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Paying Class 2 contributions (if you’re self-employed or don’t pay Class 1 contributions)

How much are Class 2 contributions?

The amount of Class 2 contributions you pay is worked out from your income two years previously.

Contribution l​evels

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:

  • self-employed

  • unemployed 

  • earning below £884 per month

  • working less than eight hours per week

  • studying

  • 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 deferred rate Class 2 contributions if you've recently become self-employed

If you are recently self-employed, you have the option to pay a reduced rate.

For 2018, the rate is £178.75 per month.

Paying deferred rate 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​

You can pay:

  • by direct debit monthly in arrears (we’ll send you a direct debit form to complete)
  • online via the link below
  • by debit card (by phone or in person)
  • by 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
  • by cash or cheque made payable to the Social Security Department

Pay your contributions or instalments online​​

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.

​Months

​Quarter

Statement to go out by

​Due date

January, February, March​

​A

​Fifth working day of April

​15 April

​April, May, June

​B

​Fifth working day of July

​15 July

​July, August, September

​C

​Fifth working day of October

​15 October

​October, November, December

​D

​Fifth working day of January

​15 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

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