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How to apply for the SSS Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program

The Social Security System (SSS) recently launched the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program that will provide a wage subsidy of between PHP 5,000 to PHP 8,000 per month per eligible employee of affected small businesses. Here’s how employers can apply.

What is the SBWS program?

The Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program is a wage subsidy for affected employees of small businesses to help mitigate the impact of the quarantine in Luzon and various local government units. This wage subsidy shall be given for up to two months so that affected small businesses are able to retain their employees during the quarantine period.

How much is the subsidy?

The government, through the Social Security System (SSS), shall provide a wage subsidy of between PHP 5,000 to PHP 8,000 (based on the regional minimum wage) per month per eligible employee. The total aid of the program amounts to PHP 51 billion.

Who are eligible?

• Must be an employee of an eligible small business
• Must be employed and active as of March 1, 2020, but unable to work due to the ECQ
• Did not get paid by their employer for at least two weeks during the temporary closure or suspension of work in accordance with Labor Advisory No. 1, Series of 2020
• Can be of any contract status (e.g., regular, probationary, regular seasonal, project-based, fixed-term)
• Must be certified by the employer in the application as having met all the above criteria

Employees who have received a subsidy from the DOLE’s CAMP shall be eligible for only the first month of the SBWS to avoid duplication.

Who are not eligible?

• Working from home or part of the skeleton force
• On leave for the entire duration of the ECQ, whether with or without pay
• Already a recipient of SSS unemployment benefits, to avoid duplication
• Those who have settled or in-process SSS final claims (funeral, retirement, death, and total disability)

Who will submit the application?

The applications will be completed by the employer on behalf of their employees.

Deadline of applications?

The SSS will only be accepting applications from April 16, 2020, to April 30, 2020.

How can employers apply?


Do note that employers should check with the BIR website first at www.bir.gov.ph if they are pre-qualified for the SBWS. Employers should also have a My.SSS account. If they don’t have a My.SSS account, the employer has to register first at www.sss.gov.ph.

1) The employer needs to log-in to My.SSS account on the SSS website to initiate the application.

2) Click on the SBWS Menu Tab

3) Enter the alphanumeric Passcode as shown on the BIR website. The employer then provides his Tax Identification Number (TIN) and click “Proceed” to enter the application portal.

4) Upon successful login, SSS shall display the list of employees in the SBWS Module in the employer’s My.SSS account. The employer then selects the eligible employees by ticking the boxes beside their SS number.

If an employee is not in the SSS list, it means that the employee is not yet registered with the My.SSS facility, or that there is lacking information in their My.SSS account.

After selecting the eligible employees, the employer shall enter the TIN of each employee.

Once all eligible employees have been checked, the employer should click on the “Employer’s Undertaking” link to access the terms and conditions. The employer shall then tick the box to signify that he/she has read and agrees to the Employer Undertaking.

5) The employer must submit any of the listed supporting documents certifying the employees’ work and pay status (Employer Certification templates are available for downloading). These may be submitted via email to [email protected] or to the nearest SSS Branch.

From here the SSS automated system shall check and validate employee details and qualifications to the program. The SSS will then inform the employer through email the employees who are qualified, those qualified but lacking credentials, and those disqualified along with an explanation.

For qualified employees, the SSS will also provide the employer with the details when the subsidy shall be credited to their bank accounts or available for disbursement through remittance agents.

The SSS shall disburse the wage subsidy through the following payment channels:

• SSS UMID card enrolled as ATM
• PESOnet participating banks
• Union Bank Quick Card
• Electronic wallets such as PayMaya
• Cash pick-up through remittance partner agents

Take note of the relevant dates:

• Application period: April 16 to 30, 2020.
• First tranche of payout: May 1 to 15, 2020
• Second tranche of payout (may change depending on ECQ): May 16 to 31, 2020.

For additional details, you can check out the SSS Facebook post below:

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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94 Responses

  1. Jefrey Bucog says:

    Hello po
    How to enroll?

    • randy serbo.pineda says:

      account verification code.to mlhuillier…May 2.2020….9:50.am
      from.sbws probram sss..
      text message to the number.

  2. vina says:

    Good morning po,
    Saang email po ba mag sesend ng Application ng SBWS ngayong may problem sa SSS web site?

