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SSS pays visit to 6 delinquent employers in Pampanga

Aug 24, 2022 @ 9:22
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The Social Security System (SSS) has visited six delinquent employers in Pampanga as part of its Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign.

The delinquent employers include a gasoline station, an accounting firm, a convenience store, a fast food chain, and two restaurants.

According to SSS Pampanga Branch Head Albina Leah Manahan, the establishments have a total balance of P2,960,432 on principal payment and penalties.

“We are doing this activity to let the employers know that SSS is seriously running after contribution evaders. Our collection of delinquencies is for the employees who will be affected if their employer is not paying their contributions,” she said.

Pampanga has about 8,043 active registered employers with about 55,662 employees; of whom 2,300 are regularly paying while 5,700 are intermittently paying, and delinquents.

For the delinquents, SSS has already issued about 3,000 billing letters, and about 700 with demand letters, while 252 are already in the SSS legal team.

According to SSS Luzon Central 2 Division Vice President Gloria Corazon Andrada, the agency offered the employers the opportunity to avail the Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program (PRRP 3).

“We know that these employers are also financially distressed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the help of SSS for them to be able to easily comply with their outstanding obligations. This is also to help them have their employees avail the SSS benefits and loans,” she said.

PRRP 3, also called the Enhanced Installment Payment Program, allows qualified employees to settle their past-due Social Security and Employee’s Compensation contributions through longer installment terms ranging from nine to 60 months depending on the total amount of delinquency.

The six delinquent employers were given 15 days from receipt of the order for settlement to coordinate with SSS. Failure to do so will lead to issuance of a formal demand letter to begin the legal process.

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