SSS card id Where are you?
August 31, 2011 8:30am CST
Im really pissed and angry. Its been two years and yet my SSS id still not available. I really need it since Im applying a job. I already called the office many times but none of them answer. I went there personally all they said that its ready yet. What the heck. Do u have same problem with me? I badly need it.
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1 Sep 11
Hi JackieJensen08. I do not think the SSS ID is required by employers, they only need your SSS number. Back when I applied for an SSS number, they quickly gave me my number after I handed in my application form. The SSS ID card really is taking ages before a member receives it because of upgrades that are currently being done on the SSS ID system according to news in SSS website. The SSS card production stopped in April 2010 after the ID machine, which is more than 10-years old, broke down. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the institution would start issuing the new Unified Multipurpose Identification System or "UMID" cards free to members soon. Members who have been waiting for their cards prior to April 2010 will be the first to receive their UMID SSS cards. They said that they hope to eliminate their backlog of 600,000 cards in 2 months, maybe September or October of this year. Keep your fingers crossed! Good day!
1 Sep 11
HI blungel thanks for the information. Im currently handed my SSS id number but my employer wants to also see my SSS id. BUt I already explained it to them and give me a months to produced it. Since they want to xerox my SSS id for verication purpose as well.
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31 Aug 11
Good luck on waiting for that snail mail to come. Yes, I do hear from my friends that their identification cards from SSS still hasn't arrived when they did apply since ages ago. I just applied for my id card recently this month and they just told me to wait for it to be mailed. Well I hope I'll get that mail too right away. Slow processing can really be expected with them. Where do you need that id card for? You can always present your SSS number. I know they just get the SSS number when you are applying for a job, right?
2 Sep 11
I think the government is now trying to build a unified identification card for SSS/GSIS together with Pagibig and Philhealth. I think it is called the UMID plan or the Unified Multipurpose ID. I think this also caused the delay of the identification cards of a lot of people as the government is trying to build the UMID for the new ID applications. They already got a huge number of backlog applications. I hope they finish it all up the soonest time possible.
• Pasay, Philippines
2 Sep 11
Seeing this topic makes me remind to contact them and yet it is already September now. Because the last time I called them the agent just told me that in August this ID will be done but then it seems that it is hard to call them now. Actually if you need that in company you could actually show the receipt of SSS.
1 Sep 11
This is really a problem with this department for many years now. I also received my ID after a year- and they have it posted thru mail after a year after many times of follow-up. Regarding job/work...as long as you have the SSS number, ID is not compulsory since companies knows that we are having issues with the SSS company. So, you can always submit your SSS number- anyway, companies are not looking/asking for the ID itself, but only the number. have a good day jaiho®
1 Sep 11
Hi JackieJensen08, We have the same problem. I've applied for an sss i.d. more than a year ago and I still have yet to receive it. Government officials in our country are really slow. That should why our country is not improving economically. Still, employers only need your sss number even without your i.d. upon entertaining your application.
• Holiday, Florida
31 Aug 11
i looked to see what this sss card is about and i see someone answered your question already. im not in phillipines, but here you need a social security card which is referred to as ss card. so i guess this is similar. one person has said you just need the number but im not so sure. because here because of ALL the illegal immegrants you need the actual card now a days. when in the past you just needed the number. which shows more of what the illegals have caused us in problems
• United States
31 Aug 11
I guess I'm not understanding what you're waiting on. Are you just now applying for a Social Security number? Were you not born in the US? I know it's frustrating. I'm on disability after having surgery on my back in 2006 and they take their own sweet time doing anything.
31 Aug 11
I am wondering, where did you apply for your social security ID? I applied while I was still bumming around, when I had my first official job, I only handed them over my SSS number, and the office processed it for me. Are you referring to an ID or the number itself?
7 Aug 12
They say it would take at least a year for the ID to be ready. My first SSS ID, some 10 years ago was done in just a month. But, when I applied for replacement due to change of status, up until now (7 months), still got no news of where it could be.
12 Oct 11
I almost forgot I filled an SSS ID last May. It's so frustrating that I still don't have my ID. I actually decided to ask for a new one since I need some identification but knowing that it will took you forever before you receive it, I feel bad and already losing hope.
4 Sep 11
don't expect too much from that id. I mean two years and still no id, that is really a show of incompetence on those responsible for that item. The SSS is always bragging about many benefits that they are able to deliver but I really doubt it. For me, that office is just a legal way of "milking" the people of their hard earned money. Anyway, you can use another identification card or documents such as NBI clearance if you really need an ID. Maybe your SSS id would be sent to you after a decade considering their snail pace work.