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Your Employment History on the SSS Website

Would you like to get a copy of your employment history? Or, would you like to verify if your previous employers registered you under their account and remitted your contributions to SSS?. If yes, then the official SSS website will be able to help you out. No need to drop by to any SSS servicing branch near your place as you can check your employment history right in front of your computer.

It sounds easy. Isn’t it? However, it might turn to an ordeal for you if you do not have an account yet. If you don’t have a My.SSS profile, you will not be able to access your information online. Registration is very easy, but getting your previous employer’s ID number might be a challenge. If you will sign up, that is the most important information that you need to get from one of your previous employers. Take note, it is not necessary to get the ID number of your most recent employer. Say, you’d been with ten companies, you can pick one of them and get the required ID number by contacting the HR department of the company. The registration should go through unless they did not register you under their account during your stay.

I created a guide on how to sign up for a My.SSS account three years ago which you can use as a reference. Take note, SSS revamped their website already, so I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the post. My apologies, but I can’t update it anymore as I can’t delete my active account and register anew.

Now, if you already have an account on the SSS website, here’s what you need to do to check or print your employment history:

Note: SSS does not provide the exact hire date or whatever. They only declare the month and the year for both the employment and reporting date. The company names are also provided. The employment date is the month and year that you officially joined a company.

How to Check Your Employment History on the SSS Website

Please use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome if you’re using a Windows PC. I haven’t tested this guide on other web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, or whatever.

1. Go to the official SSS website.

2. Enter your ID and Password under Member Login at the right-hand corner of the home page, then click Submit.

Member Login

3. You will be redirected to the Employee Static Information under Home page afterward. Hover your mouse cursor over “Member Info”, then select Employment History in the drop-down menu. See screenshot below.

Employment History option under Member Info

Proceed to the next page.

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PhilHealth ID Card Application

PhilHealth ID card is one of the government-issued IDs that you can get fast if you are in need of valid IDs. You can use it to apply for utility services, open a bank account, apply for other government IDs and etc.

Requirements

To apply for a PhilHealth ID card, you only need to bring with you a valid ID. For example, Company ID, UMID, TIN, and etc.

Procedure

Before you go to any PhilHealth office, it is recommended to call their contact center first to confirm if the branch processes ID cards. Their hotline number is 441-7444.

The customer service hotline is open from 9 AM to 5 PM (Weekdays). You may call them as well to verify your number if your previous or current employer didn’t give you a copy yet.

You can drop by to the PhilHealth San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Branch if you are within Metro Manila or near Pasig city. You can apply for an ID card there and get it within the same day. The office is in the DAP Building near Shangri-La and Megamall. Just approach the personnel in the reception area and ask where to fall in line for the ID card. Click here for the location map.

You can go to any servicing branch as well to register as a new member and apply for an ID card at the same time.

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Your PhilHealth number is permanent like your TIN (Tax Identification Number). In case you lost your ID, you can apply for a replacement for free without the need to apply for a new number.

PhilHealth ID Card
PhilHealth ID Card (Back Side)

The ID card is made from paper. You’ll be the one to attach 1 x 1 picture and laminate it.

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February 1, 2015: PhilHealth is now issuing new identification cards made of PVC. I have not submitted an application yet because I need to clarify the procedure first. As per the rep I have talked with, it costs ₱90.00, and I should coordinate with our company’s HR. I’ll be updating this post once I got mine.

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TIN ID Card Application

In this tutorial, I will guide you on how to apply for a TIN ID.

Tax Identification ID  is considered a valid government ID. You can use it not only for BIR transactions but also in applying for other government IDs, opening a bank account, applying for a utility service and etc.

Requirements

Here are the requirements to get a TIN ID card:

1. A valid ID (Company ID, UMID, Passport, NBI, etc.)

2. Copy of your TIN Number and Registration Date. If you don’t know your TIN yet, you may call the BIR Contact Center at 981-8888 (Weekdays 8AM to 5PM). The representative will just ask some personal information so he will be able to find your TIN (Tax Identification Number). Do not forget to ask the registration date as well.

Application Procedure

Note: The steps below are based on the application process enforced by BIR branch 043A (East Pasig). The procedure might vary depending on the servicing branch. Remember, you can’t apply for a TIN ID on a different RDO (Revenue District Office) other than the RDO where your TIN is currently assigned. You may call BIR call center to know the current RDO handling your records. Check out this link for RDO addresses.

Step 1: Go to the Reception Area. Present your valid ID and get a number.

Step 2: Get a TIN ID application form from the personnel.

Step 3: Fill out the form in the waiting area and wait for your number to be called.

Step 4: Go to the assigned personnel who will assist you with your application. Do not forget to ask the release date of your ID card and get the claim stub.

Processing of TIN ID takes a week or might be longer depending on the servicing branch. Do not forget the stub when you claim your ID card.