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  1. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise its pensioners that pension payments to the following Financial Institution were released today (June 26, 2019): RBC, ECAB, CHAPA, FASTCASH, COURTS, ABDB, AXCEL FINANCE

    Published on June 26, 2019

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  2. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that pension payments for the month of June will commence on Monday 24th June 2019. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on June 26, 2019

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  3. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board apologizes to the pensioners of RBC/RBTT for the inordinate delay of pension payments for May 2019. The Organization continues to experience funding challenges due to the low returns of remittances. Every effort is being made to secure the necessary funds. Our aim is to release the pension funds for RBC/RBTT on or before Thursday 13th June 2019. Again, we apologize to our pensioners who have been affected by the current situation.

    Published on June 12, 2019

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  4. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise that pension payments for May 2019 have been released for the following financial institutions: Antigua and Barbuda Development Bank, AXCEL, CHAPA, FASTCASH, COURTS, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC-FCIB, ECAB

    Published on May 28, 2019

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  5. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that pension payments for the month of May will commence on Monday 27th May 2019. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on May 24, 2019

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  6. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board apologizes to the pensioners of the Bank of Nova Scotia for the inordinate delay of pension payments for April 2019. The Organization continues to experience funding challenges due to the low returns of remittances. Every effort is being made to secure the necessary funds. Our aim is to release the pension funds for the Bank of Nova Scotia on or before Tuesday 16thMay 2019. Again, we apologize to our pensioners who have been affected by the current situation and pledge, in earnest, to continue working to address these funding issues.

    Published on May 10, 2019

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  7. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise that pension payments for April 2019 have been released for the following financial institutions: CIBC-First Caribbean International Bank, Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank, RBC/RBTT, Community First Cooperative Credit Union, St. Johns Cooperative Credit Union, Seven-Day Adventist Credit Union , Antigua Commercial Bank, Antigua Barbuda Development Bank, Finance and Development Co., Caribbean Union Bank, AXCEL Finance, CHAPA, COURTS

    Published on May 02, 2019

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  8. Kindly note that pensions for March 2019 to CIBC-FCIB and ACB were released on the 10th and 11th of April 2019 respectively. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on April 12, 2019

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  9. All, employers and self-employed persons are reminded that remittance payments for February 2019 are due no later than 15th April 2019 to avoid the 10% surcharge. Further, employers are asked to take due care when submitting the monthly Remittance Form [R5A] as any incomplete or incorrect information will attract a penalty fee of $100 per page. N.B.: For 2019, contribution rates are: Private Sector - 13 % - Employees - 5½ % - Employers - 7½ % Public Sector - 12 % - Employees - 4½ % - Employers - 7½ % The contribution rate for Self-employed persons remains at 10%. Remittance payments can be made via the Drop Box located at the Royal Palm Branch. Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Published on April 10, 2019

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  10. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise that pensions have been released for the following financial institutions: COURTS FAST CASH CHAPA AXCEL Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank Community First Cooperative Credit Union Financial Development Corporation Caribbean Union Bank Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union Bank of Nova Scotia Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank

    Published on March 28, 2019

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  11. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to notify its pensioners that pension payments for March 2019 has commenced today, 25th March 2019. To our pensioners residing in Barbuda, please be advised that March 2019 pension cheques can be collected at the Barbuda’s Office. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on March 25, 2019

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  12. All, employers and self-employed persons are reminded that remittance payments for February 2019 are due no later than 14 th March 2019 to avoid the 10% surcharge. Further, employers are asked to take due care when submitting the monthly Remittance Form [R5A] as any incomplete or incorrect information will attract a penalty fee of $100 per page. N.B.: For 2019, contribution rates are: Private Sector - 13 % - Employees - 5½ % - Employers - 7½ % Public Sector - 12 % - Employees - 4½ % - Employers - 7½ % The contribution rate for Self-employed persons remains at 10%. Remittance payments can be made via the Drop Box located at the Royal Palm Branch. Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Published on March 11, 2019

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  13. The general public is hereby advised that when making a claim for the Funeral Grant Benefit, an original death certificate and the receipt or invoice for the cost of the funeral must be presented to the Social Security Office. Please note that the processing of the Funeral Grant will not commence until ALL requisite documents are presented. The cooperation of the public is greatly appreciated.

    Published on February 27, 2019

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  14. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise its pensioners that pension payments for February will commence on Monday 25th February 2019. Please be guided accordingly .

    Published on February 25, 2019

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  15. All, employers and self-employed persons are reminded that remittance payments for January 2019 are due no later than 14th February 2019 to avoid the 10% surcharge. Further, employers are asked to take due care when submitting the monthly Remittance Form [R5A] as any incomplete or incorrect information will attract a penalty fee of $100 per page. N.B.: For 2019, contribution rates are: Private Sector – 13% + Employees – 5½ % + Employers – 7½ % Public Sector - 12% + Employees – 4½ % + Employers – 7½ % Self-Employed persons remain at 10%. Remittance payments can be made via the Drop Box located at the Royal Palm Branch; Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30p.m.

    Published on February 12, 2019

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  16. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise that pensions for January 2019 have been released for the following financial institutions: Antigua Commercial Bank CIBC-FCIB Royal Bank of Canada ECAB Community First Cooperative Credit Union COURTS FAST CASH CHAPA AXCEL Financial Development Corporation Caribbean Union Bank Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union Bank of Nova Scotia Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank

    Published on January 31, 2019

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  17. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise that pensions payments for January 2019 will commence today, January 28, 2019.

    Published on January 28, 2019

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  18. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) is please to advise that all payments for December 2018 payments have been released as of December 21, 2018, in time for enjoyment of the Yuletide Season. The Board and Management wishes to thank all for the patience exhibited during these difficult two months and confirm that we remain committed to growing to provide for you. Seasons greetings to all!

    Published on December 21, 2018

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  19. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to remind ALL Employers that in accordance with the Social Security (Collections of Contributions) (Amendment) (Regulations), Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 60, the contribution rate will increase by ½% as of 1st January 2019. The contribution rate will increase from 12½% to 13% for private sector employees; and from 11½% to 12% for public sector employees. Therefore, the new contribution rates are broken down as follows: Private Sector - 13 % - Employees - 5½ % - Employers - 7½ % Public Sector - 12 % - Employees - 4½ % - Employers - 7½ % The contribution rate for Self-employed persons remains at 10%. The maximum insurable earnings remain at $6,500.00. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on December 20, 2018

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  20. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise its pensioners that pension payments for the month of December will commence on Friday 21st December 2018. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on December 19, 2018

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