SSS to cover Bais City Jail inmates and Officers

BAIS CITY, Negros Oriental – The Social Security System (SSS) Bais Branch and Bais City Jail recently sealed a joint commitment in expanding social security coverage and maintaining the active SSS membership of its inmates and officers through the KaSSSangga-Collect Program.

Under the signed agreement, 78 qualified inmates and 30 officers will soon be an active SSS selfemployed and voluntary members while Bais City Jail shall manage the deduction of SSS contributions from their monthly income and remit the same to SSS Bais for proper posting.

With the regular and timely remittance of SSS contributions, inmates and officers shall be eligible to Social Security (SS) benefits like sickness, maternity, disability, retirement, death and funeral, including loan privileges such as salary, calamity and pension loan. For self-employed members, they are also eligible to Employees’ Compensation (EC) in case of work-related sickness, injury or death.

“The activity will pave the way for the expansion of social security coverage not only to the employed, self-employed, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Non-Working Spouse, and Kasambahay, but also those persons who are deprived of liberty. This milestone is a testament that SSS is fulfilling its mandate of providing equitable social security protection for every working Filipino,” SSS Bais Branch Head Lynlee-lu G. Dato said.

Part of the City Jail’s livelihood programs are deboning of bangus, organic vegetable farming and rug hooking wherein every inmate can individually earn from P1,500 to P2,000 every month.  They are also in the pilot stage of their bakery and parol making business.

“The inmates can sustain the regular payment of their monthly contributions since they actively participate in the livelihood projects,“ added Dato.

First photo above shows JO3 Jhonna C. Abrasaldo, Corporate Executive Officer of SSS Bais

Mercedita B. Celis and OIC Warden JSINSP Julia K. Sale after the ceremonial signing held last August 8. Bottom photo shows Celis explaining the value of SSS membership to the inmates. Aside from the MOA signing and information seminar, SSS Junior Accounts Officer Jeferson M. Ojales and Senior Member Service Representative Ed Raymond B. Tatel assisted the participating inmates and officers on their SSS Registration.