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Dec 2013 Edtn 63 JCC Newsletter

January 15, 2016 Newsletters No Comments

The Citizens Advice Bureau Response to the States of Jersey Proposed Long-Term Care Scheme

Jersey faces a substantial increase in both the number and proportion of older residents over the next 30 years. Our ageing population means thatmore people will need long-term care and the cost for this care is set to double by 2044.

The States’ proposed Long-Term Care Scheme will provide financial support to Jersey residents who are likely to need long-term care for the rest of their life, either in their own home or in a care home. The Scheme aims to remove much of the financial worry that people have about the cost of long-term care. The new arrangements intend to put an end to the uncertainty and concern that homeowners and their families experience when facing unknown and potentially significant costs.

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SCAM Letters …are Attempted Fraud

November 16, 2015 Scams No Comments
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SCAM Letters …are attempted fraud

Do these look familiar to you or is someone you know receiving similar letters?

Here are some simple steps to follow to minimise the impact of these unwanted and nasty letters
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Planning Retirement

November 13, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments

When do you expect to retire?

The further in advance you start planning for it, the more you improve your chances of achieving the retirement you want. However, even if your retirement is close and you’ve done little to prepare, any action you can take now is generally better than none.
Have you decided on your retirement age?

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Are you Eligible for The 65+ Health Plan?

November 10, 2015 Insurances No Comments
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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.

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Primary Health Care – Survey Report 2013

November 4, 2015 Consumer Council Reports, Reports & Publications No Comments
Primary Care

Primary Health Care Report

6 ‘Target’ themes emerged from the survey

1. Transparency

Consumers lack clarity over costs incurred at general practitioners (GPs), dentists and other
providers.

2. Accessibility

Consumers report avoiding care from GPs and dentists due to costs and identify using A&E as
an alternative. Ability to pay for primary healthcare does not reflect willingness to pay; selfreported
attendances to A&E for ‘non-urgent’ problems were as common in high income as
low income groups.

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Scambusting Help

October 23, 2015 Scams No Comments

SCAMBUSTING HELP

NO SHAME

Worried that you’ve been scammed or even tempted to share your information?

DO NOT be ashamed or embarrassed. Scammers are so clever now a days that everyone is at risk. Report the scam or ‘possible’ scam to help try to stop the scammers.

MANY DISGUISES

There are hundreds of scams – fake lotteries and prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams, clairvoyants and psychics, on-line dating, career opportunities, work from home schemes and the list goes on….

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