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ITV News asked Social Security Minister Susie Pinel if the contribution starts at 0.5% and is rising to 1% in 2016, will this just keep rising as the population ages:
You can find more information on the long-term care scheme here.
People in Jersey will soon be paying an extra 1% of their earnings to fund a new government tax to pay for care.
The Long-Term Care (LTC) contribution is designed to put an end to people having to sell their homes to pay for care in later life.
Some care home residents currently have to pay more than a thousand pounds a week.
Jean Elsbury, Care home resident
All islanders in Jersey who pay income tax will also contribute towards the Long-Term Care (LTC) scheme from the start of next year.
Starting on the 1st January 2015 the contribution rate will be 0.5% of your gross income and from 2016 will be 1%.
The States will continue to make an annual contribution.
The scheme provides financial support to islanders who need substantial help with daily activities such as getting out of bed and dressing.
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From January 2015, all working islanders in Jersey will be contributing more in tax. It's for the new Long-Term Care Fund.