SSS Bocaue to file legal action against delinquent employers

SSS Luzon Central 2 Division Vice President Gloria Corazon M. Andrada (right) explaining the show cause order to a delinquent employer during the Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) Campaign held in Bocaue, Bulacan.
BOCAUE, Bulacan – The Social Security System (SSS) visited another batch of delinquent employers during the Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign to intensify employer compliance and collection from delinquent accounts in this province.
SSS Vice President for Luzon Central 2 Division Gloria Corazon M. Andrada led the issuance of show cause orders to seven delinquent employers for non-remittance of contributions and accrued penalties amounting to P674,182.60.
She said they only have 15 days to explain why no legal action should be taken against them.  
“The failure to remit the Social Security (SS) and Employees’ Compensation (EC) contributions deprive their workers from receiving their benefits from SSS,” Andrada said.
She said the importance of posted contributions as the primary qualifying conditions for SS benefits such as sickness, maternity, disability, unemployment, retirement, death and funeral, as well as Employees Compensation (EC) benefits for work-related sickness, injury or death.
“To ensure the benefit and loan eligibility of our workers, it is imperative for SSS to collect the past-due contributions from these employers by offering them the Contribution Penalty Condonation Program,” Andrada said.
Under this program, Andrada explained that delinquent employers may settle their arrears less the accrued penalties through a one-time payment or installment term, depending on the amount of delinquencies.
She also emphasized that employers who failed to respond to the written notice will face legal consequences for violation of Republic Act 11199 or Social Security Act of 2018.
“Employers who were proven guilty for violation of contribution regulations under this law will face six years and one day to 12 years imprisonment and pay fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000,” Andrada noted.