  3. Franklin Celeste Jr. says:

    Paano po kami makakapag-avail kailan po eksakto maayos ang system portal.?employee po ako na hindi po nakaavail sa dole.?

  4. Pa approved nmn po ng financial namin AMI po yung agency namin please po salamat

  5. How to submit the application on sss

  6. Jenalyn Vera says:

    .. hi po panu mag apply thanks

  7. Can I please speak to the website manager, just have a question.

  8. Filipina planas says:

    Hindi po ma access ang sss.gov.ph.nakadown ang system

  9. olyberth sumibay says:

    how to apply mam

  10. Fely M.Gavino says:

    Good pm sir,ma’am,how to enroll.po.

  11. Joan de ocampo says:

    How to enroll

  12. Eufia Khee says:

    Hi! Majority of our employees are under the qualified but lacking credentials category, should we wait for them to update their records before submitting our application to sss?

  13. Ace says:

    We’ve already created our microsoft account for the SBWS program but we’re having a problem logging in. It say says “can’t be found in the sssph.sharepoint.com directory”. How can we solve this one? Thanks to assist please..

  14. Julius malubay says:

    Pano nga ba namen maketa kong ang comppany namen kasalo b sa ng dole at sss

  15. Emma Sambalilo says:

    Hello po
    How to enroll?

  16. Kimberly Bangolan says:

    Sana po maapproved kami dito kasi sa dole di kami naapproved. 1 month na po mahigit ako di nakakapasok sa trabaho dahil sa crisis nato. Nagpapagatas po ako ng anak ko. At madaming bayarin. Sana mapansin po maraming salamat.

  17. Rafael J.Asido says:

    Apply for SBWS

  18. mary jane retig says:

    Good Day!We had hard a time to enroll on this small business wage subsidy.

  19. Noriel Donor says:

    Hello po ma’am, sir my concern po KO about Dun po Sa pag register po Sa SBWS unviable po yung site na napupuntahan ko plus po another concerns po wala po pokong tin I’d pano po kaya iyon? I hope you’ll gonna notice this message thank-you po

  20. Roberto cruz says:

    Maam/sir ask ko lang po submit na po ba ang company.tsd construction inc.

  21. c.t cruz accounting & managemnt ser. says:

    anu na po susunod meron n po kmi list of qualified pero di na po kmi makaproceed pa po sa next step?

  22. Girlie lumbang says:

    Pano po ba mkakapgavail ng sbwh subsidy ang asawa ko po jan. 2020 ngsara na yong dati na nya trabho pano po kaya yon? Slmat po sa sasagot

  23. aldrin gomez says:


  24. John Michael Pacardo says:

    Sbws program

  25. Shiela Rapal says:

    Good day!

    I have question to ask regarding our application at SBWS.
    What will we do if we input wrong SSS# and TIN #. Help us how to edit the data.

  26. Mia says:

    Hi I want to ask why I’m not qualified for the SBWss program,

  27. Jomar Impas says:

    Sir paanu Po kami mkaavail sa SSS na ayuda?Wala kaming kumpanya Kasi subcon…Lang…

  28. Irene says:

    Paano naman po kung mali ung nailagay na contact number? Paano po maclaim sa pawnshop ?

  29. how to apply with my own application and what needs

  30. Renante advincula says:

    How to enrol

  31. Angeles says:

    Good day Sss
    Can we apply the said program if our employeer won’t submit the requirement? Can we ask longer extension so that we can process the requirement.. Thank you for the reply.

  32. Pano po malalaman kng aprov na ho SBWS na inaplayan ng company ko


    pwede po ba kami mag apply kung hindi po kmi inaasikaso ng aming agency?

  34. angie banaybanay A. says:

    im angie banaybanay ladyguard at sm megamall mandaluyong city..i am skeletal duty here..why im not received of this program.thank u

  35. John Climton Belandres says:

    How can i get my SBWS transaction code? Didnt resaved it.

  36. Emily B. Casillan says:

    Kasali po ba meatworld international

  37. Belinda Menierva says:

    good pm po, hm. tanong ko lang po,paano pag wala akong TIN # hindi po ba ako makatanggap ng financial

  38. Hector de leon says:

    Pwede po ba kme mag apply sa sbws thankyou po

  39. Hector de leon says:

    May tin # din po ako complete po..

