The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has extended the deadline to members of the Scheme to merge their SSNIT and National Identification Card to June 30, 2022.
The decision is to afford members of the scheme who are yet to register for their Ghana Cards the chance to do so in order to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers before the deadline.
According to the release, starting from this year, the Ghana Card will be the only identification recognised by the Trust. The Trust explained that the information is in compliance with Regulation 7 (1) of the National Identity Register Regulations. 2012. L.I. 2111, which requires that all members on the scheme used only the Ghana Card as identification for “transactions pertaining to individuals in respect of pensions” and “transactions that have social security implications.”
“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.
“The Trust reminds 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,” the statement added.