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Are you eligible for the Pension Plus Scheme?

November 10, 2015 Health Matters, Insurances No Comments

Are you eligible for the Pension Plus Scheme?

If you are 65 or over, you may be eligible for the Pension Plus scheme which helps with the costs of looking after teeth, feet and eyes. It is funded and administered by the Social Security Department and replaces the 65+ Health Plan. You can join the scheme 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, and there is no membership fee.

Members of the scheme have their appointments paid for directly, up to set the limits, at the time of the dentist, optician or chiropodist visit. They do not have to claim any money back. Included in the benefit are allowances for dental treatment and towards the cost of glasses or lenses.

For more information and to apply, contact:


Primary Healthcare Matters 2014

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

Healthcare Healthcare Matters


determined to make a real & valued difference. Advocate Rose Colley, Consumer Council Chairman says ‘it is imperative that the patient is the focal point of our health change process and the ensuing results. The Council recognises the need to ensure that budget is not over looked but a health service suitable for island life is delivered’

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Dentist Report 2014

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

Dental Charges in Jersey

In 2012 the Consumer Council highlighted that Islanders are avoiding visiting a dentist based on cost.
Our 2012 Primary Health survey indicated that 27% of respondents felt Dental charges were so expensive it’s stopped them from visiting a dentist.

Which, February 2015 revealed that people who delay and cancel dental treatments because of cost can result in losing teeth, undiagnosed oral cancer and have serious health implications.

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