  40. Apply to sbws progam
    I am employe..

  41. geraldine espinosa says:

    qualified po ba ung compony q?

  42. lhen says:

    ang SAP po ba at SBwS ay magkaibang ayuda? pls reply po

  43. Marecar says:

    If u saw processing for disbursement its mean your qualified and waiting msg from sss?

  44. Danilo barrina says:

    How to apply

  45. Maybell Mifania says:

    Gud day panu po mka avail,kc po ndi aq nkasali sa SAP. Thank you

  46. Gudpm po d po ba kami qualified na makakuha ng assistance sa sss..0217480769 sss nom q po yan 244807573 tin nom q po..tgp gas station po employer namin tnx

  47. Julie says:

    Sana maextend ang application para sa mga di nalatanggap at hindi nakapagpasa ng tin number
    Kagaya ko dapat agency ang naglakad nun jrs kasi agency ko

  48. jeric luna says:

    how to apply po para subsidy
    ng sss ako po ay empleyado na hnd naisama sa nabigyan ng ayuda.pls help po
    thank you

  49. Anne says:

    Hi po ask lang po kapag po ba hindi nakapag hulog ng ngyon taon hindi po ba kami qualified po sa swbs kase ung sa dole po mukhang malabo n po tlaga

  50. Marvin Beno G. Padilla says:

    pwedi pabang humabol sa submission for SBWS ?

  51. Mary Joyce alina says:

    Ask ko lng po kung pwede pa din po ba mag apply dun sa swbs thank you po

  52. Pauline ibasco says:

    Panu po mag apply kasi wala man lang po ako nataggap kahit isa sa mga ayuda

  53. CHABBY JASMEN says:

    mam/sir gud day po ask klang po kng bkit wala pako natanggap na ayuda ng sbws ng sss ang ibang kasamahan kpo sa work nakatanggap napo sila approved naman ang employer namin..SUCERE FOOD CORPORATION under po ng agency…LIBERTY SERVICES PROVIDERS INC…sana matugunan po ng pansin ang aking comment po maraming salamat po and God Bless Us All..

  54. Consuelo B figueroa says:

    puede pa po bang mag apply kase wala po kaming natanggap na ayuda mula sa Gobyerno,

  55. james azaron says:

    pano maka tanggap ng ayuda sa sss

  56. Michael Romano Ocampo says:

    Gud day po what if hnd po inasikaso ng employer Ko ung sbws na dapat makuha Ko kasi hnd daw po ako naka abot nung ng file sila sa dole kya hanggang Ngaun wala PA po akong nttanggap Ayuda galing sa gobyerno

  57. melmar dapug says:

    Bakit po hangang naun wla pa txt sakin ung sss. PRA ma claim kuna ung sbws Ku. Dapug melmar 2

  58. melmar dapug says:

    Tagal na po. Wla pa ang sss txt sakin PRA ma pick up kuna ung cash aid sa mlhuiler. May 8 pa pinsa ng opis Ku ung appeared na ng sss.

  59. Good morning.. bakit po hindi nkasama ang asawa kopo Reymund Pielago from Coh Enterprises CoH..updated nmn po ang sss and bir records nya po.tenkyu and Godbless

  60. goodmorning po,may extend pa po ba sa pag pass nang SBWS?

  61. Mark E. Parreno says:

    Tanong ko lng po kng bakit hindi po ako napasama sa beneficiary ng SBWS, nag apply nman company ko pero d ako napasama, pero ksama ko sa work nakakuha. please reply po thru email ko below. thank you

  62. Maricar says:

    Problema ko po yung sinend sa cp # ko na tracking# ay hindi dw po nakapangalan sa akin.. Paano po yun? Ang tagal pa nman e claim…

  63. If its possible to avail that subsidiary or there calling SBWD Im working as seafarer but I am also affected in Covid19? And Iam a single Mom with PWD son.

