How to Convert SS Number from Temporary to Permanent

Getting your SS number and registering through the My.SSS portal is not the end of SSS online registration. You must be certain that your membership will be tagged as permanent in order to use all the features and functionalities of My.SSS can offer.

In this article, I’ll teach you how to convert your temporary SS number and membership to a permanent one.

Temporary Vs. Permanent SS Number

A temporary SS number is also a 10-digit number just like a regular permanent SS number. It’s uniquely issued to every individual who wish to be a member of the Social Security System.

Being tagged as temporary, your SS membership be limited to few My.SSS features.

Following are the only features and and functions a temporary member can make use of:

  • View member’s information
  • Update contact information
  • Change My.SSS password
  • Appointment system
  • Contributions inquiry
  • PRN generation and viewing

Furthermore, the SSS E-services features which is dubbed as core function of My.SSS is only limited to Member Data Change Request.

A temporary SSS member won’t be able to use the E-services to make SSS benefits applications such as salary loan, sickness benefits, maternity claims, and others.

Permanent SS Number Benefits

The main benefits of having a permanent SS number is becoming a permanent SSS member.

Being a permanent SSS member, an individual is allowed to use all the available features and functionalities of My.SSS.

Following are functionalities, in addition to temporary SS number above:

  • Update security questions
  • View and print employment history
  • Update security questions
  • View UMID or SSS ID details (if available)
  • Inquiries about benefits, loans, and other are also available

A permanent SSS membership allow the members to use the Disbursement Account Module (DAEM). Disbursement accounts pertains to enrolled bank or e-wallet accounts that will be used to receive the proceeds of successful SSS benefits applications.

Additionally, a permanent SSS member can apply for salary, calamity, and other types of SSS loans through the My.SSS under E-services tab.

Similarly, benefits can also be applied online through My.SSS account.


To be able to convert your membership from temporary to permanent, you need to prepare all the required documentary requirements. Additionally, you must have the means to do the process.

Documentary Requirements

Birth Certificate will do for the whole process.

In the absence of the Birth Certificate, any of the following documents:

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
  • Seaman’s Book(Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book)

In the absence of the above ID card(s) and/or documents, any two (2) of the following, both with the correct name and at least one(1) with date of birth:

  • (GSIS) card/Member’s Record/Certificate of Membership
  • ATM Card (with cardholder’s name)
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Baptismal Certificate of child/ren
  • Birth Certificate of child/ren
  • Cert. of Licensure/Qualification Document from Maritime Industry Auth.
  • Certificate of Confirmation issued by National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (formerly Office of Southern Cultural Community and Office of Northern Cultural Community
  • Certificate of Muslim Filipino Tribal Affiliation issued by National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
  • Company ID card
  • Court Order granting petition for change of name or date of birth
  • Credit card
  • Firearm License card issued by Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • Fishworker’s License issued by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • Health or Medical Card
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) Member’s Data Form/Transaction Card
  • Homeowners Association ID Card
  • ID card issued by (LGUs) (e.g Barangay/Municipality/City)
  • ID card issued by professional association recognized by PRC
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Marriage Contract/Certificate of Marriage
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  • Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) ID card/Member Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID card
  • School ID card
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
  • Senior Citizen card
  • Student Permit issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) card
  • Transcript of Records
  • Voter’s Identification card or Affidavit/Certificate of Registration

You need to scan your chosen document and save it as a PDF file. The file size must not exceed 3MB as required by the SSS.

Additional Requirements

Since the process is done purely online, you’ll be needing laptop, computer, or mobile device than can browse and surf the internet. Internet connection is also required.


Follow the step-by-step procedures below to convert your SSS membership from temporary to permanent.

  1. Login to your My.SSS account.
  2. Hover and click to E-services >> Membership Records >> Submit Request for Member Data Change.
  3. Tick the checkbox “Update Member Data Status“.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Select document type and upload it.
  6. Tick the checkbox at the bottom certifying all the documents are true.
  7. Click Submit.

You’ll receive an email confirmation from SSS stating the transaction you’ve made in your My.SSS account.

You’ll receive another email which contains the approval of the transaction by the SSS after few days.

Final Thoughts

With the continuous improvement of technology, SSS have also gone a long way to expand its services online. Back in the days, you must go to SSS offices in order to make any transaction with them. We can say that My.SSS is a great help to individuals who are busy their own business and works.

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