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!



The ABSSB wishes to advise our walk-in pensioners that pension payments for August 2021 will commence on Thursday, 16th September, 2021. Pensioners are asked to take note of the cheque distribution schedule according to their surname. A - F Thursday 16 September G - K...

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Social Security Card Registration Notice

The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board wishes to advise the public that appointments for new and renewal of social security cards have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. If you had an upcoming appointment, our Customer Service Representatives...

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Media Release – Delayed Pension Payment

Friday 3, September 2021 - The Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board (ABSSB) wishes to apologise for the undue delay of pension payments for July 2021. The ABSSB is heavily dependent on current contributions to fund current benefit payments and operations. ...

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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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