Social Security System (SSS) has announced a crucial update for its members regarding the claiming of their Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) cards. Specifically, individuals who applied for these cards between August 2017 and December 2020 are reminded that they have until December 29, 2023, to collect their unclaimed cards.
After the impending deadline, unclaimed UMID cards—this includes those returned to SSS by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) following two unsuccessful delivery attempts—will be subject to disposal in accordance with SSS’ retention policy.
To ascertain the status of their UMID card application, SSS members are strongly urged to access their My.SSS Portal account via www.sss.gov.ph. Once logged in, they can navigate to the “UMID/SSS ID Details” section under the “MEMBER INFO” tab. If the transaction status indicates “Card Generated,” members can claim their cards at the specific SSS branch where the UMID application was initially filed.
Members are advised to ensure their contact information remains up-to-date within the SSS system to prevent missing out on crucial notifications from the organization.
Effective February 2023, SSS ceased accepting applications for regular UMID cards. However, the institution is currently providing the UMID ATM Pay Card exclusively to SSS members who possess existing UMID cards or have pending UMID card applications in progress.
Furthermore, SSS recently announced its collaboration with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to integrate the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) into its operations and services. This integration encompasses issuing an ATM-enabled SSS card for initial applicants, mirroring the functionalities of PhilSys identification cards.