Every self-employed person between the ages of 16 and 62 years is regarded as an insured person by Social Security. As an insured person, the self-employed person must be registered and will be allocated a Social Security Number. This is a unique number under the Social Security Fund, which will be the main means of differentiating its owner from everyone else.
Registration involves completing an application form providing all of the relevant particulars that would serve to identify the particular person.
Each applicant is required to give adequate and accurate information at all times to Social Security. This would ensure that whenever there is an opportunity for claiming any benefit, there would be no doubt about the identity of the person in respect of whose insurability, the benefit is being claimed. In this way every person would receive his/her due benefits under the law.
Following are some guidelines in relation to registration:
It is a legal requirement that every employed person and every self employed person within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis shall be registered with the Social Security Board. Employers are given definite instructions concerning the registration of their employees. Self-employed persons are also given definite instructions concerning their own registration.
Applying for a Social Security Card is EASY and it’s FREE!
You must apply in person in order to obtain a Social Security number and our Social Security Registration Card.
If you need an original card (i.e. You were never assigned a Social Security number before), you must show proof (or evidence) of identity.