In this newspaper there is an article on a rejected claim from Social Security. This happened since NO contributions was made by the Belmopan City Council. CEO Colin Young says that in this case SSB will need to review if the worker was duly employed during the time in question.
When asked if the City Council was paying, he replied that if there would be some payments it would be recorded but that most likely the council is behind in payments. The City Council was then in the process of being assessed by an SSB inspector. Any owed payments will be demanded and have interest accrued.
The worker will not lose but the employer in this case, Mayor Belisle’s City Council will need to pay. This is done in order to minimize the inconvenience to the insured person.
We understand that the amount owed by the Belmopan City Council is in the thousands.
Administration, UDP style.
BMP City Council refused SSB Claim
Friday, June 7, 2019
A Belmopan City council employee for the past four years is crying major foul. She/he is need of the usual Social Security compensation due to sickness. Lo and behold, instead of a cheque to be disbursed she/he is told that there is no benefit that she/he can received due to payments of ZERO contributions. Did the Mayor Belisle administration really not pay any SSB contributions? If there was neglect in this instance, it will cost somebody at city hall. The people of Belmopan will definitely want NO part in paying this bill. The SSB doesn’t make mistakes with the people’s money, right? So somebody has a dire explanation to give to the worker and the Social Security Board. Belize waits.