The Cabinet of the Government of the Virgin Islands has approved the re-appointment of two members and the appointment of one member to serve on the Social Security Board Appeals Tribunal.
In accordance with the Social Security Board (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 1997, the Social Security Appeals Tribunal ensures that appeals against any decision made by the Social Security Board, are not judged or evaluated by the same Board. The Regulations provide that the Appeals Tribunal shall consist of three persons.
The Tribunal is headed by Chairman, Mrs. Barbara O’Neal-Rhoden; Ms. Leslie Ann Faulkner, Member representing employees; and Ms. Lorna Christopher, Member representing employers.
In accordance with the Social Security Board (Amendment) Act, 2014, the Tribunal will also consider complaints and grievances relative to National Health Insurance (NHI) which was launched in January, 2016.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitated human development and improves the quality of life in the Virgin Islands.