Are you Eligible for The 65+ Health Plan?
Are you eligible for the 65+ Health Plan?
If you are 65 or over, you may be eligible for the Jersey 65+ Health Plan which helps with looking after teeth, feet and eyes. It is funded by the Social Security Department and is administered by Westfield Health.
You can join the Plan if you are 65 or over; if you do not pay Income Tax because your income is below the relevant tax limits; if you are resident and have lived in Jersey at some point for a period of five years; and if you have assets below a set limit. Your home is not included in any consideration of assets. There is no membership fee.
Members of the Plan can claim back expenses up to set limits for visits to the dentist, optician and chiropodist as well as for dental treatment and glasses or lenses.
The Minister for Social Security will have an increased budget for the Plan in 2016 and the Department is investigating how the Plan should be improved. Options up for consideration include increasing the number of people covered; extending the type of health care services covered; and raising the maximum value of each claim. The claims process is also being examined. The revised scheme will be debated by the States in the first half of 2016.
If you would like to learn more about the Plan and how to apply, please visit the following website or contact the Department on
link: benefits pensions retirement 65healthplan