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Paying Class 2 contributions (if you’re self-employed or don’t pay Class 1 contributions)

Class 2 contribution amounts

The amount of Class 2 contributions you pay is worked out from your income two years previously.

Contribution levels

Who must pay Class 2 contributions

You're liable to pay Class 2 contributions if you:

  • have been living in Jersey for over six months
  • over 18 but below pension age
  • are not employed or paying full Class 1 contributions

This includes if you’re:

  • self-employed
  • unemployed
  • earning below £1,016 per month
  • earning less than the minimum earnings threshold
  • studying or in full time education over the age of 18 (unless student credits have been applied)
  • bringing up a family

Paying contributions if you’re unemployed or non-employed​

If you’re unemployed or non-employed, you must pay your contributions through Class 2 contributions or be covered by contribution credits.

About contribution credits​​​​

Paying Start up rate Class 2 contributions if you've recently become self-employed

If you are recently self-employed, you have the option to pay a start up rate.

For 2022, the rate is £198.50 per month from January to December 2022.

Paying the start up rate of Class 2 contributions if you’re setting up a business

Paying Class 2 contributions

We'll send you a Class 2 contributions bill every three months, unless you pay by direct debit.

If you don’t receive a bill, contact us straight away.

Pay contributions and instalments

If you pay your contributions by direct debit, your rate will be calculated from your tax details. We'll let you know if your rate has been amended.

When to pay your contributions

Find out when the statements will go out and when you need to pay by.

MonthsQuarterStatement to go out byDue date

January, February, March​


​Fifth working day of April

​15 April

​April, May, June


​Fifth working day of July

​15 July

​July, August, September


​Fifth working day of October

​15 October

​October, November, December


​Fifth working day of January

​15 January

If you haven't received a Class 2 statement​​ (bill)

Contact us if you haven’t received a Class 2 contributions statement. This doesn’t excuse you from paying and isn’t a valid reason for late payment.

If you’re on a small income

If you have a small income, you can apply for a Small Income Exception.

Paying contributions if you have a small income

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