add an employee in SSS PRN
To add an employee, ensure that you are logged into your SSS online employer account. On the PRN system button, click view contributions statement link. Click the add record button and fill in the details of the employee in the new screen that appears. Save the data before the website times out.
How to remove employee in SSS PRN
To remove an employee, you will click the pencil icon corresponding to their record, and select terminate from the remarks. Ensure that you enter the separation date and click save. The employee will automatically be eliminated from the list on the next applicable month.
Where to pay SSS PRN
An SSS PRN payment can be made through any of the following channels:
These are found in some social security system branches. Before making your payment, ensure that your chosen branch has an automated counter that deals with the processing of such contributions. Making your payment might entail the filling any relevant SSS PRN payment form if necessary.
Some of the SSS accredited banks are:
- Asia United Bank
- Bank of Commerce
- Philippine Business Bank
- Wealth Development Bank
- Union Bank of the Philippines
- Bayad Center
- SM bills payment counters at The SM Store, hypermarket, supermarket, and Savemore branches
These are particularly meant for use by overseas Filipino workers:
- Bank of Commerce
- Pinot Express
- Sky Freight
Evident from this article is that the SSS PRN is an easy number to get. Now that you have information on how to get and use it to make your contributions, you can easily do so the next time the need arises.
READ ALSO: How to get tin number for unemployed: Explaining in details