£500 support payment for unpaid carers
A one-off £500 payment is available to all eligible unpaid carers in Wales who were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022.
The payment is being made in recognition of the increased financial pressures many unpaid carers have experienced during the pandemic, and to help with some of the additional costs they have incurred. The payment is targeted towards those individuals who care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and have low incomes.
You will not be eligible for the payment if:
- you have an underlying entitlement to Carer's Allowance, but do not receive a payment because you are in receipt of another benefit at the same or higher rate; or
- you only receive a carer premium within a means tested benefit
If you believe you may qualify, you can apply for the support payment for unpaid carers here.
PLEASE NOTE: The Unpaid Carers Financial Support Payment scheme has been extended until 2 September 2022. Registration forms received after this date will not be considered for payment.
Please note, you should register with the Council where you live, not the Council where the person you care for lives (if it is different).
Last Modified: 08/08/2022
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