Long term disabilities benefits (FOI)
Long term disabilities benefits (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 15 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How many people (adults and children) receive benefits for long term disabilities that include an element of physical/mental disability that affects them being able to get around outdoors. (i.e., will need the use of a car or disability vehicle). If a person has been identified as having a condition that seriously affects their ability to get around outdoors (per your website link below). How much is the impairment/health payment.
Income Support: people with long term illnesses or disabilities (gov.je)
In total 995 adults and children currently have claims for the mobility element of the income support impairment component. Of this total, 964 who are not earning, currently receive £25.90 per week and 31 who are earning, receive £51.66 per week.
A person who is earning receives a higher mobility component award in recognition of associated travel costs to and from work.
Some adults who have a disability which effects their mobility may also claim Long-Term Incapacity Allowance.
It is not possible to provide a breakdown of how many adults are in receipt of Long-Term Incapacity Allowance and have mobility issues, as each individual record would need to be manually checked and this data extracted which would take more than 12.5 hours. Therefore Article 16(1) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.