£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 toward 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 or higher rate; or
  • they only receive a carer premium within a means-tested benefit.

If you believe you may qualify for this support, you can submit a claim through this website from 9am on 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, that you should register with the Council where you live, not the Council where the person you care for lives (if it is different). 

The registration period for the £500 payment to unpaid carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance will be reopening for three weeks from the 15th August 2022 until 5pm 2nd September 2022, details of the announcement can be found here – Welsh Government announcement Carers grant.

If you previously received this grant please do not reapply.  For those who have yet to apply you can register here – Unpaid Carers Grant Registration Form