Glossary of Social Security Terms

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Glossary of Social Security Terms

Beneficiary
A person entitled to benefit or assistance, as the case may be.

Claimant
Includes a person claiming benefit or assistance on behalf of another person.

Confinement
Labor resulting in the birth of a living child or labor (after not less than 28 weeks of
pregnancy) resulting in the birth of a child whether alive or
dead.

Contribution
The total of an employer’s and an employee person’s obligation to the Fund.

Credited Contribution
That entry made on a beneficiary’s record for the entire week for which Sickness Benefit,
Injury Benefit, Maternity Allowance or Invalidity Pension is paid.

Contribution Year
The period of 52 or 53 weeks beginning with the first Monday in any calendar year and ending on the Sunday immediately before the first Monday of the succeeding calendar year.

Contribution Week
A week beginning on a Monday.

Grant
Maternity, funeral, age or survivor’s benefit paid by a single payment.

Invalid
A person incapable of work as a result of specific disease or of bodily or mental
disablement, being such a disease or disablement as is likely to remain permanent.

Insurable Earnings
The earnings, or portion of earnings, subjected to contributions:

  • 1978-1983 $24,000.00 Per Annum
  • 1984-1992 $48,000.00 Per Annum
  • 1993-1995 $62,400.00 Per Annum
  • 1996-1997 $70,200.00 Per Annum
  • from 1998 $ 6,500.00 (Monthly)

Maximum Amount
The calculated amount of Survivors Benefits to be shared among the survivors of the
deceased Insured person.

Pension
Invalidity, age, survivor’s benefit; or Assistance paid by periodical payments.

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      Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts

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