Guide to Philhealth, SSS & Pag-IBIG Voluntary Member’s Contributions
Why continue to pay contributions in PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG, and SSS after employment?
Once adulting hits you, you’ll realize that you already have a lot of responsibilities and obligations. Having a bunch of work makes you crazy, but as long as you enjoy it you’ll understand what you truly desire. And during these trying times, some might have lost their jobs or other sources of income. This means, your payroll will stop and so as your government contributions, but this doesn’t mean the end, you can still continue to pay your contributions under Voluntary Membership.
What would you do first?
You need to update your membership before remitting your Voluntary Contribution to Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, SSS. It requires your presence, so visit a branch and fill out a form.
SSS Branches here
PhilHealth Branches here
Overseas Post here
Note: Don’t forget to change your membership status from employed to self-employed or OFW.
How change membership status (Pag-IBIG)?
1. Download and fill out the Pag-IBIG Membership Data Form (MDF) here
2. Under the Membership Category, mark the appropriate status:
3. Submit the accomplished Membership Data Form (MDF) together with your supporting documents to the nearest Pag-IBIG branch.
4. Get a Payment Order Form and proceed to the Cash Division to pay your Pag-IBIG contribution.
Requirements for changing your Pag-IBIG membership status to Self-employed
- Two (2) valid IDs (government-issued)
- Latest income tax return (ITR) with last year’s CPA-certified financial statement
- Employee Statement of Accumulated Value (ESAV)
- Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit (you can get it to your municipality)
- DTI or SEC registration under your name
Requirements for changing your Pag-IBIG membership status to OFW
- Two 1×1 ID photos (white background)
- Any valid ID such as a passport or primary ID issued by our government
- Latest valid Contract of Employment with POEA stamp
- Employee Statement of Accumulated Value (ESAV)
- Special Power of Attorney (if someone else will submit your documents on your behalf or authorization letter with your indicated ID)
Note: The ESAV contains all your Pag-IBIG contributions remitted by your previous employers. You can get it from the Pag-IBIG branch where your last employer paid your contributions.
How to update PhilHealth Membership Data Record?
1. Download the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) here
2. On the upper right corner of the PMRF, check Updating/Amendment.
3. Complete the form. Under the IV. Member Type, choose the appropriate response:
- For OFWs, check Migrant Worker and Land-Based or Sea Based.
- For freelancers, check Self-Earning Individual and indicate your estimated monthly income.
4. Submit the accomplished PMRF to the nearest PhilHealth branch. OFWs may email their form to email@example.com.
5. Wait for the printed copy or email of your updated PhilHealth Member Data Record (MDR).
Requirements for changing your PhilHealth membership status to OFW
- OFW should follow the steps and bring all the requirements needed
- Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)
- Employment Contract
- Working visa/re-entry form
- Company ID issued by an overseas employer
- Cash remittance receipt for money sent from abroad (at least two months before the last transaction)
- Valid ID or certificate issued in the country of employment
How to change Member Type in SSS
1. Download and fill out two copies of the Member’s Data Change Request form (SSS Form E-4)
2. Under Change of Membership Type choose To Self-Employed. Under that field, indicate your profession/business, the year started, and your monthly income.
3. Submit the accomplished forms along with a photocopy of your Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) card. Present your original UMID card as well.
For OFW Members
1. Download and fill out three copies of the Contributions Payment Return (SSS Form RS-5)
2. Under Type of Payor, choose Overseas Filipino Worker.
3. Submit the accomplished form to any SSS branch together with your SSS contribution payment for the applicable month or quarter. Your SSS membership status will be changed to OFW upon posting of your payment.
How much is my Voluntary Contribution?
Your contributions to Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and SSS is dependent on your budget. But, a fixed part of your monthly budget can help you to not miss one.
Pag-IBIG Voluntary Rates
PHP 200 is the minimum of your monthly contribution. Again, it depends on your budget. The higher you pay the more it will increase the cost of your Pag-IBIG benefits.
