Tell me about financial support

We want to make it as simple as possible for you to understand what financial support is available to you.

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 please do not hesitate to get in touch. You will find contact details in each section. If you don't get in touch we cannot support you.

  • Tell me about severe disability benefit

    • All you need to know about Severe Disability Benefit and how to claim.
    • 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.
    • We would recommend you have assistance in completing the claim form. Please ring Health Information Guernsey on 01481 707470to make an appointment. Users of large wheelchairs can access their Beau Sejour premises through the Ron Short Centre conservatory. Follow this link for accessibility information to the centre. Health Information's Princess Elizabeth Hospital premises are near Le Vauquiedor Entrance. Follow this link for accessibility information.
    • If necessary, someone from Health Information Guernsey can arrange to visit you at home. Your healthcare professional or social worker may also be able to help.
  • Tell me about Carers Allowance

    • All you need to know about Carers Allowance and how to claim.
    • 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.
  • Tell me about Supplementary Benefit

    • All you need to know about Supplementary Benefit and how to claim.
    • Supplementary Benefit 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.
  • Tell me about Unemployment Benefit

    • 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.
  • Tell me about 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.
  • Tell me about 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.
  • Tell me about Bereavement benefits

    • 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.
  • Tell me about 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.
  • Tell me about Family Allowance

    • 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.
  • Tell me about Maternity benefits

    • Pregnant women can apply for either a maternity grant or a maternity allowance. These benefits are available depending on your social insurance contributions payment record.
    • For further information please follow this link.