NIB receives 676 unemployment benefit claims from displaced claimants post-Dorian

NIB receives 676 unemployment benefit claims from displaced claimants post-Dorian
National Insurance Board headquarters

NASSAU,BAHAMAS -The National Insurance Board (NIB) has reported that 676 unemployment benefit claims were submitted by displaced claimants from Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Those claims were submitted between the period September 2nd up to September 24th, according to NIB officials.

How much NIB will have to pay out in unemployment benefit claims in the wake of Hurricane Dorian is still to be determined.

The National Insurance Board (NIB) in a press release issued on Wednesday called on employers from Grand Bahama and the Abacos whose businesses resulted in staff layoffs and loss of wages to help expedite the processing of claims for the unemployment benefit for claimants impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The board stated it will accept a listing of unemployed staff in cases where the required Employers Lay-Off Certificate (Form B80) cannot be issued to each employee. Employers providing employee lists are to include: the full name of employee; the National Insurance number; employment start and end dates and date of birth (if available) for each employee.