Downloading NIS claims forms is optional

Dear Editor,

National Insurance Scheme has noted with great concern the letter published in the Stabroek News dated Thursday March 09, 2012 under the caption `Pensioners now have to download NIS sickness benefit form from internet’.

Please note that the scheme has the responsibility of providing forms for claimants and this has not changed.

These forms are also available online. However, no official decision was made making it compulsory for these forms to be downloaded from the internet. It is merely one of the options available to a contributor and hence is based on one’s choice to do so.

Yours faithfully,
Dianne Lewis Baxter,
Publicity and Public Relations Officer
National Insurance Scheme

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