Around 22,000 members of the Social Security System (SSS) in Sta. Mesa, Paco, Pandacan, and Sta. Ana in Manila will now have easier access to its services with its additional office inaugurated on 23 January 2015 at the J&T Building along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard corner Santol Extension Road in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

SSS Senior Vice President for NCR Operations Group Jose B. Bautista said the new SSS Sta. Mesa branch is expected to encourage workers in the area to join SSS. Based on the latest Labor Force Survey, a total of 269,649 workers; or 64% of the total population of Sta. Mesa, Paco, Pandacan, and Sta. Ana; are members of the working population.

“The SSS is increasing its presence all over the country to make SSS transactions easier and more convenient to our members. This also affords more segments of society immediate access to social security,” Bautista said.

SSS Sta.Mesa Branch issues SS number; accepts and processes applications on salary loan as well as claims on retirement, disability, funeral and death including sickness notification. It also has a UMID Data Capture Station.

Pensioners can also visit the Branch to comply with the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners to continue receiving their monthly pension.

To date, there are 3,244 employers and 22,634 employees in the areas of Sta. Mesa, Paco, Pandacan, and Sta. Ana which will be served by the SSS Sta. Mesa branch.

The SSS will continue to open additional branches this year with five new branches and five service offices in the pipeline this year. To date, SSS has 264 offices across the Philippines located in NCR (61); Luzon (119); Visayas (41), and Mindanao (43).