SSS Registration and Requirements for Self-Employed Individuals

If you are a self-employed individual, regardless of business, trade or occupation, you can also  become an SSS member if you are earning at least P1, 000 a month and not over 60 years old. In  this guide, you will learn the SSS Registration and Requirements for Self-Employed Individuals

The Effectivity of Coverage as an SSS self-employed member starts upon payment of the first valid contribution, in case of initial coverage.

How do you recognize Self-employed individuals? They are as follows:

  • Self-employed professionals;
  • Partners, single proprietors of businesses and board directors of corporations duly registered with appropriate government agencies;
  • Actors, actresses, directors, scriptwriters and news correspondents who do not fall within the definition of the term “employee;”
  • Professional athletes, coaches, trainers and jockeys;
  • Farmers and fisher folks; and
  • Workers in the informal sector such as market and ambulant vendors, public utility transport drivers, tourism industry-related workers, and others similarly situated.

SSS Registration and Requirements for Self-Employed Individuals

A self-employed person with no existing SSS number should accomplish and submit the following to any SSS office.

  1. Self-Employed Data Record or SS Form RS-1
  2. A self-employed person who has employee/s should also register as an employer and secure an employer number by proper accomplishment and submission of:
  3. Original/certified true copy and photocopy of any of the primary or any two (2) of the secondary documents acceptable in securing an SSS number.

To check the acceptable identification documents, see below:

Primary Documents (only ONE is required):

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card
  • Seaman’s Book

Secondary Documents (in the absence of primary documents, submit TWO of the following):

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • ATM card with the cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder, if the card does not bear the cardholder’s name
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children
  • Certificate from:
    • Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
    • Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Document/Seafarer’s ID & Record Book from the Maritime Industry Authority
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fisherman’s Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • GSIS Card/Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/Municipality/City)
  • ID card issued by professional organizations recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Marriage contract
  • Membership card issued by private companies
  • NBI Clearance
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
  • Pag-Ibig Member’s Data Form
  • Permit to carry firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • PHIC Member’s Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID card
  • School ID
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card
  • Temporary license and Student Permit issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Transcript of School Records
  • Voter’s Identification Card/Affidavit

That’s it! You have successfully accomplished our guide on SSS Registration and Requirements for Self-Employed Individuals.


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