The Social Security System (SSS) ordered employers to settle their contribution delinquencies during the back-to-back Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign held in Negros Oriental and Siquijor on June 15 and 16, respectively.
The SSS RACE Team headed by Senior Vice President for Visayas Operations Group Helen C. Solito and Vice President for Visayas West 1 Division Head Lilani B. Benedian visited six employers in Pamplona and Tanjay City, Negros Oriental due to non-remittance of SS and EC contributions with total delinquency of P1.3 million, inclusive of penalties.
Six more employers were also visited in Siquijor due to the same violation with an aggregate amount of P3.3 million in delinquency.
All employers subjected to RACE received show cause order which they have to respond to within 15 days from the receipt of the notice through availment of the Enhanced Installment Payment Program or the Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program (PRRP) 3. It offers more flexible payment terms, ranging from nine to 60 months. The program will run until November 22, 2022.
“To avoid violations or non-compliance to the SS Law, employers should maintain true and accurate work records of their employees, which include employment records, official receipts for payments of monthly contributions and loan amortizations,” Solito said in a press release.
Benedian, on the other hand, encouraged all members to regularly monitor their SSS records which can now be easily accessed online by creating a My.SSS account through registration at www.sss.gov.ph.
“Through the My.SSS Portal, members can easily verify their contribution and loan payments, apply for salary and calamity loan, and file benefit claims online like sickness, maternity, unemployment benefit, retirement, and funeral at their convenience. Those who need technical assistance with their online registration and benefit/loan application may visit the E-Center of the nearest SSS branch. Our member Service Personnel are available to assist them,” Benedian concluded.*