Carers allowance processing

I’ve applied for carers allowance and been told it could take 12 to 15 weeks to process has anyone heard anything

This is correct if you phone the carers allowance help line and listen to the message it states …

current processing time is up to 12 weeks.

I’ve listened to the message I meant the 15 weeks extended delay

Hi there Yvonne.
So, welcome to the forum. You’ve certainly come to the right place to connect with other carers who will be able to help you and support you. I also wanted to let you know about a couple of weekly online meet ups we are running for carers and you can find more information on the sessions and how to register at
Care For A Cuppa: Online meetups | Carers UK
There is a second online weekly meet up called Share And Learn: Share and Learn | Carers UK
Many of our carers have said how valuable they found the sessions and there’s no pressure to share anything you’re not comfortable with. Please have a look and see if you would like to join us.
with all good wishes