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  1. All employers and self employed persons are advised that contributions for the month of September are due and payable no later than October 16th, 2017. Payments made after the 16th will incur a 10% penalty. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on October 10, 2017

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  2. SOCIAL SECURITY BARBUDA PENSIONERS All Barbudan pensioners, who usually collect their cheques from the Barbuda office and are currently resident at the designated shelters, are advised that your pension cheques will be delivered to said locations for your convenience. Pensioners, who are not resident at the shelters, are advised that pension cheques can be collected from the Social Security office on the corner of Long and Cross Streets beginning Monday, September 25, 2017. SOCIAL SECURITY ANTIGUA PENSIONERS All pensioners who collect their cheques from the Social Security office are advised that the distribution of pension cheques will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017.

    Published on September 22, 2017

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  3. All employers and self employed persons are reminded that contributions for the month of August 2017 are due and payable no later than September 14, 2017. Further, a second Drop Box for remittance payments is located at the Royal Palm Branch and is accessible Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on September 11, 2017

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  4. The ABSSB wishes to advise that funds for ECAB and RBC will be released today, Friday 1st September, 2017.

    Published on September 01, 2017

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  5. All Social Security pensioners are advised that pension payments will commence on August 28, 2017. Funds have been released for the banks as well, however those pensioners whose monies are sent to ECAB and RBC, we regret to advise that there will be a later release date announced. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Published on August 25, 2017

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  6. All employers and self employed persons are reminded that contributions for the month of July 2017 are due and payable no later than August 14, 2017. Further, a second Drop Box for remittance payments is located at the Royal Palm Branch and is accessible Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on August 11, 2017

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  7. All Social Security pensioners are advised that Life Certificates should be submitted to the Social Security office no later than June 30th, 2017 to ensure continued pension payments. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on June 23, 2017

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  8. Social Security cards now have a new look. As added protection for our Social Security contributors and beneficiaries, the Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) has increased the security features of the Social Security cards. These features enhance the card’s security through the use of a special background, micro-text and holographic-type images.

    Published on June 23, 2017

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  9. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) invites applications for the position of Human Resource Manager (HRM). This is an executive level position that will have oversight for the direction and coordination of all human resources (HT) activities in accordance with the ABSSB's policies and the labour laws of Antigua & Barbuda. The successfull candidate will develop and implement HR strategies that best reinforce the goals and objectives of the ABSSB to further enhance a high-performance culture that sustains an environment of mutual trust between management and employees and the ongoing development of a superior workforce.

    Published on May 19, 2017

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  10. All employers and self employed persons are reminded that payments for the month of April 2017 are due and payable no later than May 12, 2017. Employers and self employed persons are further reminded that there is a 10% penalty for payments submitted late.

    Published on May 19, 2017

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  11. All employers and self employed persons are reminded that payments for the month of March 2017 are due and payable no later than April 13, 2017. Employers and self employed persons are further reminded that there is a 10% penalty for payments submitted late.

    Published on April 05, 2017

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  12. The ABSSB wishes to advise all nationals of the O.E.C.S. that as members of the Economic Union, Life Certificates should be submitted by June 30 and by December 31 each year.

    Published on April 05, 2017

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  13. In a brief ceremony on April 3, 2017, the ABSSB recognized its oldest male and female pensioners at its London House location on Long Street. Mr. Steadman Looby, age 99, and Mrs. Theresa Simon, who resides in San Francisco and who just celebrated her 103rd birthday last month, were the two recipients who received tokens from the Director, Mr. David Matthias and Deputy Director, Mr. Geoffrey Joseph.

    Published on April 03, 2017

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  14. In the first encounter of the 2017 ABSSB Junior Science Quiz series, the St. Mary’s School of Excellence defeated the Christ King High School with a final score of 280 to 200 points. Then the Clare Hall Secondary School defeated the St. Joseph’s Academy in the second encounter, by a 10 point win; 230 to 220. In the third encounter, the All Saints Secondary School emerged the winners, as they defeated the Antigua Grammar School with a score of 290, to AGS’s 195 points. The ABSSB would like to congratulate the winning teams thus far, and encourages every one to continue supporting our students as the series continues to air every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m on ABS TV Channel 10.

    Published on March 29, 2017

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  15. The ABSSB wishes to advise ALL Employers and Self-Employed persons that contributions for March 2017 are due NO later than Thursday 13th April, 2017. Also, be reminded that in accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 60 of 2016, contribution rates for 2017 are 12% for Private Sector Employees and 11%; for Public Sector Employees as of February 1st, 2017. Self-employed contribution remains at 10%.

    Published on March 24, 2017

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  16. It's that time of the year again! The long awaited Social Security Board Junior Science Quiz is finally here, on the same day, but at a different time. Beginning this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Social Security Board’s Junior Science Quiz will be aired on ABS television at 6:00 p.m.

    Published on March 01, 2017

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  17. The Social Security Board wishes to advise its pensioners that pension payments will commence on Monday, February 27, 2017. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on February 20, 2017

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  18. The Social Security Board wishes to advise all self employed persons that their declared earnings shall not be less than the minimum wage, and are reminded that their Social Security contributions rate remains at 10%.

    Published on February 09, 2017

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  19. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise all employers that have weekly paid employees that the new rate of 11% for Government employees and 12% for Private sector employees commences from February 6th, 2017. This means that this week ending February 3rd should be calculated at 9% and 10% respectively. Please be guided accordingly.

    Published on February 02, 2017

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  20. The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to advise ALL Employers that in accordance with the amended Regulations for Collection of Contributions No. 60 of 2016, the contribution rate will increase by 2%, as of February 1st, 2017. Therefore, the new contribution rates are as follows: Private Sector employees pay 5%; Private Sector employers pay 7% Public Sector employees pay 4%; Public Sector employers pay 7% Self-employed contribution remains at 10%.

    Published on January 16, 2017

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