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Don’t wait until 3 or 4 years to check on SS & NHI payments- TV show host

Host of the Speak Your Mind television show, Mr Richard C. de Castro has urged employees not to wait until years to check whether their employers have been making payments to Social Security or National Health Insurance. Photo: vinhi.vg
From left: John Lewis, Devin S. George and Richard C. de Castro on the Speak Your Mind show on May 14, 2016. Photo: Youtube
From left: John Lewis, Devin S. George and Richard C. de Castro on the Speak Your Mind show on May 14, 2016. Photo: Youtube
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Speak Your Mind television show, Mr Richard C. deCastro has urged employees not to wait until years to check whether their employers have been making payments to Social Security or National Health Insurance.

The television show host made the call after someone ‘text’ into his show on May 14, 2016 wanting to know what to do if someone finds out that their boss was deducting monies for NHI but was not making the contributions.

The person also wanted to know how the government deals with such a case.

“I am not sure how they deal with it but I think they should be enforcing the regulations that are part of the Social Security Act and the NHI Act that deal specifically with that issue,” Mr deCastro responded, adding that he heard Social Security has its own legal counsel so they could pursue whatever it needs to pursue.

According to guest on the show Mr John Lewis, employees need to ensure that they go to these agencies on a regular basis and ascertain whether the money is being paid or not… “And if those contributions are not paid up then they will on your behalf make sure that it happens.”

Mr deCastro then urged persons to “Don’t wait until three or four years down the road,” to check on their contributions, “or don’t wait until you have a situation at a clinic or at the hospital.”

Decastro said persons can use their pay slips as evidence that the contributions should have been made by the employer, while Mr Lewis suggested that there may be other ways to prove that the employers should have been making the contributions on behalf of their employees.

He added that it was important to check on these payments since Social Security and National Health Insurance take out 12 to 15 percent of a person’s wages.

Meanwhile, the caller claimed that he worked with someone who would provide a “piece of paper” as proof that he was making payments but when he (caller) was ready for the receipts all the writings on the papers had disappeared.

3 Responses to “Don’t wait until 3 or 4 years to check on SS & NHI payments- TV show host”

  • Shara Parlin (20/05/2016, 17:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok then
  • Personal NHI appeal (22/05/2016, 20:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I personally want to appeal to the public those of you here in the territory who have not yet signed up with NHI please take an hour or two to do so it will benefit you and your family. Only time will tell when you may need it. Do it now don't delay
  • Diaspora (23/05/2016, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tum up


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