Management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has announced some frequently asked SSNIT related questions and answers for its beneficiaries.
The questions and answers concern SSNIT Bio-information, its usefulness, requirements for registration and and how to apply as a beneficiary.
In a bid to provide superior customer service delivery, SSNIT is implementing a new system to enhance its operations and services. As part of the new system implementation, a new technology known as the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) will be used to verify the identity of members and pensioners.
This system stores the biometric information of all members and pensioners in a database for the verification of the identity of any member or pensioner at any SSNIT branch throughout Ghana. In order for SSNIT to achieve this objective, it is necessary to collect the biometric information of all existing members and pensioners as part of the implementation of the new system.
WHAT IS BIO-INFORMATION?
Bio-information (biological information) is a range of physical or biological characteristics of a person like facial features (picture), finger prints, signature, eye retina and irises, voice patterns and hand measurements identification for authentication purpose.
WHY DO WE NEED THE BIO-INFORMATION?
Bio-information is required or used for identification, verification and authentication of personal information. It helps to reduce human error in identification and reduces or eliminates the need to transcribe data speeding up information processing or management.
HOW DO YOU REGISTER?
Visit any of the SSNIT Office for registration.
You will have to produce your Social Security number(s) with any one of the following:
1. National Identification Card
2. Voters’ ID
3. Drivers Licence
4. Employer/Employment ID
6. National Health Insurance Card
WHAT DO l DO IF l DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENT?
SSNIT will grant you a short interview after which you will be registered.