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SSS ups drive vs delinquent employers in Angeles City


ANGELES CITY - The Social Security System (SSS) beefed up its campaign against delinquent employers in this city through the conduct of Run After Contributi­ons Evaders (RACE) campaign recently.

The SSS RACE team visited eight employers with outstandin­g contributi­on delinquenc­ies.

The employers received written notices instructin­g them to coordinate with their assigned account officers and settle their delinquenc­ies within the non-extendible 15-day period.

"While conducting this operation, we noticed that many businesses were struggling to make timely contributi­on payments due to financial constraint­s. Acknowledg­ing these difficulti­es, we want to instill in the employers that they are accountabl­e for their legal obligation­s while providing them with the necessary support to settle their delinquenc­ies," said SSS Vice President of the Luzon Central 2 Division Gloria Corazon M. Andrada.

Employers who were visited during the operation may apply for the Contributi­on Penalty Condonatio­n, Delinquenc­y Management, and Restructur­ing Program (CPCoDe MRP).

This condonatio­n program will allow them to settle their delinquenc­y in full or installmen­t ranging from 12 to 48 months depending on the amount.

Andrada said that the employers have expressed their gratitude for the assistance programs offered by the SSS.

The employers have pledged to settle their delinquenc­ies within the given period, Andrada sai d .

The successful conduct of the RACE campaign in Angeles City marks the second operation conducted by the SSS Angeles Branch in 2023 with target collection of P6.25 million benefiting 77 employees.

Andrada also announced the launch of the Calamity Assistance Program for SSS members and pensioners affected by the southwest monsoon and Typhoon Egay.

"In order to become eligible for the calamity loan, members should have at least 36 monthly contributi­ons, six of which should be posted within the last 12 months prior to the month of applicatio­n. Therefore, ensuring regular and timely remittance of contributi­ons is crucial for employees to qualify for benefits and loan privileges," Andrada said.

Aside from the calamity loan, Social Security (SS) and Employees’Compensati­on (EC) pensioners residing in NDRRMC-declared calamity areas can avail of the three-month advance pension under the SSS Calamity Assistance

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