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Ex-gratia benefits to retired Caymanian Seafarers or their surviving spouse

The Cayman Islands Government provides an ex-gratia benefit to eligible retired Caymanian Seafarers or their surviving spouses, in recognition of their contribution to these Islands. The guide attached in the links below is the criteria for eligibility for this benefit. Please read carefully and ensure that all necessary documentation is returned along with the attached completed application form.

If you are unable to answer any of the questions please give as much information as you can. If you have questions or would like assistance completing the form, please contact the Needs Assessment Unit (244-7229 |, or the Cayman Islands Seafarer’s Association (947-7378 |

When you have completed the form, you may submit it to the Cayman Islands Seafarer’s Association, or directly to the Needs Assessment Unit by email at

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