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Name: National Insurance and Social Security Act (L.R.O. 2007)
Country: Barbados
Subject(s): Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1966-07-04
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 43 p.
ISN: BRB-1966-L-52132
Bibliography: Printed separately, 43 p.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line National Insurance Scheme, Barbados PDF of Act as amended to Act 2006-7 PDF of Act as amended to Act 2006-7 (consulted on 2017-10-30)
Abstract/Citation: Establishes a system of national insurance and social security for Barbados providing payments in the form of sickness benefit, invalidity benefit, funeral grant, pension and survivors benefit. Creates a system of employment accident benefits to replace the Workmen's Compensation Act. Part One establishes a National Insurance Board. It sets the constitution of the Board and rules of procedure for Board meetings. Part Two makes provisions on insured persons and contributions. Makes regulations regarding the insurance of, inter alia, self-employed persons, persons under contract, and persons employed abroad. It also includes provisions on sources of funds, payment, voluntary contributions and the collection of contributions. Part Two(A) makes regulations on health service contributions. Part Three describes the benefits made under the Act. It establishes that rates of benefits will be made under further regulations. It also establishes that benefits are inalienable. Part Four extends insurance to diseases. Part Five deals with administration, finance and legal proceedings. It establishes a National Insurance Fund. It states that further regulations will be made for the determination of claims and questions, the administration of benefits, interim payments, arrears and repayments. It also makes provisions on inspectors, offences, penalties, and prosecutions. Part Six establishes miscellaneous and general regulations. It applies the Act to Crown servants, persons abroad and persons working in ships and aircraft. It also ensures the application of the Act in the case of accidents during the course of illegal employment.
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