Social Security COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Further to the announcement of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, the public is hereby advised that the Social Security COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund has been established. In partnership with the Labour Department, Social Security will facilitate the payment of up to EC$ 1,000.00 monthly for three months in the first instance.
The first payment will be made as soon as possible.
The grant will be paid to all working persons whose income has been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These include;
- Full time and part-time employees who have been laid off
- Employed but with reduced hours
- Made redundant as a result of the pandemic
- Registered Self-employed persons whose income is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking into account the extraordinary nationwide protective measures enforced by the Statutory Rules and Orders No. 9 of 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.2) Regulations, 2020, the Labour Department and Social Security are diligently working together to make the payments seamlessly.
We therefore urge you to remain calm and do not panic as we work in your best interest. Additional updates would be provided as the situation unfolds.
For enquiries, please call the Labour Department at 869 662 2075 or Social Security at 869 667 2535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.