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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Unpaid carers payment


Welsh Government has announced a one-off payment of £500, which 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.

You will not be 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

Local authorities are administering this scheme on behalf of Welsh Government. 

How to apply

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

To receive the payment, you will be required to complete an online form.

Unpaid carers payment online form

Closing date

The scheme closes at 5pm on 15 July 2022.

Payments

Payments for successful claims will be made from June.


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