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Deadline for SSNIT, National ID merger pushed to June 30

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Deadline for SSNIT, National ID merger pushed to June 30
Deadline for SSNIT, National ID merger pushed to June 30
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The Social Security and National Insurance Trust has said it has pushed the deadline to merge social security numbers with the Ghana Card (National ID) from 31 December 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Accordingly, members who are yet to register for their Ghana Cards are entreated to do so in order to merge their SSNIT and Ghana Card numbers before the deadline is due.

In a statement issued by the management of SSNIT, it stated that “from 1 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, 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”.

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The statement continued by indicating 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.”

SSNIT said members who fail to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers will be denying themselves access to pensions and other social security-related services.

To merge SSNIT and NIA numbers, members should dial *711*9# and follow the prompts.

Alternatively, members may log onto the SSNIT website: and follow the instructions to merge their numbers.

Members can also visit the nearest SSNIT Branch with their Ghana Cards, valid email addresses and phone numbers to have the merger done.

Once the merger of the SSNIT and NIA numbers is complete, members can use their Ghana Cards to transact business with the Trust.

New joiners to the SSNIT Scheme should provide their Ghana Cards as identification to enrol on the scheme.

The trust revealed that there will be no further extension beyond the 30 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 all transactions with the trust.