Is paying SSS contribution mandatory?

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It depends on your membership type. SSS coverage is mandatory for the employer, employed, self-employed, and OFW members, so they’re required to pay the contribution.

The Social Security Law mandates employers to deduct monthly contributions from their employees’ salary and remit them along with their share of contribution to the SSS.

However, SSS coverage is optional for voluntary and non-working spouse members. They’re not required to pay the contribution, but they can do it to qualify for SSS benefits and loans. And even when they fail to pay for several months, they’re still covered and entitled to any benefit, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

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