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Pensioners and Income Support (FOI)

Pensioners and Income Support (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you tell me the number of non tax paying pensioners who do not receive Income Support? 

These would be pensioners who are entitled to cold weather payments and help with GST but who are not entitled to receive a Christmas Bonus nor the vouchers from Sir David.


The Government of Jersey does not hold information about who is a taxpayer, or not, in relation to Income Support benefits. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 therefore applies. 

The total number of claims for the Community Cost Bonus for 2020 was 1093. These claimants do not pay income tax and do not receive Income Support.

For further information, open-source data is published regarding both Income Support and Pension claims at the following links:

Income Support Statistics (

Old Age Pension Statistics (

Article applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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