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Department of Social Security

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Department of Social Security

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Introduction

Ministerial responsibility for the Department of Social Security is held by the Hon. Gilbert Licudi QC.

The department’s main objective is to administer the various acts which are connected to the payment of benefits, the main ones being: -

Social Security (Employment Injuries Insurance) Act (1952) -

Social Security (Insurance) Act (1955) -

Social Security (Non-Contributory Benefits and Unemployment Insurance) Act (1955) -

Social Security (Closed Long-Term Benefits and Scheme) Act (1996) -

Social Security (Open Long-Term Benefits Scheme) Act (1997)

Contributions

From 1st April 2007, weekly rates of contributions payable are earnings related, subject to a pre-determined maximum rate. This means that the employee’s and the employer’s share of contributions is based on a percentage of earnings. Further information may be obtained from the Income Tax Office: incometax@gibraltar.gov.gi

Benefits

Industrial accidents and diseases



The three main types of benefit paid under the Social Security (Employment Injuries Insurance) Act are:

  1. Injury Benefit
  2. Disablement Benefit
  3. Industrial Death Benefit
 

Contact details

Department section Tel. No. Fax. No. E-mail address
 Old Age Pension
 Survivor's Benefit
 Guardian's Allowance
 Death Grant
+350 20079904 +350 20042894 dsspensions@gibraltar.gov.gi
 Overseas Pensions +350 20050039 +350 20042894 dsspensions@gibraltar.gov.gi
 Unemployment Benefit
 Injury Benefit
 Disablement Benefit
 Industrial Death Benefit
 Child Welfare Grant
 Maternity Benefits
+350 20072721 +350 20042894 dssbenefits@gibraltar.gov.gi
 Social Assistance
 Disability Allowance
 Minimum Income Guarantee
+350 20078852 +350 20042894 dssbenefits@gibraltar.gov.gi
 Accounts
 Registry
 Administration
+350 20051149 +350 20074941 dss@gibraltar.gov.gi

 

Counter Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm (Monday to Friday)

 For further information please contact us on:

 Tel: +350 20048478 

Fax: +350 20074941

 Email: dss@gibraltar.gov.gi
   or by post to:

 Department of Social Security,
 14 Governor’s Parade, Gibraltar

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