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attendance allowance

I am full time carer for my husband I filled in the attendance allowance form and posted it on Monday 24th August.

its now 7th October and we still haven't heard any thing does any one now how long it takes .

until I find out what we are going to get I cant move on and get help with house work.

thank you

dorothy

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I started my claim in March 2017, got a response within a few days and didn't hear again until I called them in August. They claimed not to have heard anything at all but when I sent them a copy of their response via email when still on the phone they listened. Within 24 hours all monies were paid into my bank. CALL them and have all documentation to hand. I felt if they can do this to me how much interest of my dues have they earnt.

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Age concern came around and filled the form in for us I think it took a couple of months, but it was backdated xxxxx

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It can take up to 6-8 weeks for the claim to be sorted & it will be back dated from the date you put on your claim of when you started to care for your husband

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Hi Familytree64, and welcome to the forum. As other people have posted, do give them a call and it is always a good idea to keep copies of all correspondence. You will also find some useful information on the Related Posts and Pinned Posts to the right of the screen. I hope this is helpful. Best wishes.

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Sadly, I've had numerous dealings with various government agencies and getting a response has always taken far longer than the projected time scale. If you continue to get no joy, contact your MP. I had to do so recently and responses that were taking months suddenly were answered within days. Good luck.

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familytree64

We are talking about a government dept here and there has been a public holiday since you sent off your form, a month + a few days is nothing, my application took 8weeks without a public holiday, stick with it they will get around to it, although a telephone chase wouldn't be out of order. When you do get the award do try for the carers allowance which you MAY be also entitled to as the attendance allowance is awarded to your husband not you. If you do get it (after time) it should help with you overall outgoings.

IKeith

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I was told to apply for the attendance allowance and not the carers allowance by social services see how it goes might apply for carers allowance

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I have just received my updated DLA, from June!

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did you at any time get a letter or e-mail to say they got your forms we have had nothing so no idea if they got them or not

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I contacted them they don't send out any letters now to say received forn

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Hello. In my experience with my mother it took a little over three months so hopefully your hear something soon.

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It takes about 14weeks as there's a backlog

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