SSNIT extends the deadline for merging of SSNIT cards and ghana cards

Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), has extended the deadline for its members in the merging of their SSNIT and Ghana cards from 31st December 2021 to 30th June 2022.

SSNIT has given the ultimatum saying after the deadline, the Ghana Card will be the only form of identification they will recognize.

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“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”,” it explained in a statement.

Employers will be required to use only the Ghana Card numbers of their workers to process Contribution Reports and make payments.

Voluntary contributors will also be required to pay their contributions using their Ghana Card numbers.

The trust warned 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.”

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It also stated that “there will be no further extension beyond the 30th June 2022 deadline.”

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SSNIT devised a means of merging the SSNIT and personal ID numbers of their members on their Ghana cards. A process it began on 28th June 2021.

The majority of SSNIT cardholders have however not been able to go through the merging process due to the inaccessibility of their Ghana cards.

SSNIT records showed that as of December 31, over 500,000 members had not merged their Ghana Card with their SSNIT numbers.

This had prompted the National Identification Authority to propose an extension of the deadline given by the SSNIT for members of the scheme to merge their SSNIT and Ghana Card numbers.

Ghanaians are racing against time to register for the Ghana Card with the deadline to re-register SIM cards being March 31, 2022.

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