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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Apply for the Pension Plus scheme

​​​​​​About the Pension Plus scheme

Pension Plus is a government funded scheme to help lower-income pensioners who have reached pensionable age with the costs of:

  • dental
  • optical 
  • chiropody

The scheme is administered by Customer and Local Services.

Who is eligible for Pension Plus

You can apply for Pension Plus if:

  • you've reached pension age at the time of application
  • you either have an Jersey Old Age Pension or have Entitled residential status
  • you (and your partner) do not pay Jersey income tax
  • you (and your partner) have capital assets less than £64,000

We do not include the home you live in as part of your capital assets, but we do include:

  • other properties you own
  • savings and investments
  • pension bonds
  • other items of value such as jewellery and paintings

Changes to the state pension age

Residential statuses and what they mean

How to join Pension Plus

To apply for Pension Plus, fill out the form below.

Apply for Pension Plus

Optical, dental and chiropody costs and what you can claim for

On Pension Plus, you'll be entitled to the following financial support:


  • every 2 years, up to £55 towards an eye test
  • every 2 years, up to £165 towards new prescription glasses, lenses or contact lenses


  • every year, up to £55 towards dental check-up
  • every 4 years, up to £1,900 towards dental treatments or dentures​


  • every year, up to £165 towards the cost of chiropody treatment from a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered chiropodist

You cannot claim for missed or cancelled appointments.

What you can and cannot claim for on Pension Plus

 Service Who can provide services (they must be a member of Pension Plus) What is covered by Pension Plus What is not covered by Pension Plus


• dentist 
• dental hygienist for dental hygiene care, scale and polish, (other services provided by a dental hygienist are not covered by the scheme)

• denture repair laboratory (for repairs or dentures prescribed by a dentist) 

• check-ups and examinations
• dental hygiene care (scale and polish)
• filings, root canals, dental implants, bridges, 

crowns and extractions

• gum treatments (provided by a dentist)
• dentures (provided by a dentist) 
• denture repairs

• dental x-rays
• mouth guards
• sedation

• cosmetic dental treatments, eg teeth whitening, cosmetic braces, dental veneers and gold teeth

• new dentures bought from a denture repair laboratory (without a prescription from a Pension Plus dentist)

• toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss

• prescriptions and medication

• mouth cancer treatments
• missed or late appointment fees 

Chiropody or podiatry

• HCPC registered 
chiropodist or podiatrist 

• toenail problems, such as thickening, fungal or ingrown toenails

• corns, calluses and bunions

• medication
• missed or late appointment fees


• optometrist or optician 

• glasses, frames and spectacle lenses
• prescription sunglasses

• cosmetic optical items such as coloured contact lenses
• medication 
• eye surgery (including laser eye surgery)
• treatment for cataracts
• missed or late 
appointment fees


Depending on your circumstances, funding may be available for:

  • prescriptions and medication
  • mouth cancer treatments

This is through Health and Community Services or the Health Insurance fund. Call us on +44 (0) 1534 444444 to find out more, or ask your GP.

How to make a claim

You must have received a confirmation letter from us to let you know that you’ve been accepted onto the scheme before you make a claim.

You no longer have to pay for your treatment upfront. 

To use Pension Plus, follow these steps: 

  1. make an appointment with your optician, dentist or chiropodist
  2. tell your practitioner that you are a Pension Plus member or tell us who your practitioners are 
  3. check how much the services will cost
  4. ask your practitioner how much available benefit you have in Pension Plus and how much you will need to pay
  5. receive your treatment
  6. your practitioner will invoice us up to your level of available benefit
  7. pay for any costs not covered by your benefit

Further details are available in your confirmation letter. You cannot claim for missed or cancelled appointments.

You must tell us if your circumstances change and you are no longer eligible for the scheme.

Claiming for treatment you've had before joining the scheme

You can't make a claim for treatment you have had before your registration has been confirmed.

Health Access Scheme

If you qualify for Pension Plus, you will be covered by the Health Access Scheme. Under the scheme most appointments with a doctor or nurse in General Practice will be charged at fixed, low fees. 

Other help for low-income pensioners

Income Support is an income-related benefit that provides financial support towards the costs of:

  • housing
  • living
  • medical needs
  • childcare

Carers also receive support.

