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OFWs May Soon Get Bigger SSS Sick Benefits and Retirement Savings

The SSS is currently working with other government agencies to push for the increases

If you're working abroad, or know someone who does, better take note of this: the Social Security System (SSS) is working to push and finalize higher social security retirement benefits for OFWs."It was clear in the public forum that all stakeholders are united in providing ...

by Charlene J. Owen of Femalenetwork.com  | May 14, 2019 08:00:00
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How Much Lower Is Your Salary Going to Get With the Increase in SSS Contribution?

It starts this April

The first wave of the increase in  Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions will begin this month, April 2019. From 11 percent, SSS contributions will now amount to 12 percent of the individual's salary with the employers shelling out more than the employees ...

by Rachel Perez for SmartParenting.com.ph  | April 07, 2019 08:00:00
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How to Apply for SSS Maternity Benefit Whether You're Employed or Not

Here's everything you need to know about applying and receiving your SSS Maternity Benefit

Many pregnant women have high hopes for the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Act, which seeks to provide new mothers a 120-day paid leave benefit. As we wait for it to be signed into law (hopefully soon), you can take advanatge of the ...

by Rachel Perez for SmartParenting.com.ph  | October 07, 2017 12:00:00
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What’s the Impact of the Planned Hike in SSS Contributions on Employees’ Take Home Pay?

Can you afford the proposed higher social security contributions?

The state-run Social Security System (SSS) has announced plans to increase members’ contributions starting January 2018 to compensate for the higher pensions given to retirees and to sustain the pension fund’s actuarial life.According to reports in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Philippine ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 02, 2017 07:00:00
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How the SSS Salary Loan Really Works, Plus Answers to FAQs About Your Contributions

SSS Assistant Vice President for Media Affairs Ma. Luisa Sebastian answers some of your concerns

You’ve probably been contributing to SSS for years now partly because it’s the law, and partly because your employer deducts your share automatically. Or maybe you’ve left your regular job and gone freelance, which has made you stop contributing because you feel ...

by Charlene J. Owen of Femalenetwork.com  | September 10, 2017 05:00:00
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How Horsepower.ph helps entrepreneurs avail of affordable health care

Let this startup help you with your other back-end needs.

Freedom, flexibility, and the chance to be your own boss—these are some of the things that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and the self-employed enjoy, as the Internet has provided everyone with more options when it comes to how they work and what they work ...

by Zar Castro  | May 25, 2016 08:00:00
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Business registration for new entrepreneurs

Registration of business requires completion and submission of specific documents to the right government agencies. The process will be easier and faster if entrepreneurs would know about the flow of paperwork. Here is a simple guide.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | June 05, 2014 03:00:00
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The new SSS rate you need to know

SSS will increase contribution rates and maximum monthly salary credit starting January 2014.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 09, 2013 02:00:00
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SSS rules on voluntary contributions

The SSS suspended the implementation of its guidelines on voluntary contributions for members age 65 and over.

The Social Security System (SSS) suspended the implementation of its guidelines on voluntary contributions for members age 65 and over, who lack the required monthly contributions for retirement pension.SSS Vice-President Agnes San Jose explained that the intention of the guidelines was to ...

July 15, 2013 01:00:00
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What you need to know about retirement benefits for your employees

SSS announced its new guidelines on contribution payments.

The Social Security System (SSS) announced its new guidelines on contribution payments of voluntary members aged 65 and above who lack the required 120 monthly SSS contributions mandated by law to qualify for retirement pensions.SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de ...

June 07, 2013 02:00:00
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Things to know about the new SSS rule

SSS branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to enable household employers and domestic workers to register.

Social Security System (SSS) branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to enable household employers and domestic workers or ‘kasambahay’, such as maids, nursemaids or yaya, gardeners, cooks and laundry women, to register with SSS.SSS President and ...

June 03, 2013 10:00:00
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Pension perks

SSS pensioners can now remember their annual schedule for confirming their eligibility to pension.

Social Security System (SSS) pensioners can now easily remember their annual schedule for confirming their eligibility to pension, with the yearly visit to banks or SSS now based on the members’ birth month, instead of the month of contingency such as retirement, ...

April 15, 2013 10:00:00
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What you need to know about education loans and the SSS

The best investment you can make in life is investing in your education.

The best investment you can make in life is investing in your education. This can lead to better job offers and more chances to grab opportunities. College and vocational-technical course students can now expect to meet their financial requirements for enrollment as ...

April 12, 2013 10:00:00
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