Carers allowance how long

Can anyone give me any idea how long I’ll have to wait until I hear about my claim for Carers Allowance. It’s now been Seven weeks since I sent my in electronic application. Thanks John


You’ll usually find out after three weeks from the claim for Carer’s Allowance being received, which is immediately after you press the ‘submit’ button if applying online, but can be a few days depending on when they are posted.

Claims for Carer’s Allowance can also be backdated for three months from when you apply.

Straight from the book … in practice , considerably longer.

CA Unit … 0800 731 0297.

However, it will be backdated to the date of application.