Income Support data (FOI)
Income Support data (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 April 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please confirm the following in relationship to “Income Support” funded by Social Security.
The date when Income Support came into being.
The terms and conditions required to be eligible to receive Income Support.
The total amount paid out each year from the very first year up to 2022 inclusive.
Income Support was implemented on 28th January 2008.
Income Support eligibility is based on the needs and income of a household. More information can be found at the following links:
Applying for Income Support (gov.je)
Income Support eligibility check (gov.je)
The benefit is governed by the Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007.
Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007 (jerseylaw.je)
As the department’s previous financial system only goes back to 2011, the figures for 2008, 2009 and 2010 have been taken from the published States of Jersey Accounts.
When Income Support was first implemented there were several benefits it replaced, so the figures for 2008, 2009 and 2010 include transitional benefits such as Income Support Residential Care, which has since been replaced by Long Term Care. The department is unable to provide a breakdown for years 2008, 2009 and 2010 to differentiate between actual Income Support expenditure and transitional benefit payments.