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Non-Contributory Assistance Pension (1998-)

 

 

Date: 1998-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: Non-contributory assistance pension is provided to senior or disabled citizens without stable income or other support who are not entitled to contributory pensions from Social Security Board of St. Kitts and Nevis. The pension is only given to ordinary residents of the nation and long absence from the country may lead to disqualification for the programme.
   

Characteristics

Target population: 1) Persons over age 62 without entitlement to contributory pension
2) Persons with disability from age 16 to 62
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Categorical : Requirements for age and ordinary residency
2) Means test
Instrument of selection:
Registry of recipients:
Exit strategies or criteria:
Comments: By definition of law, persons entitled to this assistance component should be in need and do not have secure source of income or any other means of support.
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Part IV of the Social Security (Benefits) regulations, 1978
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Nevis Affairs, Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Executing organization(s): Social Security Board
Source of funding: Social Security Fund
   

1) Non-contributory age assistance

Recipient(s): Persons over 62 years old
Mode of transfer: Monetary
Mode of delivery:
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Maximum per household:
Conditionalities: --
Sanctions: --
Comments: Until 2004, the assistance pension was paid XCD$ 100 twice a month, therefore XCD$ 200 in total monthly.
Amount : XCD $250 (2020)

 

2) Non-contributory invalidity assistance

Recipient(s): Persons with diability from 16 to 62 years old
Mode of transfer: Monetary
Mode of delivery:
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Maximum per household:
Conditionalities: --
Sanctions: --
Comments: The recipients of the invalidity assistance receive the same amount as those of the age assistance.
Amount : XCD $250 (2020)

 

 

 

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