Members of the Social Security System (SSS) can now generate their Payment Reference Number (PRN) at the tip of their fingers through the enhanced SSS Mobile Application.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said that self-employed (SE), voluntary members (VM), Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), and non-working spouses (NWS) can download the SSS mobile app and log-in using their My.SSS account’s user ID and password, to immediately get their PRN to pay for their monthly contribution.
"There are reports that some of our members are having difficulties in obtaining their PRNs so we included PRN generation as one of the important features of the new version of the SSS Mobile App to provide convenience among SSS members who pay their contributions regularly," Dooc said.
To generate their PRN through the mobile app, members must log-in to their SSS Mobile App using their existing My.SSS account user ID and password. If they don’t have an account yet, they can also use the SSS Mobile App in creating their My.SSS account by selecting "Register" located at the apps' sidebar.
After signing in, tap "Generate PRN/SOA" icon in the SSS Mobile App home screen to get a PRN. "They can also view, download and edit their Statement of Account (SOA), particularly the amount of contribution payment and applicable paying period," added Dooc.
Aside from PRN generation, SE, VM, OFW and NWS members can use the updated SSS mobile app to apply for salary loan and submit their maternity notification.
To submit their salary loan application, tap the "My Loans" icon located at the mobile app's home screen. They can view and edit the loanable amount. But members must agree with the terms of service to proceed with viewing the loan disclosure statement and to submit the salary loan application.
Meanwhile, female members can submit their maternity notification by tapping the "Maternity Notification" icon and providing the expected date of delivery and number of pregnancies/miscarriages.
The enhanced version of SSS mobile app also contains more detailed information such as the breakdown of member’s contribution payments; membership information such as Common Reference Number (CRN), Social Security (SS) Number, name, and date of birth; contact information; date of coverage; coverage and SS number status; and Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) Savings Account Number.
"With the latest mobile app version, members can also update their contact information such as landline, mobile number, email address, as well as the local mailing and foreign addresses," said Dooc.
The SSS mobile app will automatically send an email confirmation to the member's registered email address with the corresponding transaction number for every successful updating of membership information and submission of salary loan application and maternity notification.
Members can also use the SSS branch locator where they can search for SSS branches and direct them on how to get there through location map and navigator.
"With mobile data or Wi-Fi connection, our members can use the SSS mobile application anytime, anywhere. However, please note that data charges may apply depending on their internet service provider or data usage," Dooc added.
Members using Android 4.4 Kitkat or higher and IOS 8.0 smartphones can download the enhanced SSS Mobile Application via Google Playstore or App Store. Those who already downloaded the old version will only need to update their mobile app to get the latest version.