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Modernising the Benefit Payment System

Consequent to the DSC plans coming to light that they had decided in principle to pursue the introduction of a pre-payment card system for the distribution of...
Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Means Testing of Child Benefit Set to Begin

The means testing of child benefit is to begin from 7th April next year if Tynwald approves Orders made by the Minister of Social Care at this month’s sitting...
Monday, 11 November 2013

Response to Onchan Commissioners Press Release on Housing Proposals

The Minister for Social Care Hon Chris Robertshaw MHK said: 'The issue considered by Onchan Commissioners is only one part of the Housing Review work currently...
Thursday, 27 June 2013

Changes to age related exemptions for prescription and dental charges from 1 June

The public are being reminded that, following the approval of Tynwald at its April sitting, exemption from prescription and dental charges on age grounds is...
Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Department of Social Care to tackle abuse of budgeting loans scheme

The Department of Social Care will shortly be submitting legislation to Tynwald which is intended will prevent abuse of its budgeting loans scheme and make it...
Monday, 13 May 2013

Sanctions Notice: Financial Sanctions: Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

This news release notifies details of a new final designation issued with effect from 9 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013

Changes to income support for lone parents

The Department will shortly be seeking Tynwald approval to changes which will mean that lone parents with older children will no longer qualify for income...
Friday, 15 February 2013

What do the UK's single tier pension proposals mean for the Isle of Man? (1)

The Department of Social Care is aware that there have been some enquiries from members of the public in relation to the recent UK Government announcement of...
Friday, 15 February 2013

Student loan scheme amended

Details of the loan scheme that will be in place if Tynwald gives approval for undergraduates to begin contributing to their tuition fees are being amended. 
Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Way Forward for Sustainable Public Housing

The Department of Social Care has invited all Local Housing Authorities to work with Government on the creation of a sustainable Public Housing sector.
Friday, 30 November 2012
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