SSS for Kasambahays: What to Know

The Social Security System (SSS) for kasambahays is a program designed to extend social security benefits to domestic workers in the Philippines. Based on Republic Acts No. 10361 and No. 11199, this program mandates coverage for kasambahays who have provided at least a month of service, ensuring they are entitled to benefits such as sickness, maternity, retirement, disability, death, and funeral assistance.

Aimed at protecting the well-being and future security of domestic workers, the program requires employers to register their kasambahays within 30 days of employment commencement. With a straightforward registration process available online or at any SSS branch, the program underscores the importance of safeguarding the rights and welfare of kasambahays, promoting responsible employment practices while offering peace of mind and financial security for these essential members of our households.

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What is SSS for Kasambahays?

The SSS serves as a protective umbrella for Filipino workers, offering a range of benefits designed to support members through sickness, unemployment, disability, and more. Kasambahays, integral to many families, are entitled to these benefits, ensuring they have a safety net during challenging times. By incorporating kasambahays under the SSS, employers demonstrate a commitment to their well-being and future security.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for the Social Security System coverage for kasambahays, or domestic workers in the Philippines, is established under Republic Act No. 10361, also known as the “Domestic Workers Act” or “Batas Kasambahay.” This law mandates that all domestic workers who have rendered at least one month of service shall be covered by SSS, as well as by PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG Fund, and be entitled to all benefits provided by law. Additionally, the Social Security Act of 2018 or Republic Act No. 11199 further strengthens and rationalizes the powers and duties of the Social Security Commission, ensuring the long-term viability of the SSS and expanding social security protection to all Filipino workers, including kasambahays.

Benefits at a Glance

Membership in the SSS unlocks a range of benefits for kasambahays, including:

  • Sickness Benefit: Financial support during illness or injury.
  • Maternity Benefit: Assistance for childbirth or miscarriage.
  • Retirement Benefit: Monthly pension upon reaching retirement age with sufficient contributions.
  • Disability Benefit: Aid for members with permanent or partial disabilities.
  • Death Benefit: Support for beneficiaries in the event of a member’s death.
  • Funeral Benefit: Financial assistance to cover funeral expenses.

Eligibility and Registration

Kasambahays who render at least one month of service are eligible for SS coverage. The responsibility to register lies with the employer, who must complete this process within 30 days of the kasambahay’s employment commencement. The process is straightforward and can be done online via the SSS website or mobile app, or in person at any SSS branch.

Requirements for Registration

Before starting the registration process, gather the necessary documents:

  • Kasambahay Unified Registration Form
  • Household Employer Unified Registration Form (PPS-HEUR1 Form)
  • Household Employment Unified Report Form (PPS-HEUR2 Form)
  • Valid primary document (e.g., Birth Certificate, Passport) or secondary documents if primary are unavailable.

How to Benefit from SSS as a Kasambahay: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prepare the Requirements: Collect all necessary forms and identification documents.
  2. Fill in the Forms: Both the kasambahay and the employer must complete their respective forms accurately.
  3. Submit Your Requirements: Visit your nearest SSS, Pag-IBIG, or PhilHealth branch to submit the documents and receive your SS number.

Empowering Kasambahays Through SS Membership

Enrolling kasambahays in the SSS is more than a legal obligation; it’s a gesture of respect and care. It ensures they have access to benefits that safeguard their health, well-being, and future. For employers, this act of responsibility fosters a positive work environment, encouraging loyalty and productivity. 

Recent Updates

Social Security System’s RACE Campaign Recovers P1.37 Billion in Unremitted Contributions in 2023

Under the Social Security System’s RACE (Run After Contribution Evaders) campaign, the collection of unremitted contributions has amounted to P1.37 billion in 2023 from delinquent employers. SSS President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet reported that the campaign has led to a significant decrease of nearly 40 percent in unremitted member contributions. The SSS has filed cases against errant employers and has seen a record-high collection of P1.37 billion in 2023 compared to P1.15 billion in 2022. (Manila Times)

SSS La Trinidad Conducts RACE Operations to Address Contribution Delinquencies

The Social Security System in La Trinidad, Benguet, recently carried out a Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) operation aimed at tackling non-compliance among employers. SSS La Trinidad Branch Head Dominador Malatag, along with representatives from the legal division, served show cause orders to 10 establishments in various parts of La Trinidad. The RACE program seeks to remind employers of their legal obligations and encourages compliance to settle their contribution delinquencies. (PIA)

SSS Cracks Down on Employers in Mandaluyong City for Unpaid Contributions

SSS Conducts RACE Ops in Mandaluyong City: 12 employers in Mandaluyong City have been issued notices by the Social Security System for not remitting the contributions of their employees, amounting to over P57 million in unpaid contributions and penalties. SSS President Rolando Ledesma Macasaet emphasized the significance of the RACE activity as part of their nationwide campaign to ensure social security coverage and enhance collection efficiency. Employers are given 15 days to coordinate with SSS and provide an explanation to avoid legal action.

Ensuring Responsible Household Employment: Registering and Reporting Household Workers for Coverage

In case you missed it, the second part of the 2024 #eSSSkwela Episode 1 highlights the importance of being a responsible household employer. It emphasizes the need to register and report your kasambahay (household worker) for coverage. Tune in to learn the necessary steps to ensure a fair and lawful employment relationship.


Video: #SSSApproved | I-rehistro sa SSS ang inyong mga Kasambahay!

In the #SSSApproved episode shown below, it has been revealed that there are numerous benefits that domestic workers can avail themselves of by registering with the Social Security System. To take advantage of these benefits, it is highly recommended for employers to promptly register their household helpers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to secure the well-being and welfare of your kasambahay.


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