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State-run Social Security System (SSS) has extended the payment deadline for July contributions of regular employers due to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

In a statement, Aurora C. Ignacio, SSS president and chief executive officer said Monday, Sept. 30, that the pension fund extended for one month the July contribution payment deadline from August 30 to September 30, 2021.

Ignacio said the extension is in line with the ECQ that was implemented for a certain period in Metro Manila, and other provinces, cities, and municipalities in the country last August.

Post-dated checks of employers with approved installment proposals that fall due in July and August 2021 that remain undeposited due to community quarantine restrictions will also be deposited on September 30, Ignacio said.

However, payment deadlines of regular employers for the applicable months after July 2021 will follow their regular schedule, which is the last day of the month following the applicable month she added.

In case the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, payments may be made on the next working day.

Meanwhile, the payment deadline for the July 2021 contributions of household employers, and self-employed, voluntary, non-working spouse (SE/VM/NWS), and land-based overseas Filipino worker (OFW) members will remain the same.

Household employers and SE/VM/NWS members’ deadline of remittance is the last day of the month following the applicable month or calendar quarter.

On the other hand, land-based OFW members may pay their contributions for the applicable months of January to September of a given year until December 31 of the same year, while for the applicable months of October to December of a given year until January 31 of the following year.

In case the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, payments may also be made on the next working day.

“As our government continues to implement measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, which includes limiting face-to-face contact, we highly encourage our members and employers to use our various online facilities for their SSS payment transactions,” Ignacio said.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/20/sss-extends-july-contribution-deadline/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sss-extends-july-contribution-deadline)