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Benefits and Financial Support News

Scheme to restore free TV licences for all over-75s

A Treasury scheme to restore the provision of free TV licences for all pensioners aged 75 and over will be moved for approval at the November sitting of...
Thursday, 3 November 2016

Views sought on Personal Capability Assessment process

Social Security claimants who have undergone a Personal Capability Assessment (PCA) will be asked for their views of the experience as part of an independent...
Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Further information on changes to state pension system

The Treasury has published further information on changes to the Island’s state pension system due to be introduced on 6 April 2019.  These changes will not...
Thursday, 25 August 2016

Treasury to bolster benefit fraud inspectorate

The Treasury has today announced that it is taking further action to tackle the growing problem of benefit fraud in the Isle of Man. Another two full-time...
Friday, 24 June 2016

Proposals for reform of public sector pensions

Tynwald endorsement for further reform of the Island’s public sector pension schemes will be sought in a motion to the June sitting from the vice chair of the...
Thursday, 9 June 2016

Grants helping more people start their own business

The Department of Economic Development has seen great success in supporting local people start their own business with the latest figures showing an increase in...
Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Department views benefits of eco-friendly homes

Building environmentally friendly houses will reduce fuel bills, meaning occupants have more money to spend elsewhere in the economy.  That is the view of the...
Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Treasury proposes state pension protection ‘safety net’

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK is to seek Tynwald approval for a pension protection ‘safety net’ to guarantee that no pensioners are made worse off by the...
Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Independent Legal Aid Committee’s update on the future of aided access to justice

The Legal Aid Committee was re-convened in 2013 as a result of the Legal Aid Amendment Act 2012. The Committee aims to promote access to justice in a manner...
Friday, 23 October 2015

Claimants notified of reductions in jobseekers allowance

The Social Security Division of Treasury will be writing to claimants further notifying them of reductions to some elements of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), the...
Friday, 11 September 2015
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