The Social Security and National insurance Trust (SSNIT), has extended the deadline for Members of the Scheme to merge the SSNIT and NIA numbers (Personal ID Numbers on their Ghana Cards) from 31st December, 2021 to 30th June, 2022.
In that regard, SSNIT has urged Members who are yet to register for their Ghana Cards to do so in order to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers before 30th June, 2022.
In a statement, SSNIT reiterated that from 1st July, 2022, the Ghana Card will be the only identification recognised by the Trust.
“This is in compliance with Regulation 7 (1) of the National identity Register Regulations, 2012. LI. 2111 which requires the use of the Ghana Card as identification for “transactions pertaining to individuals in respect of pensions’ and “transactions that have social security implications’.
SSNIT added that,”Employers are to note that they will be required to use only the NIA numbers of their workers to process Contribution Reports and make payments. Voluntary contributors will also have to pay their contributions using their NIA numbers.”
Meanwhile, the Trust reminded the public that Members who fail to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers will be denying themselves access to pensions and other social security related services from SSNIT.
It also stated that there will be no further extension beyond the 30th June, 2022 deadline.
“Management urges all Members of the Scheme to ensure that their numbers are merged to enjoy the convenience and comfort of using only one card, the Ghana Card, for ail transactions with the Trust,” the Trust added.
Below is a statement:
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