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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, August 22 (PIA) -- In this highly digitized and technology-driven days, employees can monitor if their contributions – and the share of their employers -- were duly remitted to the Social Security System (SSS) by a click of the mouse in a computer hooked to the internet.

According to SSS-Southern Leyte Branch Manager Gregorio Baroza, SSS members can visit their website www.sss.gov.ph to see the status of their remittances, especially if these were regularly updated.

Baroza aired the advice during an interview at the Action Center Kapihan sa PIA TV program last week.

"Employees may no longer directly ask their employers tough questions on their contributions and remittances for they can resort to online inquiry," Baroza said.

He added that concerned workers should not wait until their retirement to check on their SSS contributions but update it regularly using the web.

Benefits on sickness and loan availment, including maternity privileges for pregnant female employees, are affected by the regularity of contributions and remittances, hence the need for a periodic check to ensure these were in order, Baroza said. (AJC/MMP/PIA8-Southern Leyte)