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Hi, my name is heaven! How long will it take for the carers allowance to be agreed or granted?

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heaven
heaven Community member Posts: 3 Listener
My daughter just applied for Carers allowance I receive PIP my award was only granted back in September but awarded from January as it had to be backdated I’m now thinking how long it will take for the carers allowance to be agreed or granted and what they backdate it to my date of January 2022

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
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    Carers Allowance backdate 3 months even if you was awarded back to January. The Carer’s Element of Universal Credit is different and may backdate to January providing a UC claim was in payment then.

    The CA waiting time is up to 12 weeks but I know many who have waited significantly longer.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
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    bg844 said:
    Carers Allowance backdate 3 months even if you was awarded back to January. 
    That’s not correct. I think you may have misunderstood the question. The PIP was awarded in September and the claim was started in January. This means it can be backdated to the start of the PIP award (if entitled) because the carers allowance claim was started within 3 months of the PIP decision being made.
    @heaven does your daughter claim any other benefits herself? 

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • heaven
    heaven Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    My daughter doesn’t claim any other benefits but now she got a temporary Xmas job 16 hours a week
  • heaven
    heaven Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    The hours are 4am till 8.am 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
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    heaven said:
    My daughter doesn’t claim any other benefits but now she got a temporary Xmas job 16 hours a week

    To be entitled to Carers allowance she must make sure she doesn't earn anymore than £132 per week, after deductions. Anymore than this and she won't be entitled to CA for the weeks she earns more than this. If she's started working she must ring carers allowance to report this. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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