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Individuals encouraged to apply for additional targeted support

Mon, 06 Feb 2023

Pensioners who do not receive a state pension or other qualifying benefits from the Manx Government and veterans in receipt of a War Pensions Mobility Supplement are reminded to apply for an additional cost of living support.

Announced in January, a Long Term Benefits Support Payment of £300 will be paid this month to those who receive a state pension or certain other benefits.

This round of support, in response to the extraordinary rise in the cost of living, is specifically targeted to help those who did not receive an Energy Support Payment from the Government in December.

Persons living at home and in receipt of an Isle of Man state pension or persons receiving certain other benefits such as Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or long term Incapacity Benefit will automatically receive the payment if they did not receive an Energy Support Payment in December.

The following groups are also eligible for the Long Term Benefits Support Payment, provided they didn’t receive an Energy Support Payment in December, but need to apply for it before Monday 3 April 2023:

  • Those who reached state pension age after April 2016 and have only ever worked and paid National Insurance in another country – including the UK -and are not entitled to a state pension from the Isle of Man Government
  • Those who reached state pension age before April 2016 and who have recently moved to the island and still receive their state pension from the UK Government
  • Those who have never worked or paid National Insurance contributions so have no entitlement to state pension
  • Those who became eligible for a state Retirement Pension before April 2016 who opted to defer payment of their pension

Application forms are available by getting in touch with Social Security by either calling 685098 or emailing socialsecurity@gov.im



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