Waiting time?

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Last week I did the carers allowance online application. I've been caring for my husband for almost five years (congenital limb malformations), he gets standard rate PIP (despite the fact he has only essentially one working arm and even that one has problems) but it didn't occur to me to claim CA. Does anyone have any idea of the current waiting times for a decision? I've read online store posts where people have gotten it in a week, others still waiting 30 weeks later and the government's estimation of "within 4 weeks". What is more realistic? There's no information on the decision process, what makes it more likely to be refused? Thanks
Some claims may not be straightforward, especially for part time workers.
Talk to a disability advice group about your husbsnd'sPIP award. Did you appeal the original decision?