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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 cost 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.

Individuals are not eligible for the payment if;

  • they have an underlying entitlement to carers allowance but do not receive a payment because they are in receipt of another benefit at the same time or higher rate: or
  • they only receive a carer premium within a means tested benefit.

For further information, eligibility criteria and registration conditions please view our Unpaid Carer financial support scheme fact sheet

If you believe you may qualify for this support, you can submit a claim using the link below from 16 May 2022. 

All registration forms must be received before 5pm on 15 July 2022. Payments for successful claims will be made from June through to the end of September 2022.

Please Note

RCTCBC is administering this payment on behalf of Welsh Government, view further information about how your personal information will be used.