The Social Security System announced that the replacement fee for the Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) card will be lowered down to Php200 from Php300.
According to SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc, the Php100 deduction shall be good news to those who lost their UMID card or needed to have some information changed.
“We are pleased to announce that the Social Security Commission (SSC) headed by Chairman Amado D. Valdez approved the proposal to lessen the replacement fee thus it is only Php200 now,” said Dooc.
Based on SSC Resolution No. 604- series of 2017, the Commission approved the fee deduction for replacing UMID because the cost for data capture and card production decreased with the help of an ID card provider.
Dooc added that the lower replacement fee has been in effect since December 11 as stated on SSS Office Order 2017-066.
Meanwhile, those members who want to correct their identification cards will also benefit from the lower replacement fee.
A replacement fee shall only be paid if (1) you want to change your old SSS ID to UMID , (2) your UMID needs correction or change in name, birth date, birth place, or gender, (3) damaged or old UMID card, or (4)updating information such as address, picture or signature.
If you will acquire your SSS-UMID card for the first time, the initial application fee is FREE.
Furthermore, if the error on the UMID card was caused by wrong encoding on SSS’s part, the member will not be charged any fee. This includes errors made from previous applications.
Payments for the replacement fee for the UMID card shall be accepted from SSS partner banks.