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P.O. Box 679, Koror, Palau 96940
administration@ropssa.pw
SSA Office: Tel (680) 488-2457 | Fax: (680) 488-1470
HCF Office: Tel (680) 488-1904 | Fax: (680) 488-4019

Public Announcements

RFP SSA 2024-02: INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS04/16/2024

The Republic of Palau Social Security Administration (ROPSSA) is soliciting written proposals from Qualified Independent Certified Public Accountant(s)/Firm to conduct financial audits of the ROPSSA for the following Fiscal Years (FY)

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RFP SSA 2024-01: SSA ATTORNEY FOR COLLECTION04/10/2024

The Republic of Palau Social Security Administration (ROPSSA), will be soliciting and accepting sealed proposals from qualified individuals and/or law firms to provide legal services in the collection effort of the ROPSSA.

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: 2024 ANNUAL SURVEY FORM12/26/2023

English

The Republic of Palau Social Security Administration (ROPSSA) wishes to inform all Social Security beneficiaries that the 2024 Annual Survey Form is ready and available for completion and submission. This year’s annual survey will only be mailed out to beneficiaries residing outside of the Republic of Palau. Local residents are required and urged to come to the Social Security Office located at Ngesekes, Ngerbeched, to have their forms completed in the office.

Palauan

A Social Security Administration a mesubed ra rokui el chad el mesuk a udoud ra SS el kmo, a 2024 Annual Survey Form a mla meketmokl el kirel ruoll er chelechal rak. Elechal rak ea aikal survey a di mo modurkl el mora rechad el kiei ra ikrel Belau. A rechad el kiei ra chelsel Belau a outekangel el mei ra obis ra SS e kudmokl a survey er tir.

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: FEE SCHEDULE11/29/2023

The office of the Republic of Palau Social Security Administration "ROP SSA" wishes to inform the public that due to the global inflation which impact the cost of living and rising prices, ROPSSA revised its Fee Schedule and will implement it, starting on January 1 2024.

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PRESS RELEASE: ROPSSA 55th ANNIVERSARY07/06/2023

ROP Social Security Administration Celebrates 55th Anniversary by Supporting Homebound Community Service.

On July 1st, 2023, the ROP Social Security Administration proudly commemorated its 55th Anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, the Administration, alongside its dedicated staff and the invaluable support of the Board of Trustees, decided to dedicate this significant event to the Homebound Community Service initiative. This initiative, operating under the Ministry of Health and Human Services, Community Health Clinic, provides essential assistance to individuals who are homebound.

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: TO ALL SS BENEFICIARIES06/28/2023

The ROP Social Security Administration “ROP SSA” would like to inform all SS Beneficiaries that, since our offices (SS and HCF) will be closed on Friday, June 30, 2023 in observance of its 55th Anniversary, your monthly benefits will be available on June 29, 2023.

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ONLINE PAYMENT06/27/2023

The ROP Social Security Administration is excited to announce the launch of our new Online Payment option on Saturday, July 1, 2023. This system offers a more convenient and user-friendly way to make payments compared to traditional methods like cash or cheque.

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ROP SSA Online Payment Tutorial Video (ENGLISH)

ROP SSA Online Payment Tutorial Video (PALAUAN)

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: TO ALL SS BENEFICIARIES06/02/2023

The ROP Social Security Administration wishes to inform all SS beneficiaries that due to issues with service providers in processing deposit transactions, your monthly benefit payment(s) were delayed from being deposited into your bank account(s).

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: TO ALL SS BENEFICIARIES05/29/2023

Palauan

A obis ra Social Security a nguu tial techall e mo ouchais ra rokui el chad el mesuk a udoud ra SS el kmo, ngokiu tial dirk mlo merek el Typhoon Mawar ra Guam, eng ngar ngii a mlo chetituokel tekoi ra bebil ra bank. Eng di obis ra SS a mo oterkeklii el kmo a udoud ra SS a melemolem el mo tuobed er sel belsechel taem el mora bank er kemiu. A SS a dirrek el mo oureor lobengkel aikal bank el mesemechokl a rokui el ketmekill el mo uchul a mimokl el ngeiul a udoud er sel ulterekokl el temel.

Kom kmal mesulang ea lebo er ngii a kermiu, e momekedong ra obis er kid ra 488-2457 ra eai klok ra tutau el mo eim el klok ra ieta sils. A le ngar ngii a kerim el kirel a ududem el mora account er kau e moutekangel lomekedong ra bank er kau.

