Maternity Benefits are payable to a woman who has given birth to a child. Maternity Benefit can be an allowance, a grant, or both.


The Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form is to be completed by self-employed persons and other employers for the payment of monthly remittances.


A Sickness Benefit is paid to an insured person who is absent from work because of a certified illness other than that caused by employment injury.


An Age Benefit becomes payable to an insured person who has reached the pensionable age and has satisfied the required contribution conditions. 
Age Benefit is either a pension or a grant.

What’s New!


September 2021 Pension Payment Notice

The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise our walk-in pensioners that pension payments for September 2021 will commence on Monday, 18th October, 2021. Pensioners are asked to take note of the cheque distribution schedule according to their...

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The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise the public that its Customer Service Unit and English Harbour Satellite Office will be temporarily closed from the 4th - 6th October, 2021. Our offices will re-open on Thursday, 7th, October 2021 at 8:00...

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The Antigua & Barbuda  Social Security Board, wishes to remind all overseas pensioners (residents outside of OECS territories), that life certificates are due by September 30, 2021.  This is to ensure continued pension payments for the period October to December...

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About us

In 1965, the ruling Antigua Labour Party (ALP) Government realized the need for more adequate provision for the Nation’s poor and indigent and articulated, in its five-year (1966 – 1970) Development Plan, its intention to replace the existing Poor Relief System – a National Provident Fund.

The Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) is responsible for the funds collected and the payment of cash benefits to contributors. In addition, the Organization has a mandate to inform its stakeholders about the programmes, benefits and services provided as well as any pending parametric and policy changes.


We are a customer-oriented, strategy-focused and technology-driven institution with a commitment to excellence.


To efficiently provide Social Security services through the sustained efforts of strong leadership.

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