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Social Security & Benefits

Welcome to the Social Security & Benefits section.

Contributions Credits and people who need not pay Contributions

Contribution Credits When made unemployed through redundancy from full time employment, applications for Social Security Contribution Credits must be made to the Work Zone at Customer and Local Services within four weeks. The unemployed person must then register each week. The credits will be made for up to twenty six weeks, provided that proof that […]

Employment – Restrictive covenants

Restrictive covenants Some employees have a term in their contract of employment that restricts the type or place of employment they may go to when leaving a job. This is called a restrictive covenant. Restrictive covenants are common in jobs that depend on building good customer relations such as in sales. An employer may want […]

Health Cards

What is a health card? Once you have lived in Jersey for 6 months or more and you have paid any Social Security contributions that are due, you will be entitled to a health card which allows you to visit a doctor at a subsidised rate and to get subsidised free prescriptions. The period of […]

Incapacity Benefits

Incapacity Benefit Incapacity benefit consists of three separate benefits: Short Term Incapacity Long Term Incapacity Incapacity Pension These benefits may be payable when a person is incapable of working full time due to illness or injury. Medical evidence is required to support each claim and certain contribution conditions must be satisfied for benefit to be […]

Income Support

What is income support? Income Support is an income-related benefit that provides financial support towards the cost of housing, living, medical needs and childcare. Carers also receive support. A Guide to Income Support can be viewed here. Income Support is available to individuals and families that satisfy conditions. Every adult in the household must have […]

Insolvency Benefit

What is Insolvency Benefit? Insolvency Benefit was introduced on 1st December 2012. Its purpose is to provide employees with financial help if their employment ends because their employer has become insolvent. The employer must have become insolvent after 1st December 2012 for the rules to apply. Full details are available on ‘Government‘ website. The way […]

Long Term Care Benefit

What is Long Term Care Benefit? A Long-Term Care fund (LTC) was set up in July 2014 to provide benefit payments for adults who have long-term high-level care needs. The scheme was funded at first by the Government but since 1st January 2015, in addition to annual Government funding, money is raised to pay for […]

Reciprocal Social Security Agreements

Reciprocal Social Security Agreements Reciprocal Social Security Agreements aim to reduce the gaps in benefit provision for people moving between countries.  They allow for benefits earned by and granted to a person in one country to be paid out to the person in another reciprocating country that the person has moved to. eg. John has […]

Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements

Reciprocal Health Care Agreements A Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement is designed to provide emergency health care to visitors who travel between reciprocating countries.  What care is provided, the extent to which it is free, and the conditions that apply vary.  Travellers are therefore strongly advised to always take out insurance anywhere they go, including when they […]

Social Security – Employer’s responsibilities and rights

Employer’s responsibilities and rights Employers are allowed by law to take a maximum amount of 6% from any of their employee’s wages to cover their employee’s social security contribution. However, the deduction of further amounts by an employer, for example, to reimburse the employer for the employer’s contribution that they must make for their employee […]

Social Security contribution credits and small income exception

Contribution Credits When made unemployed through redundancy from full-time employment, application for Social Security Contribution Credits must be made to the Work Zone at Customer and Local Services within four weeks. The unemployed person must then register each week. The credits will then be made for up to twenty-six weeks, provided that proof that they […]

Work Permits

Who needs a work permit? Anyone wishing to work in Jersey who does not already have immigration permission, such as being a British national or having EU Settlement Status, will need a work permit.  Your prospective employer must apply for a permit on your behalf. Visa requirements Depending on your circumstances, you may also need […]
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