If you’re going to work abroad but still wants to continue paying your SSS contribution, here’s a piece of good news for you. You can still pay your SSS contribution even if you’re working abroad so that you can still be eligible for all the benefits they offer. The distance between the Philippines and the country you’re in now doesn’t have to be a problem. Because of the advancement of technology, it is now possible to pay it online. Here are some ways to pay your SSS contribution as an OFW.
Ways to Pay your SSS Contribution as an OFW
Pay via Bank
This option is one of the most used ways of paying SSS contributions for SSS members. If you’re an OFW and you have a bank account, all you need to do is talk to the bank staff and let them know that you want to activate an auto-debit payment for your SSS contribution. If you activated the auto-debit payment, they will automatically deduct a specified amount monthly to your bank account, so it is important to keep an eye on your bank account balance. It is indeed a hassle-free way of paying. In addition, it will guarantee that your payment is always on time.
Even if you’re abroad you can still pay over-the-counter because there are international payment outlets or financial institutions that are in partner with Bayad Center here in the Philippines. All you just need to do is to fill out the Contribution Payment Return or SSS RS-5. You can download SSS RS-5 online. Just make sure that if you’re planning to pay over-the-counter, check if the payment outlet is legit. Look for certification that shows they are legit to avoid scammers.
Let your family member or relatives pay for your contribution
If you have a family member or relative who can pay on your behalf, this can be an option for you. Just send or give them money to pay your contribution and they must go to the SSS branch to pay it. All they need to do is to fill up the SSS RS-5 form with your information and submit it to the staff or cashier associated with the payment. Do not forget to remind them to keep the receipt for future references.
However, if you’re worried that they might not pay the money you gave and show your fake receipt, don’t worry. You can always check your SSS contribution online. You can see and trace if your SSS contribution is updated.
Why should I pay SSS contribution?
If you pay your SSS contribution even if you’re working abroad, you will be eligible for the following benefits:
- Sickness benefits
- Maternity benefits
- Disability benefits
- Unemployment benefits
- Retirement benefits
- Funeral benefits
- Death benefits
Aside from that, all SSS members including OFWs will also be eligible for the following:
- Salary loan
- Calamity loan
- Educational loan
- Housing improvement loan
- Pension loan
As a final point, if you’re an OFW don’t hesitate to pay your monthly SSS contribution so that you will still be eligible for all the benefits that were mentioned above.