Long term care (FOI)
Long term care (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 March 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Regarding the LTC, Long Term Care situation in Jersey.
Please supply the following information since the schemes inception, for each full year including 2019.
What was the amount paid out by Social Security to people who were Entitled to receive this compensation?
How many people actually receive LTC payments?
What is the amount of Tax collected specifically to be used for LTC payments?
The information to question 1 is absolutely exempt under Article 23(1) (Accessible by other means) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as it is published in the Government’s Financial Report and Accounts, 2014 through to 2018, under the Social Benefit Payments.
These reports can be found on Gov.je:
Historic annual report and accounts for the Government of Jersey
Relevant page references:
States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2018
Long Term Care Fund – Section 4.9 page 231
States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2017
Long Term Care Fund – Section 4.9 page 264
States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2016
Long Term Care Fund - Section 9.9 Social Benefit Payments page 135
States of Jersey Report and Accounts 2015
Long Term Care Fund – Section 9.10 Social Benefit Payments page 149
States of Jersey Report and Accounts 2014
Long Term Care Fund – Section 9.10 Social Benefit Payments page 150
This information is held in the Social Security Annual Reports that are published on gov.je for the years 2014-2018 and can be found here, using the index to identify the LTC relevant pages;
2017 was the last Annual Report published by the Social Security Minister, the data which would have gone into the 2018 report can be found on the opendata.gov.je site at CLS datasets.
For 2019, 1204 claimants had payments made in relation to LTC.
The following assumption has been made when responding to question 3:
The amount of Long Term Care (“LTC”) income collected through Revenue Jersey and paid into the LTC Fund to be used for LTC payments is deemed to be the amount of income collected that contributes to the LTC Fund balance and therefore available to be paid out to claimants. This will be lower than total amount of LTC income recognised as it excludes debtors and other accounting adjustments.
The amount of income collected that can be paid to claimants of LTC is shown in the table below. In addition, to provide context of the overall income received by the Long Term Care Fund that can be paid out to LTC claimants, the annual grant paid from the Consolidated Fund into the LTC Fund is also included:
|Income collected through Revenue Jersey that can specifically be used for LTC payments||0||7,494||16,177||19,150||19,786|
|States Grant Paid from Consolidated Fund to LTC Fund||18,155||27,981||34,321||31,795||28,706|
|Total income available to be paid to LTC Claimants||18,155||35,475||50,497||50,945||48,492|
Please note that information for 2019 has not been provided as it is qualified exempt under Article 36(1) (Intended for Future Publication) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. The Financial Report and Accounts 2019 are currently in draft format and the due date for publication is the week commencing 16 March 2020.
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(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.