Surely, UMID card is one of the most must have cards of working Filipinos as they can use it to transact with different government agencies such as the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG Fund. With this card, you can easily apply for a loan, you can view your account, or you can apply for a cash advance with just one tap in a kiosk; plus, it is considered as one of the most valid IDs here in the Philippines.
Having said that, it’s actually possible for you to upgrade your UMID Card to UMID ATM Pay Card. The UMID ATM Pay Card is now available to SSS members through UnionBank Philippines. This card will function as a combined debit and identity card and be linked to a regular UnionBank savings account with no necessary sustaining balance. What are you waiting for? Read on to know if you are eligible to apply for one!
Here are the transactions UMID ATM Pay Card holders may perform, according to SSS:
- Receive SSS benefits, loans, and refunds
- Cashless payments at any online and retail outlets
- Balance inquiry
- Withdraw and deposit cash
- Transfer funds
- Bills payment
Holders of UMID ATM Pay cards may conduct these transactions and more using the UnionBank’s branches, self-service kiosks, and mobile banking platforms.
Who can apply for the UMID ATM Pay Card upgrade?
Select members who applied for the generic UMID Card, including those whose cards are still awaiting release, may request a free upgrade to a UMID ATM Pay Card. But first, member applicants must be officially registered on the SSS website. The insurer has not yet said whether SSS members who already have UMID cards can apply for the upgrade.
How to apply for the UMID ATM Pay Card upgrade?
Now that you know if you are qualified to get one, you may follow the step-by-step procedures below. Please be guided accordingly.
Step 1: Go to the SSS website and log in to your account.
Step 2: Under the “E-Services” page, click “Data Sharing Consent for UMID Pay Card”.
Step 3: Verify your consent with UnionBank to share your information.
Step 4: Install the UnionBank app on your phone and fill out the online form.
Step 5: Lastly, you will be informed by the UnionBank mobile app when you successfully open a UMID ATM Pay Card savings account.
And there’s everything you need to know about the new SSS UMID ATM Pay Card. The fact that you can use it as your primary form of identification and even used it for your government transactions and banking needs at the same time is just so convenient, right?