The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says contributors who fail to merge their SSNIT numbers with their national IDs by the end of December will be legally forfeiting their pension benefits.
SSNIT has begun integrating its ID platform with that of the National Identification Authority in compliance with a directive from the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA).
Director-General of SSNIT, Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, explains “the Trust has created avenues to simplify the process for customers and new entrants adding the integration will help fast track adjudication processes, enabling prompt settlement of claims”.
The process of merging the two identification numbers will continue until December 31, 2021.
This means that from January 1, next year, SSNIT contributors will no longer use their scheme numbers but will transact all business with SSNIT with their Ghana Card.
Here are the simple steps to follows to merge your SSNIT ID with your Ghana Card.
MERGING SSNIT TO NIA NUMBER (GHANA CARD)
- Dial *711*9# on your mobile phone
- Select option 1
- Enter your SSNIT Number
- Enter your email address (if the phone number you are using is different from your phone number registered in our database)
- Enter the Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card
- Select option 1 to complete the merging of your SSNIT and the NIA numbers (Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card)
You will then receive a notification after the merger.