How long to sort out cash?

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
Hi all. When my mum died in january I became my dads full time carer. Had to give up one of my part time jobs but managed to keep my evening job. Hubby takes over for a while then after he gets home from work.
I applied for carers allownce about 3 wks ago. Sent the relavant papers etc...
Had the wage slips etc...back but no notification of when I would start getting anything. In the meantime I am a wage down, and very skint Image
Does it take a long time to sort? I live in the stoke on trent area.
Best Wishes all. Cheryl x
Hi Cheryl,

I'm also looking after my Dad after Mum's death. When I applied for carer's allowance money appeared in my bank account about three weeks after I applied but it was another week before I received a letter telling me about it.

Hope you hear soon.

Allison
Hi!

give them a call and ask! Make sure you get their name and dept so if what theys ay doesn't happen you can "quote them" if needed later on!

good luck!

Chris
Thanks guys. I did phone them and they just said they are waiting for the ok to see if I can receive it. Hmmmmmm Image