Saturday, November 9, 2013

Getting My New SSS Card

Look what finally came in the mail today: my new SSS card a.k.a the Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card.

My new UMID Card!
(I hate my photo.)

I almost forgot that I applied for one because it took so long to arrive. They said that it'll be delivered within two to three months. (Yeah, right.) It's been more than five!

Supposed benefits of the UMID Card:
  1. Convenient and faster way of getting SSS benefits and privileges.
  2. Securely stores personal info and SSS data through micro chip.
  3. For SSS pensioners, easier annual confirmation of continued pension entitlement through fingerprint matching facilities at SSS offices. 
  4. Easier and faster SSS transactions. (ex. benefit and loan applications)
  5. Can be used to transact with other gov't agencies such as GSIS, Pag-IBIG, and PhilHealth. 

Still don't have yours? To find out how to apply for one, click here.