AGOO, La Union – Seven employers received written orders from the Social Security System (SSS) for non-compliance to the mandatory provisions of Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018.
SSS President and CEO Michael Regino said these employers failed to present the proper documentation as proof of their SSS business registration and coverage of their respective employees with corresponding contribution and loan payments. There are a total of 87 affected employees.
“Production of employment documents such as payroll and collection lists are among the legal obligations of employers to SSS. They must show us proof that they are indeed complying with SSS and that they are responsible enough to promote social security benefits among their employees,” Regino said.
Employed members are entitled to receive SSS benefits such as maternity, sickness, unemployment, disability, retirement, death and funeral and loan privileges such as salary, calamity, and emergency loans.
“We understand the plight of our employers at this time of pandemic vis-a-vis meeting their financial obligations with SSS. This is the reason why we are offering them a relief program which will give them chance to pay their past-due contributions from the supposed date of registration,” added Regino.
The Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program (PRRP 3) or the Enhanced Installment Payment Program offers an installment payment term ranging from nine to 60 months depending on the delinquency amount.
Employers will be given nine months to settle their delinquency of up to P50,000; 12 months for delinquency of more than P50,000 up to P100,000; 18 months for delinquency of over P100,000 to P500,000; 24 months for delinquency of over P500,000 up to P2 million; 36 months for delinquency of more than P2 million up to P5 million; 48 months for delinquency of over P5 million to P10 million; and 60 months for delinquency of more than P10 million.
Complete details on PRRP 3 can be accessed at http://bitly.ws/r6DI.
Business owners who received the written order were given 15 days to report to SSS Agoo to settle their violations, otherwise SSS will be compelled to take legal actions against them.
SSS Agoo branch head Roderick Andrada said that employed members should regularly check their contribution records through their My.SSS account or SSS Mobile App to ensure their employer’s compliance.
“In absence of these gadgets and other IT resources, they may visit our E-center facility located inside SSS Agoo branch or in any other SSS branches where they can be assisted by our branch personnel,” Andrada said.
SSS resumed the nationwide implementation of RACE Campaign in 2022 to offer relief programs to pandemic-hit employers, intensify employer compliance, and increase coverage and collection efforts.