One-off £500 payment announced for carers in Wales

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Friday 25 March 2022

Tags: benefits, wales, carer's allowance, unpaid carers

The Welsh Government has announced that it is making a £500 one-off payment to carers who currently get Carer’s Allowance.

The payment, which will be administered by Welsh local authorities, is a lump sum that will be made to anyone in Wales who is in receipt of Carer’s Allowance on 31 March 2022.  

It forms part of a £29m investment in unpaid carers from the Welsh Government to recognise the financial and emotional hardship many have experienced.

The Welsh Government estimates that 57,000 carers will qualify for this payment.

Carers will have to submit a claim for a payment to their local authority later this year. Further details on how and when to do this will be made available by the Welsh government shortly.

For more information, see Unpaid carers in Wales to receive a £500 payment as part of £29m investment from