SS Board celebrates its 43rd Anniversary; over $22M disbursed under Relief Fund 

SS Board celebrates its 43rd Anniversary; over $22M disbursed under Relief Fund 

St. Christopher and Nevis’ Social Security Board (SS) is celebrating its 43rd Anniversary. 

 

According to socialsecurity.kn, the Social Security program began in 1978 when the Social Security Act, No. 13 of 1977 came into effect.

 

From February 1st 1978, a new system of social insurance was brought into being replacing the National Provident Fund which had been in operation for ten years.  

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, here in St. Kitts and Nevis the Board last year, launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund which provided support to persons of up to $1,000.00.

 

Over 8,500 persons were provided with the COVID-19 fund grants, which served as stimulus payments in respect of the period, April to June, 2020 in the first instance and again in September, 2020.

 

Minister with responsibility for Social Security – the Hon. Eugene Hamilton in an address to mark the occasion, made these remarks:

 

The Hon. Eugene Hamilton.  

 

Eligible persons included: Full time and part-time employees who have been laid off, employed but with reduced hours, persons made redundant as a result of the pandemic and registered Self-employed persons whose incomes have been impacted by COVID-19.