Social Security System branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to accommodate the registration of household employers and domestic workers or “kasambahay,”such as maids, nursemaids or yaya, gardeners, cooks and laundry women.
SSS president and chief executive officer Emilio de Quiros Jr. said they will be issuing social security numbers for domestic workers and household employer ID numbers on June 8, 15, 22 and 29 in line with the Kasambahay Law and the Social Security Law.
The Kasambahay Law or Republic Act No. 10361 was signed into law last January 19 to ensure the social protection of household employees under various government agencies, which include the SSS, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and Pag-IBIG Fund.
To get an SS number, domestic workers -- including family drivers who are considered household employees under the SSS charter -- must fill out and submit the Personal Record Form (SSS Form E-1) to any SSS branch, along with a photocopy of any of the primary documents such as the birth or baptismal certificate, driver’s license, passport, Professional Regulation Commission card or seaman’s book.
Those without any primary document can give two secondary documents, both citing their name and at least one indicating their birthdate. SSS branches provide a comprehensive list of accepted secondary documents such as the ATM card, bank passbook, marriage contract, NBI or police clearance, voter’s ID or postal ID card.
“Only the Form E-1 and a photocopy of the supporting documents need to be submitted, but they should present to us the original copy for authentication purposes,” De Quiros said.
To secure a Household Employer ID Number, the employer only needs to fill out and submit the Employer Registration Form (SSS Form R-1). Existing household employers who still use their personal SS numbers in paying the contributions of their domestic workers will be given their Household Employer ID Number during their branch visit, via email or mail. Household employers reporting workers for SSS coverage must submit the Employment Report Form (SSS Form R1-A), the Specimen Signature Card (SSS Form L-501), and the SSS Form E-1 of household employees with no prior SSS coverage. Jun Icban Legaspi