Carer's allowance
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How long for desicion

miamia03miamia03 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 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • miamia03miamia03 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My carer claims uc x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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