Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) have announced that every individual can now merge or link their SSNIT number to their National Identification Authority Card (NIA) with the use of a short code (USSD).
Someone might ask if it is necessary for him or her to merge the card? With the benefits and reasons sighted by TheGhanaTech.com, it is very important for every individual to merge the card. Some of the reasons are since your social security number is merged with the NIA card, you can use only the Ghana Card for all transactions.
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Moreover, merging your card can also help in easy identification of nominated dependents and save money because there won’t be a need for you to pay social security lost card again.
Merging your social security Number and the NIA card is very helpful because most people were complaining of not getting their social security card due to the stopped printing of the card for some reasons. So with this process, your Ghana card is now going to be your Social security card.
Note: You can not successfully go through the merge process without your NIA/Ghana Card number. Kindly visit the nearest NIA office for assistance.
How to link your SSNIT Number to your Ghana Card
- On your Mobile, dial *711*9#
- Select option 1 (Merge NIA number with SSNIT number)
- Enter your number
- Enter your NIA number (Personal ID number on your Ghana Card)
- Select option 1 Confirm
- Wait for the confirmation message (Your confirmation message will be sent via email/SMS)