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The obligations of eligible persons are:

  • Register yourself and your dependents with Social Security by providing legal, original and valid documents as proof of identity and immigration status.
  • Reapply for a Social Security card if it is lost, stolen, destroyed, defaced or whenever required by Social Security and provide updated personal information as required.
  • Report and present legal, original and valid documents relating to any change in name or immigration status.
  • Keep in safe custody the Social Security cards for yourself and your dependent children under age 18. All Social Security cards shall remain the property of the Social Security Board.
  • Do not tamper with any Social Security card or replicate the card that it resembles an original card. The original card must contain un-amended full name, registration number, and such other particulars as stipulated by the Board.
  • Carry your social security card at all times and produce the card to your prospective employer when applying for a job.
  • Make available the Social Security card to any authorized Social Security Officer, Health Care Provider or any other official authorized by Social Security upon request.
  • Report immediately to the nearest Social Security Office when your Social Security card, or that of any dependent, is destroyed, defaced/damaged or expired. The defaced/damaged card must be returned to the Social Security office.
  • Report immediately to the nearest Social Security office when your valid card, or that of any dependent, is lost or stolen.
  • Do not keep in their possession a social security card relating to another person, except that of your dependent children under age 18 and other dependent persons in your custody who are unable to act on their own behalf.
  • Return to the nearest Social Security Office any lost or stolen cards found.
  • Report to the nearest Social Security office anyone found using a Social Security number and/or Social Security card belonging to someone else.
  • Return to the nearest Social Security office, the Social Security card of any deceased person in your family.

Every eligible person in Belize shall register with the Social Security Board and receive a Social Security card.