Social Security System (Philippines)

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Social Security System
Paseguruhan ng Kapanatagang Panlipunan
SSS logo PH.svg
Logo of the
SSS Building.JPG
Main office of the SSS along East Avenue in Quezon City.
Agency overview
Formed 1957
Headquarters SSS Building, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Agency executive
  • Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr., President and CEO
Parent agency Department of Finance

The Philippine Social Security System (SSS; Filipino: Paseguruhan ng Kapanatagang Panlipunan) is a state-run, social insurance program for non-government employees in the Philippines founded in 1957.

SSS members can make 'salary' or 'calamity' loans. Salary loans are calculated based on a member's particular monthly salary. Calamity loans are for instances when the government has declared a state of calamity in the area where an SSS member lives, following disasters such as flooding and earthquakes.

Government employees, meanwhile, do not contribute to SSS but have a separate programme, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

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