Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

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Hi, my name is joolie58!

joolie58 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I'm now on the 9th week of waiting for my carers allowance decision ! How long are the current waiting times ? 


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 38 Courageous

    Hi @joolie58,

    Welcome to the community - I hope you find it helpful. I'm not entirely sure how long it will take for the decision to come through, but I would say that is not unusual to hear people share that its taken a few months to hear back.

    Although it might be of little comfort at the moment, if successful the payment will be backdated. Have you tried calling for an update? No harm in checking on the status.

    Best wishes,


    Scope helpline

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi joolie and welcome

    It usually takes 4-6 weeks so give them a ring. When I applied I heard nothing until I rang to be told I didn't qualify. So check that you do meet all the criteria

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @joolie58

    Welcome to our online community.

    Yes you might find giving them a call for an update the best course of action to be honest.

    Please bear in mind that everything comes to a grinding holt over the 
    “Xmas Period”

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