The information below summarises what you need to know about the various benefits that may be available to you.
Please take time to go through the different benefits and if you have any unanswered questions call 01481 732500 and ask for the relevant department.
Severe disability benefit
- Severe Disability Benefit is a weekly benefit intended for adults and children who have a physical or mental impairment (disability) and need a lot of attention or supervision by day or night. For more information and the right forms to complete please follow this link. Or telephone 01481 732506.
- For guidance on filling in the forms please follow the link. Severe disability benefit and carers guidance notes [662kb]
- We would recommend you have assistance in completing the claim form.
- Your healthcare professional, social worker or the following organisations may be able to help.
- Health Connections. Contact them on 01481 707470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Carers Guernsey. Contact them on 01481 266331 or email email@example.com
- Did you know carers may be entitled to an allowance of their own? Carer's Allowance is a weekly benefit for people caring for someone on Severe Disability Benefit. Carers must meet certain criteria and the allowance is subject to an upper limit on household income. For further information and the right forms to complete please see follow this link.
- Income support can provide a weekly cash benefit to bring your household income up to a level which the States believes is enough to live on. The amount of benefit you receive is calculated on a weekly basis with reference to your household income. For more information please follow this link.
- Unemployment benefit is a cash benefit paid to unemployed people who are trying to find work with an employer. To receive unemployment benefit you must be unemployed and available to work for at least 4 days in a week. For further information please follow this link.
Sickness and Injury Benefit
- Residents of Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Jethou who have been registered with Social Security for payment of contributions and hold a valid Social Security number may be able to claim benefit during times of sickness and injury. For more information please follow this link.
Long-term care benefit
- If you need to move into a residential or nursing care home (which is not run by the States) you may be able to receive long-term care benefit, a weekly benefit which helps towards the cost of living in a private care home. For further information please follow this link
- This section describes the financial support which may be available to you if your husband or wife passes away. For all the information you require please follow this link.
Old Age Pension
- This is a benefit that is payable to both men and women when they reach pension age. The amount you will receive depends on the number of social security contributions payments you have made.For more detailed information please follow this link.
- Family Allowance is a weekly tax free benefit payable to people living in Guernsey and Alderney who are bringing up children. It does not depend on how much money you have coming in, or any savings you may have. For more details please follow this link.
- A number of benefits are available to people having a baby or adopting a child through a registered adoption agency. These benefits include maternity grant, adoption grant, maternal health and newborn care allowance and parental allowance. For further information please call the Parental Benefits helpline on 732505 or follow this link.