The Government of Anguilla is pleased to announce the rollout of the Covid-19 unemployment assistance programmes.
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|Social Security: Unemployment Assistance||Anguilla Support: Unemployment Assistance|
Must have contributed to Social Security for 50 weeks or more.
Unemployed or underemployed persons who are not receiving a benefit from Social Security may qualify if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Payments: EC$1,000.00 per month for 3 months.
Payments: EC$800.00 per month for 3 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Things you should know
Did I have to pay Social Security for 50 Weeks Straight to receive temporary assistance from The Social Security Unemployment Assistance Programme?
Your contributions must add up to 50 weeks but if there was a break between contributions you still qualify.
My employer is not paying me a salary, but is providing a small contribution to help me in this time. Does that disqualify me from the Social Security or Government Programme?
No. If your employer has provided you some assistance which is not a salary, this does not disqualify you.
How long will it take to receive assistance?
Payments are processed at the end of each month. If you apply close to the end of the month, please allow at least a two week period for processing.
How long will I receive assistance for?
So long as you continue to meet the criteria, you will receive the assistance for 3 months (April to June 2020)
Can I apply for both Government & Social Security Benefits?
No. You can only qualify for one or the other.
Covid-19 Temporary Unemployment/Underemployment Assistance Benefit (UAB)
The Social Security Board and the Government of Anguilla have collaborated to provide a temporary Unemployment/Underemployment Assistance Benefit (UAB), for persons whose employment has been affected as a result of the global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).
Full details of the operation of the Unemployment Benefit Assistance can be found in the SOCIAL SECURITY (UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE) (TEMPORARY BENEFITS) REGULATIONS, 2020.
FOR EMPLOYEES AND THE SELF EMPLOYED
How Will Payments Be Made?
Ineligibility To Receive Payment
Submission of Forms Online
Validation Of Information By Employers
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Social Security Office at telephone numbers (264) 497-2201/2 or 3201/2, or email at [email protected]