Carers Allowance

A few months ago I gave up work to care for my wife. She has recently been awarded the daily living part of PIP.
I have now put in a claim for carers allowance. Does anyone know what the current average wait time is for the applications to be processed? Thanks.

If Tim is your real name, I suggest you change it, so that you cannot be identified.

I can’t answer your direct question, but others will be along later who may be able to help.

Would you like to tell us a bit more about your wife’s problems?
Has she had a Needs Assessment from Social Services, and you, a Carers Assessment?
Presumably she is already receiving PIP or Attendance Allowance, if you are applying for Carers Allowance?

Pre-Covid, probably three weeks: now, who knows?

Payments are backdated to the date of the claim iirc.