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£500 Support Payment for Unpaid Carers

The £500 Support Payment for Unpaid Carers
has now closed to new applications.

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 receive a carer premium within a means tested benefit.

If you believe you may qualify for this support, you can submit a claim through this website from 9am on 15 August 2022.

All registration forms must be received before 5pm on 2 September 2022. Payments for successful claims will be made from June through to the end of November 2022.

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