The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has extended the deadline for members of the scheme to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers (personal ID numbers on their Ghana cards) from 31 December 2021 to 30 June 2022.
SSNIT, in a statement, urged members who are yet to register for their Ghana cards to do so in order to merge their SNNIT and NIA numbers before 30 June 2022.
From 1 July 2022, the Ghana card will be the only identification recognised by the Trust.
This, according to SSNIT, is in compliance with Regulation 7(1) of the National Identity Register Regulations, 2012, L.I. 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.
Employers have been reminded 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.
SSNIT also 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.
To merge SSNIT and NIA numbers, members should dial *711*9# and follow the prompts.
Alternatively, members may log onto the SSNIT website: https://www.ssnit/org.gh/member/ and follow the instructions to merge their numbers.