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Isle of Man worker

To qualify for an income-related benefit (income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance or employed person’s allowance) you must you must be an “Isle of Man worker” as well as satisfying the other qualifying conditions for benefit.

A person is an “Isle of Man worker” for income-related benefit purposes if they would be an Isle of Man worker for Control of Employment purposes in most cases. However, you cannot qualify as an IOM worker for benefit purposes if you could only do so for work permit purposes by being –

(a)      in full-time education (in the IOM or elsewhere) while you are ordinarily resident in the Isle of Man; or

(b)     the spouse or civil partner of a person mentioned in (a).

The 7 categories of persons who are an “Isle of Man worker” for income-related benefit purposes are as follows.

Born in the IOM

You were was born in the IOM.

Ordinarily resident in the IOM

You have at any time been ordinarily resident in the IOM for an unbroken period of at least 5 years.

The spouse or civil partner of an Isle of Man worker

You are the spouse or civil partner of an IOM worker and you are allowed to live in the IOM under immigration law.

The surviving spouse or civil partner of an Isle of Man worker who has died

The following conditions are met–

(a)      You were married to, or the civil partner of, an IOM worker; 

(b)     Your marriage ended when your spouse or civil partner died;

(c)      You were ordinarily resident in the IOM immediately before your spouse or civil partner died; and

(d)      You have been ordinarily resident in the IOM since your spouse or civil partner died.

The former spouse or civil partner of an Isle of Man worker following divorce etc.

The following conditions are met–

(a)      You were married to, or the civil partner of, an IOM worker;

(b)     You and your spouse or civil partner lived together for an unbroken period of 3 years after you married or formed a civil partnership;

(c)      Your marriage or civil partnership was ended by divorce, dissolution or annulment;

(d)      You were ordinarily resident in the IOM immediately before your marriage or civil partnership ended; and

(e)      You have been ordinarily resident in the IOM since your marriage or civil partnership ended.

The child of an Isle of Man worker serving in HM armed forces

The following conditions are met –

(a)      You are the child of a parent who is (or was immediately before their death) an IOM worker (but not under this category); and

(b)     when you were born your parent was either serving in HM armed forces or they were married to, or the civil partner of, a person serving in HM armed forces.

The child of an Isle of Man worker born in the IOM

The following conditions are met–

(a)      One of your parents was born in the IOM; and

(b)     Your parent was ordinarily resident in the IOM for an unbroken period of at least 5 years immediately after their birth.

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