The Social Security and National Trust (SSNIT) with the Ministry of Employment and Labor announced that all members of SSNIT would have to merge their numbers to their Ghana Cards.
How To Merge Your SSNIT To Your Ghana Card
Use the USSD (short code) stated in the article below to merge your Ghana Card to your SSNIT:
Dial *711*9# on your mobile phone
Select option 1
Enter your SSNIT Number
Enter your email address (if the phone number you are using is different from your phone number registered in our database)
Enter the Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card
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.
Frequently Asked Question About Ghana Card, Social Security and National Trust Merging
Why Is It Important To Link My Ghana Card To My SSNIT?
Below are some reasons as suggested by the social security and National Insurance Trust or merging your Social Security and National Trust number to your Ghana Card;
Members will experience quite a bit of convenience as they will have to keep only one card to transact business with Social Security and National Trust . The Ghana Card will now be your Social Security and National Trust card.
It will also result in some savings as the cost of printing the SSNIT Biometric cards will be eliminated.
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”
It is also a directive from the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA)
Why can’t SSNIT and NIA merge my Social Security and National Trust number with my NIA Number without my involvement?
Social Security and National Trust requires both your SSNIT and NIA numbers for the merger process. So if you gave out your Social Security and National Trust number to the NIA registration team, you will not have to do the merger because it will be done for you automatically.
What happens if a Member fails to merge their SSNIT number and NIA numbers?
A Member who fails to complete the merger process by December 2021 will not be able to access SSNIT services.
When the merger commences, what form of identification (ID card) must a new joiner present to be registered?
All new joiners must present their NIA Numbers (Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card) to be registered. However, during the transition period, new joiners can present these IDs: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, and the New Voter ID as evidence of date of birth. Note: NHIS Card will no longer be accepted as an identification document to prove the date of birth of new members.
How long does it take for the merger to be effected?
Within 24 hours after merge is completed.
Will my pension stop if I don’t merge my Social Security and National Trust number with the Personal ID Number on the Ghana Card?
No. However, you must provide your NIA number (Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card) when the time is due for you to renew your Pensioner’s Certificate.
How do I retrieve my lost Ghana Card?
Kindly Visit any NIA office near you for replacement.
Will I Be Notified By The System If I quote wrong Numbers for either SSNIT or NIA?
Yes, the system will notify you if you quote a wrong SSNIT or NIA Number (Personal ID Number on your Ghana Card).
Can I merge my Social Security and National Trust and NIA numbers at an NIA office?
No. To merge your numbers, kindly dial *711*9# on your phone as stated in this article or visit https://www.ssnit.org.gh to use the online portal. If you are unable to use any of these two platforms, kindly visit any Social Security and National Trust branch and you’ll be assisted to merge your numbers.
I tried following the process to merge my SSNIT and NIA numbers but I am unable to do so. What do I do?
You need to be biometrically enrolled with Social Security and National Trust to go through the merger and must have updated your records, particularly your email address and telephone number.
However, if you are unable to do so, kindly contact SSNIT on 0302 611 622 / Tollfree number 0800 1100 94 (Vodafone only) or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WhatsApp or SMS to 0500003050.
Facebook, Twitter & Instagram handles @SSNITGhana.
You may also visit the nearest Social Security and National Trust office for assistance.