Social Security Registration
Why it's important to Register your Company & Employees with the DSS
In Dominica, the Social Security program is designed to partially replace or supplement income lost by Insured Persons during periods of sickness, maternity, employment injury, and old age. When an Insured Person dies, provision is also made to pay a pension to the eligible spouse and children. In the absence of an eligible spouse and children, surviving parents or grandparents over the age of 60 stand to qualify for such benefit. www.dss.dm
The Social Security Act provides that every employee between the ages of 16 and 65 who commences employment in Dominica, must be registered with the Dominica Social Security within 4 days of the commencement of employment.
All employers are required to register with the Dominica Social Security within seven days of hiring an employee.
The employer pays 7% of the wage to maximum of EC$420.00 (US$ 154.59) per month and the employee pays 5.5% of wage to maximum of EC$270.00 (US$100.00) per month.
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