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Community Costs Bonus Enhanced To Help With The Cost Of Living

Sep 22, 2022

As part of the government’s commitment to provide Islanders with support with the cost of living and as part of the 100-day actions, the Community Costs Bonus will increase from an annual payment of £258.25 to £516.50. Eligibility for this bonus has also been extended to include households who paid less than £2,735 tax in 2021. 

This payment could help up to 14,000 Islanders, who would directly benefit from this annual scheme. 

Islanders can apply for this payment for their household if:

  • One adult has lived in Jersey for at least 5 years 
  • The combined household tax bill was less than £2,735 in 2021
  • The household is not receiving Income Support 

It is easy for Islanders to apply and it will only take a few minutes to complete their application, by visiting Islanders can also apply over the telephone or by booking an appointment to see a member of the team at Customer and Local Services on 444444. 

The Minister for Social Security, Deputy Elaine Millar, said: “My aim is to make sure we are continuing to support lower income Islanders and giving them the additional help they need with the rising costs of living. We will be actively targeting and encouraging a greater take up of this benefit with a communications campaign beginning today and continuing over the next few months, to make sure that Islanders who can benefit from this payment are aware and applying.” 

Government Of Jersey News Release

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