Benefits and Financial Support News

Public meetings on reform of the state pensions and benefits system

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK has announced a series of open public meetings around the Island to discuss options for reform of the social security...
Friday, 20 February 2015

Report on pensions and benefits system

Report recommends radical change to prevent collapse of pensions and benefits system
Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Meeting International Standards for Measuring Gross Domestic Product

The Department of Economic Development has launched an important survey which will be used to assist in the calculation of the Isle of Man’s National Income as...
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Customers can still have their benefits paid at post offices

The Department of Social Care wishes to confirm that its customers can still choose to have their benefit paid by way of vouchers, cashable at a post...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Tynwald approves Meat Plant refurbishment expenditure

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has today received Tynwald’s approval of £1.6 million pounds expenditure to refurbish the Meat Plant at...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Minister urges return of outstanding re-claim forms

The Minister for Social Care is urging child benefit recipients who have not yet returned their re-claim forms to do so as soon as possible if they want to get...
Monday, 10 March 2014

A new approach to service delivery at Markwell House

As the move away from universal benefits towards a much more targeted approach to individual need begins to pick up pace, the Department of Social Care takes...
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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