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  1. The ABSSB wishes to advise our walk-in pensioners that pension payments for February 2021 will commence on March 8th , 2021. Pensioners are asked to take note of the cheque dissemination schedule according to their surname: Surname Collection Date A - F Mon. 8 th March G - K Tues. 9 th March L - P Wed. 10 th March O - T Thurs. 11 th March U - Z Fri. 10 th March Pensioners are reminded to adhere to all Covid-19 protocols.

    Published on February 26, 2021

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  2. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board regrets to advise the public that its branch on Friars Hill Road remains closed due to an ongoing technical difficulty. We will provide an update when operations will resume. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

    Published on February 23, 2021

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  3. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that January 2021 payments have been released to the following financial institutions: Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union, Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank, Finance Development Company, CHAPA, AXCEL Finance, COURTS, Fast Cash, Caribbean Union Bank, Royal Bank Canada/RBTT

    Published on February 04, 2021

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  4. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that January 2021 pension payments for walk-in pensioners will commence on Monday 8th February 2021. Further, pension payments have been released to Royal Bank of Canada.

    Published on January 28, 2021

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  5. As we begin 2021, the Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) will embark on a new payment system for pensioners. Understanding that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact our contribution intake, the ABSSB intends to introduce a payment schedule for our major financial institutions in January 2021. Cash flow will always impact the Pay-as-You-Go system of the ABSSB. Therefore, this year we intend to make payments in keeping with our contribution receipts. Rather than waiting to pay the banks one at a time, we will be paying multiple institutions at once. This will result in our major financial institutions receiving pension payments in installments. The Social Security database will be used to determine how best to achieve this. It is anticipated that this strategy will serve to ease the burden on our customers and will be used for the next six months. We know that these are trying times for us all and we are truly grateful to you, our beneficiaries for your forbearance as we continue to navigate these difficult times.

    Published on January 19, 2021

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  6. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that December 2020 payments have been released to the following financial institutions: ECAB, Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank, Finance Development Company, CHAPA, AXCEL Finance, COURTS, Fast Cash, Caribbean Union Bank, Community First Co-operative Credit Union

    Published on January 08, 2021

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  7. Please be advised it is the intention of the ABSSB to have December 2020 pension payments made to the outstanding financial institutions on Monday January 18, 2021. There will be a change to our payment system, and you will be duly informed shortly.

    Published on January 15, 2021

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  8. To ensure that the Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) continues to honour its financial commitment to all beneficiaries and to enhance Contributors’ Funds, the ABSSB is reminding the public of two Statutory changes that will be administered in 2021. The following Amendments are scheduled to take effect 1st January 2021: 1.The Pension Age will move to 63 years pursuant to Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 61, Social Security (Benefits) (Age Pensions and Grants) (Amendment) Regulations. However, individuals will have the option to claim at age 60 at a reduced rate. 2.The Contribution Rates will increase by ½% pursuant to Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 60, Social Security (Collections of Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations. The contribution rates for 2021 will therefore be 13% for public sector employees; and 14% for private sector employees, while the Self-Employed rate remains at 10%. The following shows the breakdown of the contribution rates: Public Sector: Employee – 5%; Employer – 8% Private Sector: Employee – 6%; Employer – 8%

    Published on December 23, 2020

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  9. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise its pensioners that pension payments for December 2020, will commence on Tuesday 29th, December 2020. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on December 21, 2020

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  10. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that November 2020 payments pensions were released for the following institutions: Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank, CHAPA, Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union, Antigua Commercial Bank, Finance Development Company, AXCEL FINANCE, COURTS, Caribbean Union Bank, FAST CASH, RBC, RBTT, FCIB, CFCCU, Bank of Nova Scotia

    Published on December 08, 2020

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  11. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise the public that pension cheques can be collected from the General Post Office as of Monday 14th, December 2020.

    Published on December 08, 2020

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  12. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that October 2020 payments have been released to the following financial institution: Antigua Commercial Bank Pensions to the following financial Institutions were released on the 16th November 2020. ECAB CUB CHAPA COURTS FASTCASH Pensions were released on 26th November 2020 for the following institutions: Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC-FCIB

    Published on November 13, 2020

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  13. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that September 2020 payments have been released to the following financial institutions: Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union Caribbean Union Bank COURTS Finance Development Company FAST CASH CHAPA AXCEL Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank

    Published on October 08, 2020

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  14. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that September pension payments will commence on October 1, 2020 for our walk-in pensioners. As we continue to experience the impacts of COVID-19, we greatly appreciate your patience during this time.

    Published on September 25, 2020

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  15. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that fund for August 2020 have released to the following financial institutions: CUB, COURTS, FAST CASH, AXCEL FINANCE, CHAPA, RBC and RBTT, Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank, Finance Development Company, Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC/FCIB, ECAB, ACB

    Published on September 03, 2020

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  16. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) regrets to advise that pension payments for August 2020 will not commence on August 31, 2020 for our walk-ins. We have experienced technical difficulties with our cheque printer, and this has unfortunately impacted the printing of cheques which will result in delayed pension payments for August 2020. The problem has been identified and the necessary steps taken to address the issue. Our sincerest apologies are extended for the inconvenience caused, however circumstances occurred beyond our control. Pension payments for walk-ins will begin on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

    Published on August 26, 2020

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  17. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that funds for July 2020, have been released to the following financial institutions: Courts FastCash CHAPA Axcel Seventh-Day Adventist Credit Union Antigua and Barbuda Development Bank Caribbean Union Bank St. John's Cooperative Credit Union Community First Cooperative Credit Union Antigua Commercial Bank Financial Development Company ECAB, RBC/RBTT, FCIB, Bank of Nova Scotia

    Published on August 05, 2020

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  18. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to remind the public that our Registration Office continues to operate by appointment only. To make an appointment, you may contact our Office via email [customerserv@socialsecurity.gov.ag] or by calling 736-3000/1/2/3. Registration Forms for employees, employers and self-employed persons can be accessed via our web site [www.socialsecurity.gov.ag]. Please note that valid passports and/or valid work permits are requirements for card renewals. The Registration Office operates daily from 8:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m until further notice.

    Published on July 24, 2020

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  19. All employers and self-employed persons are reminded that remittance payments for June 2020 are due no later than 14th July 2020 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 2020, contribution rates are: Private Sector – 13½ % - Employees – 5¾ % - Employers – 7¾ % Public Sector – 12½ % - Employees – 4¾ % - Employers – 7¾ % Self-Employed persons remain at 10%. Remittance payments can be made via: EFT; ACB and ECAB online payment portal; Cashier at Long Street from Monday to Thursday: 8am - 3:30pm & Fridays 8am - 3pm; Drop Box at London House & Royal Palm Branch from Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on July 13, 2020

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  20. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that funds have been released for June 2020 pension payments to the following financial institutions: Community First Credit Union, St John's Co operative Credit Union, Bank of Nova Scotia, Antigua & Barbuda Development Bank, Seventh Day Adventist Co operative Credit Union, Finance & Development Company, FastCash, Courts, CHAPA, Caribbean Union Bank

    Published on July 03, 2020

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