The deadline for the SSNIT, Ghana-Card Numbers Merger has been extended by another 6th month from 31 st December 2021 to 30th June 2022. This offers all SSNIT contributors and pensioners who for some reason could not merge their two numbers.
Effective 1st July 2022, the Ghana Card will be the only identification ID recognized by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). Employers whose employers have not registered for the SSNIT and Ghana Card should be encouraged to do so and to merge the two numbers as required by law.
In this article, we make useful suggestions as to how such persons can speed up their SSNIT, Ghana-Card Numbers Merger, and be successful before 30th June 2022 without stress.
a. Set a day aside ahead of time to visit SSNIT or the NIA office if you have not received your card which has the number. If upon arrival at the NIA office, you are told the card is not ready, request for the unique PIN on the card to be written for you for the SSNIT, NIA numbers merger.
b. For those who have not registered for either the SSNIT biometric card or the NIA Ghana Card, go to the offices of the two institutions and register. Do not wait until a month to the closing date before you stress yourself.
c. For those who have registered and have both numbers but have not merged them, note that the merging is very simple and there is no need to wait any longer.
d. Newly employed graduates should go to SSNIT with their Ghana Card and appointment letters to get their biometric data captured onto the SSNIT database and merge the two numbers.
HOW TO MERGE SSNIT AND GHANA CARD (NIA) NUMBERS
To merge SSNIT and NIA numbers, Members should dial *711*9# and follow the prompts. Alternatively, Members may log onto the SSNIT website: https://www.ssnit.org.gh/member/ and follow the instructions to merge their numbers.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MERGE SSNIT AND GHANA-CARD (NIA) NUMBERS
The moment a contributor merges both numbers he or she receives a message “Hello ]Contributor name] Your NIA number (*****************) has been merged with your SSNIT number (***************) If you didn’t initiate this merger please visit the nearest SSNIT Branch or call 0302611622 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
However, those who are not successful with the merging will receive the message “Your previous merger failed. Please call 0302611622 or email email@example.com for assistance.
Holders of Ghana Card cannot merge their main SSNIT number with the Ghana card number unless they acquire the SSNIT biometric card and merge the number on it with the Ghana card number. Find out “Why you can’t merge your SSNIT & Ghana Card numbers and what to do” .
Source: Wisdom Hammond | Ghanaeducation.org