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 with their Ghana Cards) from 31st December, 2021 to 30th June, 2022.
“There will be no further extension beyond the 30th June, 2022 deadline,” SSNIT said in a statement on Wednesday.
It however entreated members who are yet to register for their Ghana Cards to do so in order to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers before 30th June, 2022.
According to SSNIT, 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 added that 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.