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

Exemptions from contributions

If you leave the Island permanently, and are not in Jersey employment, your liability for contributions stops. You must tell us when you leave so that we can update our records.

​People in prison or legal custody

If a person in prison or legal custody continues to receive wages from an employer, both the person and the employer have to pay their contributions.

If someone does not receive wages, contributions do not have to be paid for any complete month spent in prison or legal custody. Contributions are due for the month in which legal detention takes place and the month in which it ends.

People coming to the Island for the first time

If you have not yet been insured in Jersey and you do not work for an employer then you do not have to pay contributions straight away. Once you have been in the Island for a continuous period of six months, you will have to start contributing.

People who have already been insured in Jersey become liable for contributions as soon as they return.

People leaving the Island

If you leave the Island permanently, and are not in Jersey employment, your liability for contributions stops. You must tell us when you leave so that we can update our records.

If you are in Jersey employment, but working temporarily outside the Island, you may still have to pay contributions. Ask your employer to contact the us to check. If you are liable, a certificate will be issued so that you can prove that Jersey contributions are being paid. This will prevent you being pursued for costs in the country in which you are living.

Students under 16

If you are under 16 years of age and working, neither you nor your employer has to pay contributions. 

Doctors fees, prescriptions and health cards

Pensioners

You don't have to pay a contribution for any month during the whole of which you are getting an Old Age Pension. If you are employed, your employer must still pay the secondary class 1 contribution.

When you reach pension age, if you have a blue social security registration card you should bring it to us so that we can exchange it for a red registration card. The red card indicates to your employer that they should not deduct social security contributions from your wages. If you are still employed you should give the new card to your employer as soon as possible.

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