Citizens Advice Bureau

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LOCAL INFORMATION

9.8.8.L2

Extent:      Jersey

Updated:   October 2016

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 About Home Carer’s Allowance

Home Carer’s Allowance is for carers of working age who spend 35 hours (or more) per week caring for someone who requires a very high level of personal care.

The allowance is designed for carers who can't work full time or who have to substantially reduce their working week because of their caring commitments. 

The Allowance is paid by Social Security and detailed information is available on their website:

www.gov.je/Benefits/Allowances/Pages/HomeCarersAllowance.aspx

The website includes information about :

The Amount of the Allowance

How you Qualify

How to Claim the Allowance

The Assessment of the person you care for

Working / Taxes/ Pensions and Home Carer’s Allowance

Changes in Circumstances

Other financial help available

 

(Note: Invalid Care Allowance was replaced by Home Carer's Allowance on 1st January, 2013.   

A summary of the changes to Home Carers Allowance can be viewed here )

 

To contact the Social Security Department for further information:

Social Security Department,  Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier.

Contact details:

Telephone:   01534 445505

Fax:              01534 445525

Email:          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening hours:   Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm