SSNIT-Ghana Card numbers merger extended to June 30
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 31st December, 2021 to 30th June, 2022.
Members who are yet to register for their Ghana Cards are entreated to do so in order to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers before the revised deadline.
From 1st 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”.
The Trust has also notified employers that they will be required to use only the NIA numbers of their employees to process Contribution Reports and make payments. Voluntary contributors will also have to pay their contributions using their NIA numbers.
Adding 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.
Find below a copy of the release: