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Payment for unpaid carers

A one-off £500 payment available to all eligible unpaid carers in Wales who were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022.

Please note

This scheme originally operated between 16th May 2022 and 15th July 2022

Welsh Government have re-opened the registration process for a 3 week period from 9am on 15th August 2022 to 2nd September 2022.

It is important to note that this is not a new scheme, if you have registered for this scheme during the original registration period and have received an outcome in respect of your claim (ie. a payment or confirmation of ineligibility) then there is no need to re-register your application.


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 and have not made an application or received a payment between 15th May 2022 and 16th July 2022 then you can submit a claim using the link below from 9am Monday 15th August 2022.

Register Now for Unpaid carers payment

All registration forms must be received before 5pm on 2nd September 2022. Payments for successful claims will be made from August to end of October 2022.

Please Note

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