PhilHealth Voluntary Rates
The previous increase form 2.75% to 3% contributions of OFW has been suspended by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte due to the public cry as it adds burden to them.
Voluntary Members/ Self-Employed: P300 monthly or P3,600 yearly
Land-based OFWs: minimum of P7,488 per year (can be paid in advance for 2-5 years)
Seafarers: Same salary-based premium contribution rate as employed PhilHealth members (Those earning P40,000 and above monthly pay a P1,100 monthly contribution)
SSS Voluntary Rates
Self-Employed and OFW will have the same SSS contribution rate of 11% of the monthly salary credit, which is based on the monthly income declared in your record.
What is the best way to pay bills?
If you want your payments to be posted in real-time, it’s best to pay directly through their branch or legit agencies to avoid unnecessary issues.
You may also pay through Bayad Centers, SM bills payment counters, and Robinsons Business Centers. Please be advised that posting payments from this channel may take up to 3 days unless otherwise stated.
You can also pay the government bills through Gcash but it currently accepts payments for Pag-IBIG
OFWs can pay through I-Remit and Ventaja International branches abroad
Pag-IBIG Payment Options
Freelancers and OFWs have a variety of payment gateways to choose from, you can also pay using Mastercard or Visa credit cards here. OFWs can also pay in AUB and PNB branches in the country they are in.
Other payment facilities:
SM Business Centers
Bayad Centers and it’s Authorized, Partners
711 (Through EC Pay)
PhilHealth Payment Gateways
Asia United Bank
Bank of Commerce
Bank One Savings & Trust Corporation
Bayad Center outlets and accredited agents
Century Rural Bank
Century Savings Bank
China Bank Savings
Citystate Savings Bank
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)
EastWest Rural Bank
Selected local government units
Money Mall Rural Bank
One Network Bank
Overseas Filipino Bank
Philippine Business Bank
Philippine Veterans Bank
RCBC Savings Bank
Rural Bank of Bambang
Rural Bank of Jose Panganiban
Rural Bank of Sta. Catalina
Saviour Rural Bank
SM Business Centers and bills payment counters in SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and Savemore
UCPB Savings Bank
PhilHealth Online Payment: (For employers only)
Employers can conveniently pay their employees’ PhilHealth contributions through any of these online banking facilities:
Security Bank Digibanker
BancNet e-Gov (for clients of BancNet-member banks)
SSS Payment Facilities:
Asia United Bank (AUB)
Bank of Commerce (BOC)
Bank One Savings Bank
First Isabela Cooperative Bank (FICO Bank)
Partner Rural Bank
Philippine Business Bank (PBB)
PNB Savings Bank
Rural Bank of Lanuza
Union Bank of the Philippines (UBP)
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
Deadlines for Pag-IBIG
Monthly Deadline – is always 10th day of the following month
For example, Paying for September, your due date is 10th of October
Quarterly Deadline – is always 10th of the next quarter
For example, Paying for August to October, your due date is 10th of November
Deadlines for PhilHealth
Monthly: Last working day of the applicable month (If you’re paying for July, your deadline is July 31st)
Quarterly: Last working day of the applicable quarter (If you’re paying for July to September, your deadline is September 30th.)
Semi-annually: Last working day of the first quarter of the applicable semester (If you’re paying for July to December, your deadline is September 30th.)
Annually: Last working day of the first quarter of the year (If you’re paying for January to December 2019, your deadline is March 31st, 2019.)
Deadlines for SSS
The Last Digit of your SSS number will be your due date. Monthly or quarterly is your choice of remitting your contribution.
1 or 2: 10th day of the month following the applicable month or quarter
3 or 4: 15th day of the month following the applicable month or quarter
5 or 6: 20th day of the month following the applicable month or quarter
7 or 8: 25th day of the month following the applicable month or quarter
9 or 0: Last day of the month following the applicable month or quarter