Public Announcements


Annual Survey 2020

This is to inform all beneficiaries of Social Security that the 2020 Annual Survey Form has been mailed out to beneficiaries whose last names begin from A to M on November 14, 2019. You are required to complete your survey form and submit it to Social Security Office on or before January 15, 2020. Annual Surveys for beneficiaries whose last names begin from N to Z, will be mailed out to them on March 14, 2020 and are due at Social Security Office on or before May 15, 2020.

This Annual Survey Form provides all  beneficiaries the opportunity to update their information such as addresses, phone numbers, marital status, and other important information needed to continue Social Security Benefits. As such, Social Security Administration will put benefits on hold if you do not comply with this requirement. Your benefit shall resume should you complete the Annual Survey Form.

If you have not received your survey form via mail, you can visit our Forms page under Downloaded Documents and download a copy.

Renewal of Existing/New Business EIN

The Social Security Administration would like to inform the Public that effective December 1st, 2019, all existing businesses and or/new businesses are required to come in to Social Security Office on December 1 through December 31, 2019 to renew its business Employer Identification Number (EIN) prior to renewal of National Business License at the Bureau of Revenue and Taxation. Click here to learn more details of this announcement.

Businesses/Employers' FREE WORKSHOP

On May 07, 2019, the Republic of Palau. Social Security Administration and the Palau Small Business Development Center signed into agreement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ending December 30, 2019 to collaborate in providing free workshops to the public specifically businesses and/or employers in relations to Social Security and Health Care Fund tax reporting.

The first workshop took place on May 16, 2019 at Kedarm Conference Room at the PICRC located in Koror, Palau. The workshop focused on how to assess and report contributions by self-employed or businesses without employees, businesses with employees, and retirees who own businesses.

The ROP Social Security Administration and Palau SBDC plan to continue to provide workshops at least once a year to all businesses and/or employers. All workshops announcements happen at least a week prior to each event so that all interested businesses and/or employers will have the time to register and prepare themselves to attend workshops.

SS New Location

The temporary Social Security Administration Office is located Ngesekes, Koror State. It is situated across the office of Palau Community Action Agency (PCAA). The office will be conducting the services at this new temporary location until the new "One Stop Shop" is completed for relocating back to previous site in central Koror area.

 

HCF Website

The Healthcare Fund of the Republic of Palau is pleased to announced that the new website for the HCF is, now, live. Please visit www.rophcf.org for more information about the Healthcare Fund.


$50 Supplemental Benefit

Social Security Administration wishes to inform all Social Security Beneficiaries that supplemental benefit of $50 a month add on to your SS benefit began in fiscal year 2016 or October 1, 2015 and continues to be supported by the National Government appropriation in FY 2017. In FY2018, the supplemental benefit was turned over to ROPSSA to be a regular benefit on top of SS defined benefit formula. Hence, the benefit for FY2018 of additional $50 a month applied earning test (ET) for those who continues to earned wages while receiving benefit. In FY2019, National Government again appropriated another $50 supplemental benefit to date. Accordingly, the National Government FY2020 proposed budget includes the continuing supplemental budget of $50 a month to all SS beneficiaries.

 

Increase of Maximum Taxable Wage

The Republic of Palau Social Security Administration is hereby informing all employers that effective October 1, 2015,  the maximum taxable wage will increase from $5,000 per quarter to $6,000 per quarter as required by RPPL 9-12. This Change will affect 4th Quarter 2015 report. Therefore, please adjust your tax due and pay the appropriate amount in January 2016.