Employing a carer

Health expenses for home nursing

You or your relative may suffer from a serious illness and may require home nursing. This is where you employ a qualified nurse, on the advice of a medical practitioner, to provide nursing care at home.

You can claim relief for the cost of expenses from home nursing. These expenses are claimed as health expenses.

To claim this relief you must provide a medical certificate that:

  • shows the name and address of the patient
  • outlines the nature of the patient’s illness
  • states that constant nursing care by a qualified nurse in the patient's home is necessary
  • and
  • covers the full period for which home nursing is being claimed.

You must also provide the nurse's full name and address, as well as proof of their qualification.

You must keep a breakdown of all payments to the nurse, and all payment receipts.