Current Regulations provide that every employee in Dominica must contribute an amount of 4.50% of his gross income to the DSS. In addition to the amount deducted from the Employee, the employer is also required to remit an amount of 7% (in respect of Employees With Redundancy) or 6.75% (in respect of Employees Without Redundancy). That amount represents the Employer's contribution on behalf of his employee. The employer is responsible for remitting the total amount (11.50% or 11.25% of the employee's gross wage) to the DSS on, or by the 14th day of the following month.
It is the employee's responsibility to periodically check the DSS office to ensure that such contributions are paid, and to report all incidence of non-payment of contributions to the DSS. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.