Unpaid Carers Support Payment

The Unpaid Carers Support Payment is available to all eligible unpaid carers in Wales to help with the financial pressures experienced during the covid-19 pandemic. 

What is available and who is eligible?

A payment £500 is available to unpaid carers in Wales who:

  • were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022
  • care for someone for at least 35 hours a week
  • receive a low income

You are not eligible for the payment 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 only receive a carer premium within a means tested benefit.

How to apply

You will need to apply to the council where you live, not the council where the person you care for lives (if it is different). 

Applying will close at 5pm on Friday 15 July 2022.

Apply for the Unpaid Carers Support Payment online

What happens after applying

We will send an email to confirm that we have received your application and make a decision on whether or not your application is successful based on the information you provide

Successful applications

If your application is successful, we will pay the grant in full to the bank account details you provide. 

Payments for successful applications will be made from June through to the end of September 2022. 

Unsuccessful applications

We will email you to let you know if your application is unsuccessful and provide the reasons for this decision. There is no appeal process.