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Who can apply for the long-term care scheme

To apply you need to:

  • be over 18 years old
  • have lived in Jersey continuously as an adult for the 10 years immediately before you apply, or
  • have lived in Jersey for ten years continuously as an adult in the past and for the year immediately before applying

If you apply before the age of 28, you must have lived in Jersey for a continuous ten-year period at any age, and one year immediately before claiming.

If you have not lived in Jersey for a continuous ten year period, you may be eligible for financial help with long-term care costs if you meet the Income Support residency criteria. 

How to apply 

Before you can join the long term care scheme, you need an assessment by a health and social care professional. 

To arrange a health assessment, contact the Single Point of Referral (SPOR) team on +44 (0) 1534 444440 or by email

When your health assessment is complete you will be referred to the long-term care team.

Your long-term care: step by step customer journey

Book an appointment

You can book a face to face appointment with a member of our Pensions and Care Team to discuss or apply for the Long-Term Care Scheme. 

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Find out what financial support is available to you

The amount of financial help, and when you'll receive it depends on your income, assets and what level of care and support you need.

You can receive financial support in one of three ways, financial route A, B or C, whichever is most appropriate to your financial situation.

Complete our questionnaire to see which financial support route applies to you.

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