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Support Payment for Unpaid Carers

A one off payment of £500 is available to unpaid carers in Wales who were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022.

The scheme starts on the 16 May 2022 and will close on the 15 July 2022. Successful applications will start to be paid from May but it may be until the end of September before all payments have been issued.

You will receive an automated email to confirm that your application form has been received. You will then receive an email to confirm when the payment is being made into your bank account.

Eligibility

  • You were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022

(Please note that underlying entitlement to Carers Allowance where you do not receive Carers Allowance due to another benefit being paid at the same or higher amount or receiving a Carer Premium within a means tested benefit does not qualify for a payment)

  • Your address is in the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough

(Applications need to be made for the address of the person receiving the Carers Allowance not the address of the person being cared for)

Please note that payments can only be paid into bank accounts.

You will be asked to confirm:

  • Account name-this is your name as it appears on your bank card
  • Sort code-the six digit number on your bank card
  • Account number-the eight digit number on your bank card

Further information about the scheme and the privacy notice can be found at www.gov.wales/carerspayment

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