Social Security in CARICOM

The CARICOM Agreement on Social Security was signed in Georgetown, Guyana on 1 March 1996 and came into effect on 1 April 1997. From this date persons can thus apply for benefits under the Agreement.

The Agreement isintended to protect CARICOM Nationals’entitlement to benefits and provide equality of treatment when moving from one country to another.

The Agreement is seen as key in facilitating the free movement of labour within the CARICOM Single Market, but it appliesto all persons who are moving to work or have worked in two or more countries that have implemented the Agreement.