Benefits and Financial Support News

Support for those on lowest incomes and families receiving Child Benefit in face of rising energy prices

The Isle of Man Government is bringing forward two financial schemes to support those on the lowest incomes and families receiving Child Benefit, following...
Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Rule changes lead to reduction in self-certified sick period

The maximum period for which a person can self-certify their incapacity for work for benefits purposes is being reduced from 21 days to 14 days.  The Treasury...
Monday, 28 March 2022

Manx Isolation Payment to end on Friday 1 April

The Manx Isolation Payment is ending in line with the removal of self-isolation rules for people who have contracted Covid-19 from Friday 1 April 2022.  The...
Monday, 28 March 2022

Government launches Isle of Man Homes for Ukraine Scheme

The Isle of Man Homes for Ukraine Scheme is now open for members of the community to register their interest in becoming hosts for those fleeing the...
Friday, 18 March 2022

Additional Winter Bonus payments being paid to vulnerable

An Additional Winter Bonus payment of up to £100 is in the process of being paid to people who receive income-related benefits and meet certain eligibility...
Thursday, 3 March 2022

First details of 2021 Census report published

A report containing the first details of the 2021 Isle of Man Census has been published. The 2021 Isle of Man Census provides a snapshot consisting of major...
Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Charity receives £1.4m to help protect Syrian refugee children

UNICEF UK has been awarded £1.4 million from the Isle of Man’s International Development Fund to help create a safe environment for Syrian refugee...
Friday, 28 January 2022

Five charities awarded funding for international development projects

Five charities registered in the Isle of Man will receive a total of £473,000 though the Small Grants Scheme to support international development work. The...
Friday, 28 January 2022

Minimum wage increases proposed to Tynwald

Proposals to increase the rates of the Isle of Man Minimum Wage will go before Tynwald for consideration at the February sitting. Treasury and the Department...
Thursday, 13 January 2022

Treasury broadens support in response to rise in winter heating costs

People on low incomes who do not receive any income-related Social Security benefit payment can now claim a lump-sum of £75, £50 or £25 to assist with home...
Wednesday, 12 January 2022