Unpaid carers financial support scheme

34 days ago

Welsh Government are awarding a one-off payment of £500 to unpaid carers in recognition of the increased financial pressures experienced during the pandemic. The payment will be made to individuals who care for someone for at least 35 hours a week.

Where possible, we will contact eligible individuals to invite them to register for the payment. Anyone not contacted who believes they are eligible may register for the scheme from 9am on 16 May 2022.



To be eligible for the scheme all unpaid carers must:

  • Register by 5pm on 15 July 2022.
  • Be in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022, or retrospectively awarded Carers Allowance for that date.
  • Live in Wales.
  • Not previously have received a payment under this scheme.

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.


A single payment of £500 will be made to the bank account of eligible unpaid carers using the details provided in the registration form. Payments for successful claims will be made from June through to 30 September 2022. If you are unable to gain access to the link, or require help to do so, then please visit your nearest customer service Hwb for assistance.

Please note, you must register with the Council where you live, not the Council where the person you care for lives (if different).

See the Welsh Government's Privacy Notice.

Register for the unpaid carers scheme