Securing Your Future: A Comprehensive Guide to SSS Contributions in the Philippines (2024)

The Social Security System (SSS) safeguards Filipino workers’ well-being by providing social security benefits upon retirement, disability, or death. Contributing to SSS is crucial to unlocking these benefits and ensuring a secure financial future. This guide simplifies the concept of SSS contributions in the Philippines.

Understanding SSS Contributions:

SSS contributions are a joint effort between employers and employees (for covered establishments) or self-employed individuals. These contributions are used to fund future SSS benefits for members.

Current SSS Contribution Rate (as of April 2024):

The current SSS contribution rate stands at 14%. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Employee Share: 4.5% of the monthly salary credit (minimum ₱4,000, maximum ₱30,000)
  • Employer Share: 9.5% of the monthly salary credit (minimum ₱4,000, maximum ₱30,000)

Who Contributes to SSS?

  • Employees of Covered Establishments: Both employers and employees contribute based on the employee’s monthly salary credit.
  • Self-Employed Individuals: Self-employed individuals can voluntarily contribute to SSS using a chosen monthly salary credit (minimum ₱4,000, maximum ₱30,000).

SSS Contribution Schedule:

  • Regular Employers and Employees: Remit contributions by the last day of the following month.
  • Self-Employed/Voluntary Members: Submit contributions by the last day of the subsequent month or quarter (depending on chosen payment frequency).

SSS Contribution Payment Options:

  • Over-the-counter: Pay through accredited SSS branches, partner banks, and collection agents.
  • Online: Submit contributions conveniently through the My.SSS portal or accredited online payment channels.

Benefits of SSS Contributions:

Regular SSS contributions unlock a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Retirement pensions
  • Disability benefits
  • Death benefits
  • Sickness benefits
  • Maternity leave benefits
  • Involuntary separation/unemployment benefits


SSS contributions are an investment in your future financial security. By understanding contribution rates, schedules, and payment options, you can ensure you’re on the path to a secure retirement and access valuable social security benefits. Remember, consistent contributions are key to maximizing your SSS benefits.

Disclaimer: The information provided is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional financial advice. Please consult with an SSS representative or a qualified financial professional for personalized guidance.