The National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) pays benefits to persons who register and pay contributions to the National Insurance System.
Over the years significant changes have been made to the National Insurance System. These changes provided:
Employed persons who earn $200.00 or more per week must be registered and are required to contribute to the National Insurance System. These contributions allow insured persons to qualify for a range of benefits.
Employed persons earning less than $200.00 per week and who are contributors as at March 3, 2014 and continued in insurable employment on March 4, 2014 will continue to participate in the National Insurance System. Today, we stand proud, adding value to our customers' lives by offering 23 benefits in 7 categories. These benefits are designed to alleviate the economic burdens.
NIS Benefits categories breakdown:
Please view the Benefit Claims Guidelines & Checklist page when completing your claim.
Life Certificate (Applicable to non-residents only)
Life Certificate (NI.65) to be completed by Non-Residents of Trinidad and Tobago receiving:
The Life Certificate (NI.65) must be submitted every six (6) months.
The purpose of the Life Certificate is to establish that the beneficiary is alive on the date of declaration.
In order to ensure that there is no disruption in your payments, forms must be completed and submitted by June and December of every year.
To complete the process, you must:
Email copies of your notarized life certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject of the email must include your full name. (e.g., “Life Certificate - John Doe”).
Visit any of the 14 Service Centre Locations with a valid form of identification.
NB. In cases where Life Certificates were submitted via email (email@example.com), the original document must be forwarded to a Service Centre.
Non submission of Life Certificates at the required time will result in the temporary suspension of your benefit. Once submitted, you will suffer no loss as your benefit will be reinstated and paid retroactively.
Signing of Life Certificates
Kindly note that you are required to submit a Bank/Credit Union account number as stated on the form.
Please contact our Customer Care Centre for further information.