A self-employed contributor is someone who is not in the employment of a registered employer, but is otherwise gainfully employed.
All self-employed persons are required by law to be registered with the NIS and to pay contributions. Contributions make up 9% of the total gross earnings of a self-employed person. Self-employed persons over the age of 60 are required to pay 1% of gross earnings towards employment injury. The maximum insurable earnings on which earnings are payable is $4,250.00 per month.
Any self-employed person can be registered. This includes temporary and part-time workers and students with summer or part-time jobs)
Self-employed persons must satisfy the following requirements
To register as a self-employed person, visit any of the NIS offices with the following documents
A Self-employed person can qualify for all NIS benefits.