It is mandatory that all persons between the ages of 15 and 65 years register with the Social Security Board immediately upon obtaining employment.
To register, fill out an Employee’s Registration Form, which is available at the Social Security Board’s office. The form must be submitted with proof of birth. (certificate of birth, passport, etc.)
Upon registration, you will be given a Social Security card, with your Social Security number.
There is no need to re-register each time you change jobs or did not work for a period of time.
Once registered, always registered!
If you change your name due to marriage, or other reasons, you should notify the office and provide evidence of the change (marriage certificate, affidavit, etc.)
When you start a new job, it is important that you give your employer the correct Social Security number so that your contributions can be credited to your account.
The Social Security Board is financed by contributions payable by:
* Self Employed
* Voluntary Contributors
Working for more than one employer?
If you work for more than one employer, each employer must deduct and pay contributions on your behalf. If your combined contributions exceed the maximum contributions payable, you will receive a refund from the Social Security Board.
Rates of Contribution
Private Employees: 8 1/2 % of insurable earnings* – Employees contribute 4%; Employers contribute 4 1/2%
Civil Servants: 7 1/2% of insurable earnings* – Civil Servants contribute 3 1/2%; Government contribute 4%
(Civil servants are not covered for Sickness Benefit).
Self-Employed Persons: 8 1/2% of insurable earnings*
Voluntary Contributors: 7% of earnings established by the Board
(Voluntary Contributors are only covered for Age, Invalidity, Funeral and Survivors Benefits).
*(Insurable earning is the amount of income on which Social Security contributions are deducted).
*IMPORTANT – 2017 CONTRIBUTION RATES
Effective January 1, 2017, the maximum insurable earning will be increased, by 1.032% from $40,300.00 to $40,716.00
The following schedule is for ease of reference.
2017 – CONTRIBUTIONS RATES
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*Payment of contributions is compulsory.
*It is the employer’s responsibility for payment of the entire contribution.
*Failure to pay contributions is an offense punishable by law.