The Social Security Insurance Scheme
What is the Social Security Insurance
Social Security is an insurance scheme.
You pay contributions into a central fund so that you can claim
benefit when you are unable to work because you are ill or have had
an accident for example.
There are also benefits when you have had a baby.
Who belongs to the Social Security Scheme?
Everyone that is between school leaving age and pension age has
to belong to the scheme.
What are contributions?
The Social Security Scheme is an insurance scheme.
Contributions are like insurance premiums
You pay them so you can claim benefit
The gov.je website has lots more information about
contributions. Click here to find out more
Getting Help With your Contributions
There may be some times when you can get help with paying your
contributions for example, if you are off work because you
are ill or have been injured, if you are caring for a cild
under 5 years old, if you are over 18 and are in full time
education. Click here to find out more about
getting help with your contributions.
What are Student Credits?
If you are over 18 and in full time education you may be able to
get help with contributions. This is called Student Credits and is
when the Social Security Department credits your
conctribution record. You can find out more from gov.je. Click here.
What should I do if I get a contributions
If you have not paid enough contributions in
any quarter (3 month period) you may get a letter from
contributions. If you get a letter you should go and talk to one of
the Advisers in the Contributions Department. They are
based in the Social Security building on La Motte Street. The
Advisers will be able to explain to you why they have sent you
the letter and how they can help. They may be able
to excuse you from paying, but they will explain to this how
this can effect you if you need to claim benefit, for example if
you become sick. You may find that you are exempt from
paying contributions and they can credit you for your
If you want to find out more about what to do if you get a
contributions bill you can click here
What should I do if I have recently arrived in Jerey or
I am moving off the Island?
If you are leaving Jersey or have recently arrived you
should speak to the Social Security Department. You can go to the
main reception desk in the Social Security Department on La
Motte Street to talk to one of the Advisers