Employers must register workers with Dominica social security for both short and long-term benefits. Employers should additionally take 4% from each employee's salary and use the proceeds to pay the Social Security Administration. These donations are due by the 14th of each month, or the first working day following that date, whichever is later. Late payments and refusal to contribute may result in penalties, including a 10% penalty. Other payments are determined by whether or not an employee is laid off.
The social security office offers benefits to covered workers such as job-related injuries and payment for medical costs. To be eligible for these rewards, employees must fulfill certain criteria. In the case of illness, maternity, workplace accident, disablement, medical costs, or death, they may be eligible for short-term benefits.
Long-term benefits include pensions and grants for the elderly, invalidity benefits and grants, survivor benefits and grants, and funeral grants. With the exception of funeral awards, social security may provide long-term benefits in the form of installments or a lump amount.