What Is SSNIT Number , How To Get SSNIT Number In Ghana, What is SSNIT registration Process In Ghana And Where Can I Register For SSNIT In Ghana.
What Is SSNIT Number
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is a statutory public Trust charged under the National Pensions Act, 2008 Act 766 with the administration of Ghana’s Basic National Social Security Scheme. Its mandate is to cater for the First Tier of the Three-Tier Pension Scheme. The Trust is currently the largest non-bank financial institution in Ghana.
The primary responsibility of the Trust is to replace part of lost income of workers in Ghana due to Old Age, Invalidity or Death of a member where dependants receive lump sum payment. It is also responsible for the payment of Emigration benefit to a non-Ghanaian member who is leaving Ghana permanently.
The Pension Scheme as administered by SSNIT has a registered membership of over 1,471, 564 million as at June 2018 with over 190,079 pensioners who regularly receive their monthly pensions from SSNIT.
The Trust was established in 1972 under NRCD 127 to administer the National Social Security Scheme. Prior to 1972, the Scheme was administered jointly by the then Department of Pensions and the State Insurance Corporation. The Trust administered the Social Security Scheme as a Provident Fund Scheme until 1991 when it was converted to a Social Insurance Pension Scheme then governed by the PNDC law 247. The scheme in Ghana was reformed by an Act of Parliament, Act 766 of 2008 and was implemented in January 2010 to replace all pension schemes in Ghana including Cap 30. In 2014, the National Pensions (Amendment) Act 883 was passed to amend portions of Act 766.
How To Get SSNIT Number In Ghana
Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is the government agency tasked with this responsibility.
Walk into any SSNIT office to get registered. It takes about 15 minutes. (for biometric registration)
All required is your bio data.
You get a temporary reference number after registration and u get a text to return to the office to pick your permanent SSNIT number in a month’s time.
Where Can I Register For SSNIT In Ghana
Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)) is so far one of their easiest thing in the country. Depending on your Location, you can walk into any SSNIT office in the country to get one at a free cost.
They have a lot of offices across the country depending on where you’re asking the question from.
But it’s quite disappointing that you can’t do it online. So there are some difficulties if you’re not in the Country.
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