Unpaid carers in Wales to receive a £500 payment

Unpaid carers in Wales to receive a £500 payment

More than 57,000 unpaid carers in Wales will receive a £500 payment in recognition of the ’pivotal role’ they have played during the pandemic.

The payment is part of a £29m investment in unpaid carers from the Welsh Government and recognises the financial and emotional hardship many have experienced.

Unpaid carers who are receiving Carer’s Allowance on March 31st this year will be eligible for the payment.

How to claim

Your council will check that you are eligible for the payment. To do this, a registration process will open from 9am 16 May 2022. 

The registration process will close at 5pm 15 July. You must submit your registration form before then. 

You can register via your local council’s website, over the phone, or in person. 

** Update from Welsh Government ** 
“We’re aware of scammers asking people to share their bank details to receive this money. The payment can only be claimed by registering with your council – which will open in May. Please never share your bank details.”
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