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

About contributions

How much money you'll pay

Class 1

Class 1 contributions are based on how much you earn. They are paid to us by your employer.

Paying contributions if you're employed 

Class 2

Class 2 contributions are paid by you. If we don’t hear from you, your contributions bill will be £715.46 per month in 2017. 

If you have receive a Class 2 contributions statement (bill)

What are contributions?

Contributions are payments that you and your employer make by law. They go towards contributory benefits such as:

  • Sickness Pay
  • Maternity Benefit
  • Home Carers Allowance
  • Old Age Pension

Who must pay contributions 

You're liable to pay contributions if you are:

  • living in jersey
  • over 16 (if working)
  • between 18 and pension age

This means that you're liable to pay contributions even if you are:

  • studying
  • looking after a family
  • not working

Difference between Class 1 and Class 2 contributions 

Class 1

You pay Class 1 contributions if you are employed for eight hours or more per week.

6% is deducted from your wage and 6.5% is paid to us by your employer.

Class 2

You pay Class 2 contributions if you're not employed. This includes people who are:

  • self-employed
  • students
  • looking after a family
  • not working

Why you pay contributions 

Contributions are paid so that we can provide a range of Social Security contributory benefits to you when you’re in need.

Depending on your contribution record, you may be entitled to the full range of benefits.

These benefits include:

Short Term Incapacity Allowance

Long Term Incapacity Allowance

Incapacity Pension

Maternity Allowance

Maternity Grant

Old Age Pension

Death Grant

Survivor’s Benefit 

What happens if you don’t pay contributions 

By law, everyone is liable to pay contributions. You may be prosecuted if you don’t pay.

Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be able to apply for a Small Income Exception. This means that you will have a gap on your Social Security record and this may affect your future benefits. 

Benefits such as a pension and sickness pay may be reduced or you may not qualify at all.

People on a small income

If you can’t afford to pay contributions 

In some cases, contribution credits are available. These protect your Social Security contribution record whilst you are studying or looking after children under school age. They also protect your entitlement to certain benefits.

You must apply for these as we don’t add them to your record automatically.

Contribution credits for people off work sick / injured

Contribution credits for people who have been made redundant

Contribution credits for a stay at home parent: Home Responsibility Protection

Student credits for people over 18 in full time education

We can also cover the contributions of people on:

  • Maternity Allowance
  • Survivor's Allowance
  • Home Carer's Allowance

When to pay contributions 

Class 1

You’ll pay Class 1 contributions through your wages. You don’t need to do anything as these are paid directly to us by your employer.

Class 2

Class 2 contributions should be paid every quarter. Rates vary depending on your income and circumstances.

Contact us to discuss your options.

Pay contributions and instalments

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