English

Due to the impact of Typhoon Mawar on Guam, certain banks and banking services have been greatly affected. The ROP Social Security Administration wishes to inform all SS beneficiaries that your monthly benefit will be deposited into your bank account as scheduled. The ROP Social Security Administration is working closely with those banks, whose services have been affected, to assure that benefit payments are received on time and without any difficulty or inconvenience.

Thank you all for your understanding and should you have any questions on your monthly benefit payment(s), you can contact us @ 488-2457 during regular working hours (8am to 5pm). For deposit confirmation to your account(s), please contact your bank directly.

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PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE RE: SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT04/27/2022

PR 22-08 Palau's National Leadership Meets with the Social Security Administration Board to Restore Supplemental Benefit

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: TO ALL SS BENEFICIARIES04/25/2022

Palauan

A Social Security Administration a mesubed ra rokui el melai a SS el kmo, a Supplemental Benefit el molai er ngii el dechelel a SS er kau el dart el kluk el mo dart ma okeim el kluk a klungel ra bekl buil a mo diak el tobed el lomuchel er chelchal May 01, 2022. Al sekum ng ngar ngii a allotment er kau el engelakl er tial klungel a mo mengodech ra ududem ea allotment er kau a mo diak el siseb e di mo uldimukl ra cherrengelel a ududem el molai er ngii el check ma lechub e di mora account er kau. Ma le uaisei, e moutekangel el di kau el mo harau a belsem ea uriur isei e mei me de semechokl el mo ungil a bingel lotireklii a mla mengodech el klungel a SS er kau.

Tial lorreked ra supplemental benefit a melemolm eldi mereko al bor ngii a beches losisebellel a udoud malchub eng llach el mo sobecheklii a Social Security Administration meng melemolem el sebechel el urrengelii otebedel a SS benefit er kau lobengkel a supplemental benefit.

English

The Social Security Administration wishes to inform all SS beneficiaries that Supplemental Benefits will be on “HOLD” effective this May 01, 2022. We ask each beneficiary to make sure that a reduction of supplemental benefit amounting to $100 to $150 from your monthly benefits did not affect your existing allotments to various payee. If your current allotments exceeds your monthly benefit without the supplemental benefit, the system will automatically apply deductions starting with lesser amount until the balance is no longer available for further allotment. Any remaining balance will automatically directed to your bank account and/or check. Therefore, please make sure that your allotments from SS benefits applied without issues or visit our SS Office to make necessary adjustments based on the change of your SS benefit.

The supplemental benefit “On Hold” will remain until the Social Security Administration establishes a sustainable funding source or policy that will enable the Fund to pay all SS beneficiaries their actual benefit including the supplemental benefits.

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: TO ALL SS BENEFICIARIES02/28/2022

Palauan

A Social Security Administration a ouchais el kmo, tirkel melai a Dependent Child (DC) benefit ma Disability Dependent Child (DD) benefit el dimlak el tobed a ududir lobengkel sel Supplemental Benefit er sera October 1, 2021 el mera March 1, 2022 a mo tuobed a ududir ra March 11, 2022. Maluaisei ea tal ngalek a $400 a benefit er ngii el tuobed ra March 11, 2022 el SS benefit ra October 2021 el mo January 2022. Ea February 2022 SS benefit el tuobed ra March 1, 2022 a ngar ngii sel $100 supplemental benefit lobengkel sel telkael el ududel a ngalek ra bek el buil. A ududel a ngalek a di oltirakl ra rruul el teletelel omeliul a udoud ra SS.

English

The Social Security Administration wishes to inform the Dependent Child (DC) and Disability Dependent Child (DD) beneficiaries that you will receive the Supplemental Benefit effective this March 1, 2022. Retroactive supplemental benefits starting October 2021 to January 2022 amounting to $100 a month or $400 each child will be disbursed on March 11, 2022.

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SUPPLEMENTAL SSA BENEFITS FOR FY 202211/01/2021

Beginning in FY 2022 (October 2021), an existing $50.00 supplemental benefit will become part of the benefit formula adding a total of $100 to your existing benefit, as authorized by RPPL 11-12 The Fiscal Year 2022 budget act which was signed into law on September 29, 2021.

