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Employment / Work Related

Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit (IB) is a contributory benefit which gives financial assistance to people who become sick and are unable to work.

Income Support

Income Support (IS) is an income-related benefit for certain categories of people who are not working or who work for less than 16 hours per week and do not have enough money to live on. Income Support is designed primarily to ensure, that people aged 16 or over (and their families) have enough money to meet their basic living costs when their own income fails to do so.

Insolvency and cessation of business payments

Insolvency and cessation of business payments is a payment from Social Security to a qualifying employee whose employer has ceased to carry on business in the Island and has either refused or failed to pay them wages or holiday pay or for statutory notice.

Advice should be sought from the Manx Industrial Relations Service before making any claim. They can be contacted on (01624) 672942 or by e-mailing iro@mirs.org.im

Jobseeker's Allowance

Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for people who are unemployed, who are available to take up full-time work immediately and who are actively seeking work.

It is a single allowance with 2 routes of entitlement:

  • Contribution based JSA – JSA(Cont)
  • Income based JSA – JSA(IB)

Redundancy Payment from Social Security

Redundancy Payment is a payment from Social Security to a qualifying employee whose employer has either refused or failed to pay them their full statutory redundancy payment entitlement. 

If you are not entitled to a redundancy payment from your employer you will not be entitled to a redundancy payment from Social Security.

TV Licence

You need a TV Licence if you are watching or recording any TV programme.

Certain groups of people can get help with meeting the cost of their TV licence. Who can get help, how much they can get and how to get it is explained below.

There are special arrangements for people who live in sheltered housing or in a care home.

If you have any questions regarding you TV licence please call the Income Support (Pensioners) Unit on +44 1624 687020 or email ISP@gov.im or ask at a Social Security office or any Post Office.

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