Benefits and Financial Support News

Tynwald gives go-ahead to new Manx State Pension

Tynwald has approved legislation that provides for the introduction of the new single-tier Manx state pension in April 2019. The new Manx state pension will...
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Proposed pensions freedoms consultation responses published

At the July 2017 sitting of Tynwald, the Treasury Minister announced the launch of a public consultation concerning the proposed introduction of a new pension...
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Support available for people affected by closure of Jack Frost

The Department of Health and Social Care is committed to supporting all those receiving a meal delivery service from Jack Frost, which has announced it is to...
Friday, 2 February 2018

Winter Bonus payments help vulnerable members of community

The Isle of Man Government has distributed the annual Winter Bonus payment to support vulnerable members of the local community. The lump-sum – usually £300 –...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Deadline approaching for responses to housing consultation

There is still time for people to submit their views on proposals aimed at promoting greater fairness in the allocation of public sector housing in the Isle of...
Monday, 29 January 2018

Public sector rents to increase by 3.1%

Public sector rents in the Isle of Man are set to increase by 3.1%, with effect from 1 April 2018. The revised charges have been announced by the Department of...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Users of home cleaning service to be offered a reassessment of need as contract ends

The Department of Health and Social Care has taken the decision to end its commissioned cleaning service which was available to people eligible for income...
Friday, 1 December 2017

Avoid a Chritmas debt hangover

Lots of us start the Christmas season with the best of intentions, but it’s easy to get carried away, leaving ourselves with a debt ‘hangover’ that can be felt...
Friday, 25 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