Carers Allowance backlogs

Just heads up, I did a carers allowance claim 3rd March, and just called them and they are only just doing claims from early January… so it’s going to be quite a while till I know, no reason I would be refused,so it’s a waiting game.

I had to ring up benefits as one of my carees benefits had not come through was waiting almost 50 minutes, clearly short of staff.

Christine, it may take a month or two, especially with the virus etc. but when it is paid, it will be backdated to the day you filled the form in.