  64. Glycie lopez says:

    Good day panu po malalaman ung trnsaction no.nabigy ko po ksi is ung pay maya no.dito po s tindahan
    Salamat po s reply

  65. Margie says:

    Good day ma’am puede ako kumuha ayuda nah akong SSS valuntary ko…tanx

  66. Jeff says:

    Pwdi po ba employee nlg mag apply through Online, Lalo na Yung mga lay off at Endo sa panahon ng pandemic o lockdown Wala na paki Alam Ang company sa mga Tao. Sana mabigyan ng extension maka process kmi khit kmi nlg wla na kming company dahil nwalan ng trabaho this time. Hoping for reply. Thanks!

  67. Roque A. Saavedra says:

    Paanu po makakakuha ng ayuda sa sbws.kung hanggang ngayun wala pa kmi narereceive na txt from sss.sabi ng employer qualified ako sa sbws.wait lng daw mag txt si sss.malapit na matapos ang buwan ng mayo.

  68. Paano po makakuha ng ayuda sa sbws? Kasi yung iba ko pong kasamahan nakatanggap na eh sabay sabay naman po kaming on time naghuhulog at sabay sabay din po kaming na hired.. Sana po maaksiyonan niyo po ang aking komento kasi ako lang po ang inaasahan ng pamilya ko lalo pa ngayong stop operation ang employer namin at matagal pa ang pasukan. Salamat po!

  69. Rino P Puray says:

    Hi po gd pm po, kmi po hnd po kmi nakatanggap.. Hanggang ngayon wla Pa tlga.

  70. rapunzel cawicaan says:

    ndi ako inaply nang company ko dahil naka maternity leave ako, ndi pa ako nakapagpasa reinbursement sa ss at wala rin inadvance sa akin company, may katrabaho rin ako na nakaapply nang sick leave pero nabigyan cya…

  71. Me-an Solano Sodoy says:

    kapag naka received na po ng sbwsp , hindi po ba pwidi mag resign ?

  72. Jay oberio says:

    Hindi pa po.ako naka.natanggap.ayuda.sa Gobyerno.
    Drevin po.ako ng.RRCG.batangas.

  73. ELVIE A. ROXAS says:

    Paanu po mag apply?

  74. Johnel Obrero says:

    Paanu po mag apply,,,wala po akong DSWD at SAP at di rin ako nkasali SA SSs ng company namin nakaraan kc kakaresign KO LNG po,in the month of Feb., pwd po Ba ako mag apply ng sarili KO LNG,,,salamat,,

  75. juliet cruz says:

    Bakit di po ako kasali s sss na pinamahagi .natigil trabaho ko dahil s covid 19 pandemic corana virus nagtatrabaho po ako s agency ng cgsi menibea mitsumi..Bakit yung kasabay ko pgpasok s trabaho nkatanggap po sila

  76. Jordan U. Rojas says:

    I was one of the approved beneficiaries of SBWS but until now i have not recieve it even the first tranched. Jordan U. Rojas CRN 0010-0419124-4 and my tin # 181-815-240

  77. Ma.Lyn Gotib says:

    Ask ko lng po, pwede p pba humabol para sa sbws? Now ko lng kasi na kompleto yung requirements ko.

  78. Keeneth says:

    Hi morning i was an approved benificiaries of SBWS until now wla pa hindi ko na alam ang gagawin ko umasa kase talaga kmi don coz almost 3mons no work..plsss help po CRN/011186965398

  79. Irenee munoz says:

    Ngsimula po employer ko kaltasan ako march 15. 2020.maari po ba ndi ako mktnggap wala nmn email ang sss na ndi ako mbbgyn ng ayuda pahelp nmn po

  80. rita macayan says:

    hindi pa ako nka kuha ng ayuda sa sss pno nmin malaman kong makuha po ako

  81. resend reference number

  82. wala pa po ako nakukuhang ayuda sa sss, paano po ako makakapag apply

  83. Melmar dapug says:

    Mabuting araw po. Ako po c dapug Melmar morta.sss##3417291166.tin#311883943.bakit po wala parin txt so sss recording po sa sbws Ku. For 2nd tranchr ku.mayton po ba ako oaasahan sa 2nd tranche Ku ky sss. Salamat.#09326385979

  84. Erick dizon says:

    Gud afternoon po bkit po wala kming natanggap na ayuda galing sa sss samantalang qualified at approve nman po kmi 23 po kmi sa company bkit isa lang pong tao nka tanggap sa amin


    paano po mag apply

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