The Welsh Government are inviting all eligible unpaid carers in Wales to apply for a one-off payment of £500.

The payment is to acknowledge the financial pressures many unpaid carers have felt during the pandemic and to help with some of extra costs they have had. The payment is for unpaid carers who care for someone at least 35 hours a week and have low incomes.

You are eligible for the payment if:

  • You were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022

You are not eligible if:

  • you have an underlying entitlement to Carers Allowance, but do not receive a payment because you are in receipt of another benefit at the same or higher rate; or
  • you receive a carer premium within a means tested benefit

If you think that you are eligible for this support payment, you can apply through this website from 9am on 16 May 2022.

Apply for Support Payment

All applications 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, you should register with the Council where you live, not the Council where the person you care for lives (if it is different).