November Applications, Employer Validations and Employees' Return to Work
The Social Security Board is pleased to inform the general public that the Office is now accepting and processing UAB applications for the month of November.
Employers are reminded that they are required to resubmit the employment validations in respect of each monthly claim for their employees in a timely manner. Failure to do so will delay the processing of applications and payment for employees eligible for the UAB. Employers, please remember that the UAB law requires that you submit validations within 1 week, and no later than 2 weeks of being, or continuing to be, unemployed or underemployed.
Persons who have returned to work for the months of November and December and earning EC$1,000 or more, or their normal wage if under $1,000 are not eligible for the benefit. Persons who have not returned to their normal jobs, but have found other outlets to earn income, e.g. small restaurants, food sales, DJs, etc., are also not eligible. The Office is, therefore, appealing to these persons not to apply for the benefit for November and December.
Applicants are reminded that applications are processed and paid in batches to your Bank and Credit Union Account in the currency specified. If you are eligible for payment and it is not processed in a particular batch for the week, then it will be processed in one of the subsequent batches. Additionally, applicants can also check the status of their applications via the 'Check Application Status' tab at www.uassistance.ai using their Social Security Number and the Application Number provided on successful submission of their application. Continue to observe the COVID-19 safety protocols of washing your hands often, sanitizing, maintaining your social distance, and staying at home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
As the SSB continues to be of service to its valued customers and stakeholders, the Management and Staff thank you for your attention, patience and kind cooperation.