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My carers element has been backdated. How long does it take for them to authorise what they owe?

bahahbahah Member Posts: 10 Listener
edited April 27 in Universal Credit
Hello so my careers element has been agreed to be back dated and I was told they recalculated my statements and what they owe and there waiting for authorisation how long does this take if anyone had theres backdated how long from the decision to payment 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,253 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi like anything with dwp there are no set timescales and every case is different 

    I would leave it a couple of weeks then query it 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,788 Disability Gamechanger
    You will probably find the money in your account before you get a letter confirming it.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • bahahbahah Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hiya thankyou both for taking time to reply it's already been a week so I was trying to find an estimate of how long I could be waiting thankyou again 
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