You might also qualify for the Community Costs Bonus and Cold Weather Bonus.

Community Costs Bonus and Cold Weather Bonus

Income Support

If you disagree with a decision about your Pension Plus benefits

If you're a member of Pension Plus and you disagree with our decision about the payment of your benefit, you may be able to appeal this decision.

If you think a Social Security decision is wrong


Tell us your preferred dentist, optician and chiropodist from this list before you book an appointment. We can only pay for services from members.


  • @smile: Pedro Alves, Louise Brownlow, Vitor Malta, Dimitrios Tsagkaris
  • Artis Jersey Dental Clinic: Rudolf Spacek
  • Aspire Dental: Andrea Howell; Kiran Kumar; Anthony Mirvis, J Chandrasekhar
  • Bracken, Barrett & Associates: Jane Bracken, Emma Barrett, Andrew Fish, Caroline Suyin Geddes
  • Broad Street Dental Care: Joanna Chaplin
  • Central Dental: Ciaran Milner
  • Colomberie Clinic and Dental Practice
  • Confidence Dental Care: Grahame Atkins, Craig Elias, Gary Plumb, Samantha Le Sueur, Matthew Rose, Joe McGill, Sian Wildy
  • Cosmetic Dental Group: Caroline Fielden, Jeremy Willets, Stefanos Thomaidis
  • Creative Smiles: Karim Hirani, Harri Jaakola, Karifala Tarawali, Kirsten Brown
  • Delicate Dental: Michael Bruggrabber
  • Dental Aesthetics (Dental Lab)
  • Dental Excellence: Manthan Patel and Peter Shenkin
  • Fernlea Dental: Danny Yearley, Louisa Kellett
  • Gensmile Dental Care
  • Gentle Smiles Dental Care: Zareen Patel
  • Hill Street Clinic: Gertrude Huss
  • Holts Dental Laboratory
  • Indigo Dental Practice: Christopher Martin, John Jacob, Anthony Mirvis, Grace Fish
  • Jersey Dental Care: James Godsell, Derik Mare, Peter Richardson, Peter Silver, Cliff Kushner, Louisa Kellet, James Hamilton
  • Jersey Dental Technology Centre
  • Jersey Smile Centre: Hugo Raimundo, Joanna Machado, Peter Syred, Kate Obryk
  • Leodis Dental Surgery: Nicola Langford, Matthew Power, Danny Yearly
  • Little Grove Dental: Anthony Mirvis
  • Mark Bennett’s Dental: Mark Bennett
  • Michael E Belligoi: Michael Belligoi
  • Mike Cassidy, Jersey Dentist: Mike Cassidy
  • Mobile Dental Care
  • New Era Dental Practice: Jacques Kuijpers, Justine Kuijpers-Meijerink
  • Nick O’Hare Dental: Nick O’Hare
  • Parade Dental Practice: Stuart Burgher
  • Silver Fern Dental
  • Spectrum Smiles: Sharad Patel
  • Stopford Hall Dental Surgery: Douglas Wishart
  • The Dental Room: Alan Ferguson, Nicola Langford, J Chandrasekhar
  • The Dental Spa: Joanna Kumpin, Dr Joanna Kumpin, Dr Ria Gor, Dr Ivo Raitchev
  • The Dental Studio: John Pollard, Sarah Pollard
  • The Lab
  • Victoria Dental
  • Windsor Crescent Dental Surgery: Bernard O’Reagain
  • Your Smile Jersey: Robert Howell, Peter Shenkin


  • Fernlea Surgery: Martin Huelin
  • Forbes Feet: Claire Forbes
  • Happy Feet: Lisa Wallser
  • Jersey Chiropody: Antony Ruban
  • Lido Chiropody Clinic: Kim Coates & Nikki Louca
  • Lister Surgery: Karen Conner
  • Louise Da Silva
  • Rosemary Brown
  • Somarah Munir
  • Tina Hairon


  • Alan Duchemin Opticians
  • Cornish Opticians
  • Baines & Band Optometrists
  • Boots Opticians
  • English and Mulley Opticians
  • Eye Site Opticians
  • Harry Foster Opticians
  • Howards Opticians
  • OneSpecs
  • Quérée Opticians
  • Specsavers: St. Brelade & St. Helier
  • Vision Express
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