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Additional payment for social care workers

​​​​The Welsh Government are introducing the Real Living Wage for certain groups of social care workers. They are committed to improving the conditions and career prospects for social care workers.

You can apply for a taxable payment of £1498 if you are a social care worker and you:
  • Were in an eligible role at 31 March 2022.
  • Started in an eligible role between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022.

You can see if you are eligible​​​​​​​​D​olen allanol yn agor mewn ffenest newydd​ by visiting the Welsh Government website.

This payment is regarded as earnings and will be liable for tax, national insurance contributions and student loan repayments, where appropriate. It will also be included in benefits calculations.

If you are eligible you will need to complete and return an application form to​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​

You must only receive one payment (even if you have more than one job). You must not claim more than once as this may be considered as fraud.

Employee application form (24kb DOC)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Employer form (13kb XLS)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Employer 'on costs' reclaim form (13kb XLS)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Read more information about the additional payment in our guidance document (505kb PDF).​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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