The SSS payment reference number or PRN is what you will use upon paying for your SSS monthly contributions as a voluntary member or OFW. The SSS PRN is required by most online and offline payment channels like Bayad Center, GCash and banks, as well as SSS offices.
If you’re a voluntary or OFW member of the SSS, you will usually receive your payment reference numbers via text message (usually once a month). But if you haven’t received a text message containing your PRN (or if you lost it), you can get your PRN through the SSS mobile app or the SSS website. You can simply log in through the app or your My.SSS account and you will see a list of your active payment reference numbers.
Each SSS payment reference number is unique and can be used only once. After you’ve paid using your PRN, you can no longer use it for future payments. However, you can request a new PRN by generating it on your SSS mobile app or My.SSS account. Generating a new PRN can be useful if you want to split an existing PRN into smaller amounts. For example, if a PRN has an applicable period of April to June, you can generate a new payment reference number that covers only the month of April.
In this article, we’ll teach you how to get your SSS PRN through various methods like online, text and telephone. We will also teach you how to generate a new PRN online.
How to View and Generate Your SSS PRN Using the Mobile App
Tap “Generate PRN/SOA” to see a list of your active SSS payment reference numbers.
Each PRN has the applicable period in months, due date and total amount to be paid.
You can generate a new PRN if you want to change the applicable period or contribution amount. For example, if your PRN covers three months of contributions, you can generate a new PRN to cover only one month.
To generate a new payment reference number, click “CREATE” on the top-right corner.
A popup window will appear. Tap “GENERATE.”
Provide the required information as follows:
- Membership Type – Choose either “Voluntary” or “OFW.”
- Applicable Period – Select the months that you want to pay for.
- Monthly Contribution – Select your SSS monthly contribution amount.
Press “SUBMIT” when you’re done.
Review your request to generate a new PRN and tap “OK.”
Your new SSS payment reference number can now be seen in your PRN list.
How to View and Generate Your SSS PRN Using the SSS Website
If you don’t have the SSS mobile app, you can view your PRN by logging in to your My.SSS account.
Once logged in, just click “PAYMENT REFERENCE NUMBER (PRN)” on the navigation menu as shown on the screenshot below.
You can now see a list of your PRNs with corresponding information like applicable period, monthly payment and due date.
To generate a new SSS payment reference number, click the “Generate PRN” button below the list of PRNs.
Provide the required information as follows:
- Membership Type – Select either “Voluntary” or “OFW.”
- Applicable Period – Choose the month or months covered by the new PRN.
- Contribution – Choose your monthly contribution amount.
Click “Submit Request” to proceed.
Review your request and click “OK” to generate the PRN.
Your new SSS payment reference number has now been generated and you can now use it to pay for your SSS contribution. Click “Back to PRN List” to go back to your list of PRNs.
You can also click “Print Statement of Account (SOA)” to view and print a statement of account. You can present this statement of account if you prefer to pay at the SSS office.
How to Get Your PRN Via Text
You can easily get your payment reference number using the SSS Text Inquiry system. But first, you’ll need to register by texting SSS REG <SS Number> <Birthday MM/DD/YYYY> to 2600. For example: SSS REG 0529310429 07/20/1990.
To get your SSS payment reference number, text SSS PRN <SS Number> <PIN> <Birthday MM/DD/YYYY> to 2600. For example: SSS PRN 0529310429 1234 07/20/1990.
Each text inquiry costs ₱2.50 for Globe and Smart subscribers and ₱2.00 for Sun subscribers.
How to Get Your PRN By Calling the SSS Helpline
Another way to get your SSS payment reference number is by calling the SSS Helpline at 920-6446 to 55 or the local toll-free hotline 1-800-10-2255-777.
The helpline is open 24 hours a day from Mondays to Fridays.
As an SSS voluntary or OFW member, it’s your obligation to pay your monthly contributions on time to be eligible for social security benefits. You will need the correct payment reference number in order to pay your SSS contributions properly. A wrong PRN may cause your payment to fail or be delayed, so make sure that you provide the correct payment reference number when you remit your contributions at an SSS authorized payment center or at online payment channels like GCash and PayMaya.
If you have any questions or concerns about your SSS membership, call the toll-free hotline number 1-800-10-2255777 or send an email to [email protected].