First carers allowance payment

Hi , today I just received confirmation letter that I’ll start receiving carers allowance , but I won’t receive first payment or backdated money until December 6th nearly a full month , is this normal to wait this long for first payment ? Just curious as I always assumed it was instant upon approval date , thanks :blush:

Hi sorry don’t see anything there that helps me , or did I miss something?

How often you’re paid
How often it’s paid

Carer’s Allowance Weekly in advance or every 4 weeks