SS only pays benefits after 7 work days missed. They do not help with medical bills, that is what NHI is supposed to do.
If my employees come in with a doctor's note and I as the employer fill it in confirming time missed from work, I have had employees claim for less than a week. However this is from memories of quite a few years ago, but I don't think its changed.
I read that NHI is signing up people but I thought it was to go into effect in the cayes starting september 1st.
Social security contributions amount to 8% of an employees salary - one would expect that this forced insurance plan would actually work when required.