ASSB OBSERVES 41ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
November 3rd is a significant date for the Anguilla Social Security Board (ASSB). It is the date when the Social Security Act was signed into law on 3rd November 1980, by the Honorable Father of the Nation - the late Mr. James Ronald Webster, making it a significant milestone for the institution. This year, the ASSB observes the 41st Anniversary of the passage of the Social Security Act.
The Social Security Act paved the way for the establishment of what can be considered the only social safety net on the island - the Social Security System. The ASSB began its operations of service to the people of Anguilla on January 2, 1982. Now, with gross assets in excess of EC$400 Million, the Social Security System can be described as a "solid foundation" in Anguilla and our region. The System is recognized as a meaningful provider of economic security for beneficiaries and their families, as well as being a major contributor to the social and economic development of our island nation.
In the coming new year, January 1, 2022, the ASSB will be celebrating yet another significant milestone - the 40th Anniversary of the operations of the Social Security System. As the Board's plans for the 40th Anniversary celebrations unfold, activities to mark this milestone will be released to the general public.