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How long for desicion

miamia03 Member Posts: 7 Listener
good morning fellow scopers anyone know current waiting time for carer allowance desicion and do you normally get payment before letter 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,801 Disability Gamechanger

    A Carers Allowance claim can take anything between 8-12 weeks. You'll receive a letter a few weeks after applying but payment usually takes a while after that. Do you claim any other benefit like JSA, IS or ESA? If you do then the CA will mean you'll be £36 per week better off.
  • miamia03
    miamia03 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My carer claims uc x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,801 Disability Gamechanger
    miamia03 said:
    My carer claims uc x
    The Carers Allowance will be taken off the UC amount and a Carers element will be added. Carers Allowance will then pay your carer that amount. Works out they will be £156 per month better off.


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