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SSS Butuan City intensifies advocacy campaign

10 Aug 2018, 16:38 GMT+10

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -The Social Security System (SSS)in Butuan City is intensifying its advocacy campaign by reaching members and possible clients from the different municipalities of Agusan del Norte.

During their recent visits to the different Kiss FM stations located in the towns of Nasipit and Kitcharao, and Cabadbaran City in the province of Agusan del Norte, branch head Antonio Fabia reminded SSS memberswithmultiple Social Security (SS) numbers to visit their office to avoid futureproblemsespecially during retirement, claiming of benefits and inquiries.

Fabia said, in case of multiple SS numbers, the member will submit a request for cancellation of multiple SS numbers in any SSS branch. Once confirmed, SSS will consolidate all the records, including contribution in one SS number.

Inorder to avoid discrepancy in SSS records, Fabia encouraged members to make sure that all records submitted to the agency are correct and are based on the Philippine Statistics Authority or Local Civil Registrar's copies of birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport and driver's license.

Also, SSS Butuan Account Management Section team heads Jessejev Tenecio and Carlos 'Paul' Flaviano discussed what should an employee do iftheirSSS employer failed to remit their loan payments.

During the discussion, they advised members to report immediately to the SSS branch and issue an affidavit or "Sinumpaang Salaysay" for the formal filing of complaint against their employer. Based on Republic Act 8282, employers will pay PhP5,000 to PhP20,000 with six and frac12; to 12 years of jail imprisonment if they fail to remit their employees' contributions.

Meanwhile, Flaviano said that as of July 20, 2018, a total of 1,534 members/borrowers have availed of the Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) of the agency. Flaviano said that a total of PhP17,338,000 has been condoned because of the LRP.

Flaviano further said that 428 members who availed the program have already paid their overdue loans in full.

"Around 466 members availed the one year installment program; 390availed thetwo-year installment plan; 168 for the three year plan; 38 for four years; and 44 availed the five-year installment plan," he said.

Flavianosaid they are targeting atotal of PhP20,634,000 that will be collected from the member-borrowers who availed the program within the five-year period.

The intensified campaign of SSS is in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

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