Updated: October 2016
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:
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.
Telephone: 01534 445505
Fax: 01534 445525
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm