Support Payment for Unpaid Carers


This support payment ended on 2 September 2022.


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 towards 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 such as Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance or Guaranteed Credit.

If someone is receiving Carers Allowance and a carer premium as part of a means tested benefit, they are eligible for the payment.


 This support payment ended on 2 September 2022.