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.  Further, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economic activity which has implications for ABSSB operations.  The months of July to November are generally slow contribution months and we are now in that slow period.

The inconvenience created by delayed payments to our contributors and beneficiaries is not one that we take lightly.  We do remain resolved in our commitment to meet all outstanding payments as funds become available.

Your continued forbearance is anticipated and will be greatly appreciated as we all continue to endure these unprecedented times.