£500 Wales carer payment deadline extended

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Friday 26 August 2022

People receiving Carer’s Allowance in Wales on 31 March 2022 are entitled to a one-off £500 payment from the Welsh government.

When this scheme was originally announced, the deadline for applications was 15 July 2022.

Since only 70% of eligible carers registered for the scheme, the Welsh government has announced that those who missed the initial deadline will still be able to apply. You must do so by 2 September.  

To apply, a carer in Wales must contact their local authority by 2 September.