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Non-contributory Benefit Rates for 2023

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Committee for Employment & Social Security - P.2022/91

The States are asked to decide:

Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter entitled 'Non-contributory Benefit Rates for 2023', dated 3rd October 2022, they are of the opinion:

1.               To set the income support requirement rates at the rates set out in Tables 3 and 4 of the Policy Letter, from 6th January 2023.

2.               To remove the income support limit of weekly income for a person living in the community, with effect from 6th January 2023.

3.               To set the income support limits of weekly income for people residing in residential homes, nursing homes, EMI (dementia care) accommodation, and the Guernsey Cheshire Home at the rates set out in Table 6 of the Policy Letter, from 6th January 2023.

4.               To set the income support earnings disregard at £40 per week, from 6th January 2023.

5.               To set the income support disregards for carer's allowance and other benefits and income at the amounts set out in Table 7 of the Policy Letter, from 6th January 2023.

6.               To set the income support capital limits, which also apply in respect of access to social housing, at the amounts set out in Table 8 of the Policy Letter, from 6th January 2023.

7.               To set the personal allowances payable to persons in Guernsey and Alderney residential or nursing homes who are in receipt of income support and to persons in United Kingdom hospitals or care homes who are in receipt of income support at the amounts set out in Table 10 of the Policy Letter, from 6th January 2023.

8.               To set the maximum rent allowances at the amounts set out in Table 11 of the Policy Letter, from 6th January 2023.

9.               To set the rate of family allowance at £15.80 per week, from 2nd January 2023.

10.            To set the rates and annual income limit for severe disability benefit and carer's allowance at the rates and limit set out in Table 12 of the Policy Letter, from 2nd January 2023.

11.            To set the payment tariffs under the Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme at the rates set out in Table 16 in Appendix 4 to the Policy Letter, from 1st January 2023.

12.            To direct the preparation of such legislation as may be necessary to give effect to the above decisions.

   

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P.2022/91 - Non-contributory Benefit Rates for 2023

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