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How to Link Your SSNIT and NIA Numbers

There are two simple ways to link your SSNIT and NIA Numbers using your phone. This article covers the steps on how to link your SSNIT and NIA Numbers using the USSD (shortcode) and/or through the SSNIT official website. Here is how to check if your SSNIT and NIA numbers have been linked successfully.

You may have been asking yourself why the need to link your SSNIT and NIA numbers, right? Well, in the first place, the SSNIT and NIA numbers merger is simply a process to link SSNIT numbers of Members to their NIA numbers. The NIA number is the Personal ID Number on the Ghana Card. What this means is that your NIA number will become your SSNIT number after the merger.

How to Link Your SSNIT and NIA Numbers

These are the details on how steps on how to link your SSNIT and NIA Numbers:

Using the USSD (shortcode)

1. Dial *711*9# on your mobile phone

2. Select Option 1

3. Enter your “SSNIT Number”

4. Enter your email address (if the phone number you are using is different from your phone number registered in our database)

5. Enter the “Personal ID Number” on your Ghana Card

6. Select Option 1 to complete the merging of your SSNIT and the NIA numbers (Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card)

You will receive a notification after the merger.

Using SSNIT website

1. Log onto the SSNIT website https://www.ssnit.org.gh

2. Next, click on the ‘My Statement’ button

3. Log in by filling the required fields and click Sign In. (Click on Get Access if you don’t have an account or click on Forgot Password if you have forgotten your password then sign in)

4. At the My Statement page, click on “Merge my NIA Number“.

5. Agree to the terms and conditions and click on the “Submit and Continue“.

6. Enter your NIA Number (Personal ID Number on the Ghana Card) and click Submit.

You will receive a notification after the merger.

How to Link Your SSNIT and NIA Numbers

Documents Needed

For members who cannot use either the shortcode or website to merge the SSNIT and NIA numbers, they must visit the nearest SSNIT Branch to be assisted to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers. These documents will be required of them:

  • Ghana Card or NIA Number
  • SSNIT Card or SSNIT number
  • Valid email address
  • Mobile phone number

Please Note

A newly employed person with an NIA number must still register with SSNIT.

NIA number does not automatically make one a Member of the SSNIT Scheme. To become a member of the SSNIT Scheme you need to enroll with SSNIT using your NIA number. In addition to your information in the NIA database, SSNIT requires:

  • The name of the organization you work in
  • When you started working
  • Your salary
  • The names / NIA numbers of your beneficiaries

Why Link Your SSNIT and NIA numbers?

1. It is a legal requirement. Regulation 7of the National Identity Register Regulations, 2012, L.I. 2111, requires the use of the Ghana Card for “transactions pertaining to individuals in respect of pension” and “transactions that have social security implications”

2. Members will experience quite a bit of convenience as they will have to keep only one card to transact business with SSNIT. The Ghana Card will now be your SSNIT card.

3. It will also result in some savings as the cost of printing the SSNIT Biometric cards will be eliminated.

4. It is a legal requirement. Regulation 7of the National Identity Register Regulations, 2012, L.I. 2111, requires the use of the Ghana Card for “transactions pertaining to individuals in respect of pension” and “transactions that have social security implications”

5. It is also a directive from the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA)

All members who fail to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers by December 2021 will not be able to access SSNIT services.

How to Link Your SSNIT and NIA Numbers

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