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  1. The ABSSB wishes to advise its pensioners that pension payments for the month of May commences today, May 25th, 2020. Please note that all Post Office cheques have been delivered.

    Published on May 25, 2020

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  2. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise our Barbuda pensioners that in collaboration with the Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB), we are prepared to work along with you, to facilitate receipt of your monthly pension benefit via the bank as of June 2020. We understand that access to funds during these times, is paramount. Hence, we are asking all our pensioners resident in Barbuda to visit our Barbuda office where our dedicated officer will assist you to facilitate this transition. Rest assured that every effort will be made for all our Barbuda pensioners to be processed in a timely manner to ensure a smooth conversion for our June 2020 payment cycle. Understanding that the hurricane season is fast approaching and the uncertainty of service that may be created should we be affected during the Season, we consider it the best possible time to initiate this move. We will continue to adapt as our business environment evolves to find the best means of serving our beneficiaries. Feel free to contact our office at 1 (268) 736-3095 for additional information.

    Published on May 19, 2020

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  3. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise our Barbuda pensioners that in collaboration with the Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB), we are prepared to work along with you, to facilitate receipt of your monthly pension benefit via the bank as of June 2020.

    Published on May 19, 2020

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  4. Employers and Self-Employed Persons are asked to include the following in any correspondence to the Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board to facilitate prompt processing.  - Social Security Number - Employer's / Self-Employed Person's Name - Contact Information Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on May 13, 2020

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  5. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise the general public that its London House location will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to provide limited services. Persons who would have made application for any of our short term benefits are asked to contact the office at 736-3000/1/2/3 to confirm whether their cheques are available for collection. We wish to encourage persons visiting our Office to be mindful of all safety requirements and adhere to the social distancing advice from our Security.

    Published on April 03, 2020

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  6. In recognition of our 47th Anniversary, the Directors, Management and Staff of the Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wish to extend heartiest Thank You to all our contributors and beneficiaaries, for you unwavering support and dedication throughout the years. "We commit to serving the people of Antigua and Barbuda in 2020 and beyond."

    Published on April 03, 2020

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  7. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise the general public that the following documents should be placed in the drop box at the London House Branch until further notice: Sickness and Maternity Claim Forms; Remittance Payments with cheques; Correspondences addressed to the Director Further, persons wishing to make Funeral Grant, Survivor’s and Age Pension applications are to utilize the ABSSB’s web site to access the application forms and present the required documents at the London House Branch with the completed forms for processing. Forms may also be collected from the London House Branch.

    Published on March 31, 2020

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  8. Published on March 31, 2020

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  9. It has been brought to the attention of the Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) of an Unemployment Assistance Fund Form in circulation of the General Public. We wish to advise that this form is not genuine and not in any way affiliated with the ABSSB or the Government of Antigua & Barbuda. Regrettably, the ABSSB does not offer an Unemployment Benefit. These are the benefits that are currently offered by the ABSSB: Sickness, Maternity, Invalidity, Age Pension, Survivor’s Pension and Funeral Grant

    Published on March 26, 2020

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  10. As we continue to amend our operations with containment efforts for COVID-19, the ABSSB wishes to advise the general public that with immediate effect, Social Security card photos will only be taken for first time holders of the photo Social Security card. Persons making payments for lost cards or card renewal will receive a card with their original photo.

    Published on March 24, 2020

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  11. With immediate effective, we wish to advise our customers that ALL sickness and maternity claim forms should be submitted through our drop box at our London House location or electronically to the following email address: customerserv@socialsecurity.gov.ag. You are encouraged to scan your claim forms if sending electronically. There are mobile apps available to do this, for persons without access to scanners. Please ensure that ALL sections of the forms are completed and signatures placed where necessary. Failure to do so will result in a delay of claim processing. We further encourage persons who so choose, to place their bank name and account number at the top of the forms. If you wish to receive your cheque in the mail, please place your mailing address in the address field. The office can be contacted either at the email address provided above or by calling 736-3000/1/2/3, for additional information. We will continue to provide updates on changes to our operations as we continue to work together to contain the spread of COVID-19.

    Published on March 18, 2020

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  12. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise the general public that All interviews for Age Benefit, Survivors Benefit, Funeral Grant and compliance-related matters will be suspended for the remainder of this week, 17th - 20th March 2020. Also, the General Public is advised that floor control measures will be implemented in the Customer Service Lobby Area for the foreseeable future; to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19. If there are any queries, please contact the Social Security office at (268) 736-3000/1/2/3.

    Published on March 16, 2020

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  13. All, employers and self-employed persons are reminded that remittance payments for February 2020 are due no later than 16th March 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 % a) Employees - 5¾ % b) Employers - 7¾ % Public Sector - 12½ % a) Employees - 4¾ % b) Employers - 7¾ % The contribution rate for Self-employed persons is 10% of declared earnings. Remittance payments can be made at: Cashier at Long Street from Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm & Fridays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Drop Box located at the Royal Palm Branch from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm English Harbour Satellite Office from Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on March 12, 2020

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  14. The ABSSB wishes to advise its pensioners that funds have been released for February 2020 for the following financial institutions: Caribbean Union Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Axcel Finance, COURTS, Antigua Commercial Bank, Royal Bank of Canada/RBTT, Bank of Nova Scotia, Community First Co Credit Union, Seventh Day Adventist Credit Union, St. John's Co Credit Union, CIBC First C'bean Intl Bank, Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank, Finance & Development Corporation, Fast Cash

    Published on February 27, 2020

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  15. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board [ABSSB] extends Sincere Appreciation to the following Employers and Self-Employed Person for their unwavering commitment and support.

    Published on February 23, 2020

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  16. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise its pensioners, that pension payments for February 2020 will commence on Monday, 24th February, 2020. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on February 21, 2020

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  17. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board is reminding beneficiaries that when submitting Sickness and Maternity claims, to ensure that the application form is filled out in its entirety and signed. Failure to complete forms will result in a delay of processing your benefits. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on February 17, 2020

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  18. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board [ABSSB] extends Sincere Appreciation to the following Self-Employed Persons, Statutory Corporations and Employers for their unwavering commitment and support.

    Published on February 12, 2020

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  19. All, employers and self-employed persons are reminded that remittance payments for January 2020 are due no later than 14th February 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 % a) Employees - 5¾ % b) Employers - 7¾ % Public Sector - 12½ % a) Employees - 4¾ % b) Employers - 7¾ % The contribution rate for Self-employed persons is 10% of declared earnings. Remittance payments can be made at: Cashier at Long Street from Monday to Thursday: 8 am - 3:30 pm & Fridays 8 am - 3 pm Drop Box located at the Royal Palm Branch from Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm English Harbour Satellite Office from Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 p.m. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on February 07, 2020

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  20. The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise that pension payments for Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB) were released on 4th February 2020. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on February 05, 2020

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