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Claiming Benefit: Information you’ll need for Income Support

November 4, 2015 Home life, Money Matters No Comments

Claiming benefit: personal information you’ll need for Income Support

If you’re living in Jersey on a low income you may be eligible for financial help from the Social Security Department.  For most people this is through the Income Support benefit, which provides means-tested assistance towards the costs of living, housing, medical needs and childcare.  Extra money is available to help people with long-term illnesses or disabilities, and special payments are also available to help towards a range of one-off costs.

To apply for Income Support, one adult in the household must have been continuously resident in Jersey for five years before the date of the application, or for ten years in the past.  People of working age must either be working, looking for work or have a good reason they cannot work.

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