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Does anyone know the process (and how long it takes) of applying for CA when self-employed?

pault34pault34 Member Posts: 14 Connected
Hi All

I have recently been awarded PIP and my wife is applying for Carers Allowance. We filled out the online application about 4 weeks ago and haven't heard anything as yet. My wife is self-employed (started October 2019) and earns less than the £128 limit per week after expenses, but as we haven't heard from the CA unit wondered if anyone could advise how they ask for the information regarding her income? And if possible how long they take to process applications?

Thank you.

Paul

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,437 Disability Gamechanger
    Evening Paul; during the online application process it does say it can take around six weeks, but from what some people are saying it does take longer, the good news is it will be back-dated to the day she applied, if you have heard nothing at all in the next 3 weeks I would phone them.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • pault34pault34 Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Thanks @woodbine, we must have missed the bit about it being 6 weeks. It's all very new to us and it's great that this forum exists as trying to find info using Google just overwhelms you!
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,437 Disability Gamechanger
    If we can help with anything else Paul just ask mate.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • pault34pault34 Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi @woodbine, just wanted to update you, and hopefully anyone else who might be in a similar situation. Carer's Unit rang my wife for verbal confirmation of her income from self-employment and then advised her she would be re-assessed after her first full year of self-employment. Received confirmation of award for Carers Allowance about a week afterwards.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

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    I'm glad it's been sorted for you and your wife @pault34 and thanks for updating us. 
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    @paul34 I'm glad you finally heard back and it seems to be good news for you.

    If you ever need support with anything else, don't hesitate to post, as you did here :) 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,137 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news glad it is sorted and thank for sharing with us
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,437 Disability Gamechanger
    Thats great
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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