‘Kasambahay’ employers told: Sign up with SSS

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Household employers, or those who hire domestic help, need to register with the Social Security System and secure an “employer number.”

The pension fund said Wednesday that based on new guidelines that it issued as part of requirements under the newly enacted Kasambahay Law, household employers cannot use their personal SSS number in paying contributions for their household helper—as was the previous practice.

The law ensures social security coverage for workers such as maids, family drivers, nursemaids or yaya, gardeners, cooks and laundry women.

Edgar B. Solilapsi, SSS officer in charge, said in a statement the employer number of ER number serves to differentiate between contributions for a member’s own social security and those for his or her house helpers.—Ronnel W. Domingo

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  • dxdaistar

    long live the housemaids, gardeners, cooks, drivers, etc. in the past their loyalty to employers were so high. now it is questionable.

  • Guest

    simple lang gusto ng sss.
    magparehistro ang mga employers para pasok ang mga employers sa jurisdiction ng sss.
    pag hindi ipinagbayad ng employer si housemaid, pwede habulin ng sss. idemanda. pagbayarin.  o ikulong.
    pag hindi nagparehistro ang employer, hindi sya mahahabol ng sss kasi wala naman silang jurisdiction.
    pero sabi nga ni dxdaistar, questionable na loyalty ng mga housemaids ngayon.
    ano kaya sa palagay nyo ang gagawin ng mga employers?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    Edgar B. Solilapsi, SSS officer in charge, para sa iyong kaalaman, habang wala pang nilalabas ng kongreso ang implementing rules and regulations itong batas na ito, hindi pa kailangan i-register ang kasambahay sa Social Security System at kumuha ng “employer number.”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M2DWW3GCB2UL2KSVHCLG7TUUJM GOODyearNO

      FYI, hindi nman kongreso ang gumagawa ng IRR… its the executive dept… 

  • Carlos_Iho

    kaya ba mag process ng sss ng milyun-milyun na new employers?  dagdag pa dyan ang milyun-milyun na new employees?  naisip na ba nila ang sinasabi nila ang kung paanong paraan nila magawa?

    Why not involve the barangays?  Let all registrations be handled at barangay level and monitoring of the working conditions of the household employees will be under the responsibility of barangay officers.

    Has SSS already prepared the proper forms and processes? They should have done this before announcing the requirement. What is the legal personality of the household employer? What documents do they have to submit? Have these been established on the IRR?

    • just_the_guy

      I agree. The SSS may send mobile teams in areas such as exclusive subdivisions, Baranggay halls, etc. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Is there an online employer’s registration form? 

    Millions will be lining up at SSS offices if the system is not well-planned to facilitate the implementation of the Kasambahay law.

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