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Community Cost Bonus

Do you anticipate struggling to pay bills due to rising living costs?

The Community Costs Bonus is an annual payment to help households that are just above the Income Support level with the cost of GST on food. This used to be called the Food Cost Bonus.

The Community Cost Bonus for 2022 is £516.50.
Who can claim the Community Cost Bonus?

A household can claim the bonus when all of the following apply:
  • At least 1 adult member has been resident in Jersey for the last 5 years
  • The household had a combined tax liability of less than £2735.00 for 2021
  • No member of the household, during the 7 days before the application is made, has been in receipt of Income Support (but a household may still claim if they received an Income – Support payment which was a transitional payment or Income Support Special Payment)