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APPROVED REFERRAL CASES TO TAIWAN02/25/2021

This is an important announcement regarding approved referral cases to a hospital facility in the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. The Healthcare Fund (HCF) would like to advise the public that due to the strict measures set forth by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all of the hospital facility accepting medical referrals from Palau have designated a limited number of quarantine units for Palau patients.

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR02/19/2021

Interior Announces $739,500 in FY 2021 Funds for Prior Service Trust Fund Program.

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$50 SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT02/11/2021

Palauan

A Social Security Administration a lmuut nguu tial techall e mesubed er tirkel rokui el mesuk a udoud ra Social Security el kmo, aikel Supplemental Benefit $50 (SB1) el mora rokui el chad el melai a SS luldimukl er sel $50 (SB2) el mora Retiree ma Disability a lmuut el mo melemolem ra Kot el Kebesengil a Ongedei l’Buil er chelechal rak (March 01, 2021) e mengiil ra Fiscal Year 2021 Budget el mo omuchel ra April 1, 2021.
Kom Kmal Mesulang!

English

The office of the Social Security Administration wishes to inform all Social Security Beneficiaries that the Supplemental Benefit of $50 a month (SB1) add-on to your SS benefit will continue this March 01, 2021 including the $50 a month (SB2) to specific SS Retiree and Disability Beneficiaries while we await for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget to take effect on April 1, 2021. Thank you!

OVERSEAS REFERRAL CARE UNDER NHI09/11/2020

The Healthcare Fund is advising the public that we will continue to cover for medical referrals to the Republic of China Taiwan. At this time, strict protocol measures are still in place for all international travelers to the ROC. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) in Taiwan announced that international patients may seek medical treatment in Taiwan, except for non-urgent medical care including health check up and aesthic medicine.

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HISTORY OF THE ROP & SS SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT08/17/2020

The Social Security Supplemental Benefit (SB) started in Fiscal Year 2016 [October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016], when the Republic of Palau passed the law, RPPL 9-46 namely ROP Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Act appropriating $1.9m funding to the ROP Social Security Administration to provide a $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries. The ROP Social Security Administration successfully implemented this new initiative under the law and indeed received the funding from the national treasury and disbursed the supplemental benefit to all beneficiaries in fiscal year 2016.

In Fiscal Year 2017 [October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-3 namely ROP Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Act appropriating $2.1m funding to the ROP Social Security Administration to​ continue providing a $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries. Again, The ROP Social Security Administration successfully implemented the law accordingly in fiscal year 2017.

In Fiscal Year 2018 [October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-12 namely ROP Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Act amending 41 PNC, the law that created ROP Social Security Administration as part of ensuring that the $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries continue without funding from ROP. The law increased the SS Employer and Employee contribution rate from 6% to 7%; removed the maximum remuneration threshold of $6,000 per quarter, meaning that all wages earned were to be taxed the SS rate of 7%; and established a new §765 Supplemental Benefit of $50 monthly. The ROP Social Security Administration successfully enhanced the systems and operations to ensure that SS’ defined benefit formula included the $50 supplemental benefit thereon.

In Fiscal Year 2019 [October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-21 to provide an increase of $50 monthly supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries with a funding of $2.1m. The ROP Social Security Administration successfully implemented the law accordingly with funding received from the National Treasury. The outcome is a total of $100 Supplemental Benefit to all SS beneficiaries with a $50 initial supplemental benefit coming from the SS Fund and the increase or additional $50 coming from the ROP. A combined total funding of the Supplemental Benefit is about $4.3m.

In Fiscal Year 2020 [October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020], the ROP passed a law, RPPL 10-44 for funding of $2.1m to maintain the $50 monthly additional supplemental benefit to all SS beneficiaries. Further to this, RPPL 10-53 Supplemental 2020 Budget provides a funding of $660k to provide additional benefit to retirees and disabled beneficiaries who are citizens of Palau, FSM, and US effective April 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. The ROP Social Security Administration has successfully enhanced the systems and operations to ensure that supplemental benefits continue in fiscal 2020 accordingly. A combined total funding of the Supplemental Benefit as of date is about $5m.

NEW OFFICE HOURS05/07/2020

The Office of the Social Security Administration wishes to inform the public that new office hours will effective on Monday, May 11, 2020.

8:00am - 03:00pm for SS Office in Ngesekes, Koror State.
8:00am - 03:00pm for HCF Office in Ngarachemayong Cultural Center.

We thank you for your understanding and support.