Jersey pension and income support payments (FOI)
Jersey pension and income support payments (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 December 2022.
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Would you provide the following information for the last 10 years please.
The annual percentage increase in the Jersey pension monthly payments.
The month that the calculation is made.
The annual percentage rate increase for income support payments, if this differs per component then please supply them separately.
The month that this is calculated in any given year.
Please see the table below, as indicated, the rates are all from 01 October in the relevant year.
Please see spreadsheet below for details of income support rate increases and percentage increases from 2014 to 2023. The data required to answer this question for the period prior to 2014 is not held.
Annual percentage rate increase for income support payments 20221202.xlsx
Information regarding the month in which the rate changes took place is available on the Income Support (Jersey) Regulations 2007, in the Table of Legislation History. This also includes any rate changes made prior to 2014. This is accessible on the Jersey Law website:
Income Support (Jersey) Regulations 2007 (jerseylaw.je)
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