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How long to have reinstated after pip was reinstated

matthew04matthew04 Member Posts: 16 Connected
My husband received carers allowance for myself from 2017 since I was awarded pip in 2016 but after having to have pip renew in feb 2021 they removed the carers allowance ASAP , I was rewarded pip in May this year and we reapplied to have carers allowance reinstated but it’s been now 8 weeks and haven’t heard a thing my MP advised it would be back dated to feb 2021 when they removed it but £67 a week isn’t a lot to these MP but it is to us is this normal or is it because ESA hold it up 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,498 Disability Gamechanger
    It shouldn't take long to reinstate carers once PIP is back in payment, have you contacted the CA unit to see whats happening?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,621 Disability Gamechanger
    Massive backlogs with CA at present as they were one of the locations from which staff were shifted to cope with the tsunami of new UC cases early last year. Not a lot you can do but wait. MP unlikely to help as many of them don't currently have open offices or available staff and you can't magic speed up out of nowhere if the staff just aren't there. 
  • matthew04matthew04 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    That’s true last time they took my pip away and the carers element also  I took it to a tribunal and won, had the  carers allowance reinstated 10 days later but that was back in 2019 before covid 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,498 Disability Gamechanger
    Last summer SM's CA was in place 6 days after sending off the application, so like most benefits atm its hit and miss.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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