How much are Class 2 contributions?
The amount of Class 2 contributions you pay is worked out from your income two years previously.
Who must pay Class 2 contributions
You're liable to pay Class 2 contributions if you:
- have been living in Jersey for over six months
- over 18 but below pension age
- are not employed or paying full Class 1 contributions
This includes if you’re:
- earning below £968 per month
- working less than eight hours per week
- bringing up a family
Paying contributions if you’re unemployed or non-employed
If you’re unemployed or non-employed, you must pay your contributions through Class 2 contributions or be covered by contributions credits.
About contributions credits
Paying Start up rate Class 2 contributions if you've recently become self-employed
If you are recently self-employed, you have the option to pay a start up rate.
For 2020, the rate is £189.92 per month.
Paying the start up rate of Class 2 contributions if you’re setting up a business
Paying Class 2 contributions
We'll send you a Class 2 contributions bill every three months, unless you pay by direct debit.
If you don’t receive a bill, contact us straight away.
How to pay Class 2 contributions
Pay your contributions or instalments
You can also pay by:
- direct debit monthly in arrears (we’ll send you a direct debit form to complete)
- debit card (by phone or in person)
- BACS payment directly into our bank account (sort code 40-25-34, account number 12155001). We'll also need your Social Security number and period
- cash or a cheque made payable to Social Security
If you pay your contributions by direct debit, your rate will be calculated from your tax details. We'll let you know if your rate has been amended.
When to pay your contributions
Find out when the statements will go out and when you need to pay by.
January, February, March
Fifth working day of April
April, May, June
Fifth working day of July
July, August, September
Fifth working day of October
October, November, December
Fifth working day of January
If you haven't received a Class 2 statement (bill)
Contact us if you haven’t received a Class 2 contributions statement. This doesn’t excuse you from paying and isn’t a valid reason for late payment.
If you’re on a small income
If you have a small income, you can apply for a Small Income Exception.
Paying contributions if you have a small income