Kingstown, St. Vincent – September 9, 2019Over 400 persons without NIS numbers have had contributions paid on their behalf. This is as a result of submissions made to the NIS for employees without providing full details relating to their names, NIS number and date of birth.
When this happens, a suspense number is generated and the contribution is saved pending a reconciliation to determine the right individual it should be assigned to. If this does not happen, then it means that an employee could be losing out on their full benefits under the NIS program. The NIS said it has made several appeals to employers, especially in the informal sectors such as construction, to ensure the correct information for all employees are provided.
NIS is therefore urging persons to provide the correct NIS number and all personal details to their employer. In addition, the NIS encourages all employees to come into its office to check their contribution records.