Community Costs Bonus 2021
The 2021 Community Costs Bonus and Cold Weather Bonus can be claimed online from Thursday 1 October 2021.
The Community Costs Bonus is an annual payment to help households that are just above the Income Support level with the cost of GST on food.
In 2021, the payment is £258.25
Only one Community Costs Bonus may be claimed per household and applications are accepted from October each year.
Apply for Community Cost and Cold Weather Bonus
If you need any help with your application call +44 (0) 1534 444444.
Definition of a household
A household is defined in the same way as it is for Income Support purposes. A household can be any of the following:
Who can claim Community Cost Bonus
A household can claim if all of the following apply:
Cold Weather Bonus
The Cold Weather Bonus is designed to help pensioner households with the cost of heating during the winter months.
Only 1 Cold Weather Bonus can be claimed per household.
The Cold Weather Bonus is paid in 2 instalments: once in January for the months of October to December, and then again in May for the months of January to April.
The value of the bonus depends on the temperature in the previous period. The tables below are updated a few days after the end of each month to show the amount for the cold weather period:
|October 2021||To be confirmed|
|November 2021||To be confirmed|
|December 2021||To be confirmed|
|January 2022||To be confirmed|
|February 2022||To be confirmed|
|March 2022||To be confirmed|
|April 2022||To be confirmed|
Who can claim Cold Weather Bonus
To claim the Cold Weather Bonus, you must be eligible for the Community Costs Bonus. In addition there are 3 more requirements to receive the Cold Weather Bonus:
- on the first day of the cold weather month, your household must include an adult who is 65 or over and have reached pensionable age in Jersey and is either receiving a Jersey old age pension or has 10 years' continuous residency before making the application
- you or your spouse / partner must either own your home or be responsible for a lease (people paying for board or lodgings only won't qualify for the bonus)
- no adult in the household should have received a cold weather payment from Income Support for the cold weather month
If you meet these conditions for only some of the months covered by the bonus, you'll be able to claim a lower amount based on the months that you are eligible for.