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04-08-2018, 14:54   #16
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We are waiting 15 months and still waiting. It's an absolute joke-have come back to us 8 times on diff info!!
go to your local cab office and tdsee what they can do
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15-08-2018, 22:35   #17
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Rang up last week and was told that they are currently processing applications from start of April 2018.

Although we applied before June I don't think we will be eligible for respite grant until next June (If we get approved of course)

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Rang up last week and was told that they are currently processing applications from start of April 2018.

Although we applied before June I don't think we will be eligible for respite grant until next June (If we get approved of course)
I think if you are approved you will also get the respite grant as you did apply before June
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Took me 8.5 weeks to be approved for Carer's Allowance. Was already on Carer's Benefit so maybe that helped?
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Took me 8.5 weeks to be approved for Carer's Allowance. Was already on Carer's Benefit so maybe that helped?
You see it was already established that the person you are caring for needed full time care and attention and that you are giving full time care and attention so all they had to do was means test you and you were home and dry.
What’s causing the delay is where in nearly every application the medical officer has to see the medical evidence.
The medical officer is in Dublin and only has his medical officer “hat” on for a few hours every week.
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Hi, just wondering can anyone help. I applied for carers allowance back in March and they wrote to me twice looking for bank statements and pay slips. Finally two weeks ago I got a letter to meet the social welfare inspector.

I met him last Wednesday, handed in more documentation and when I left he didn't mention if he thought I'd be granted any payment. Does anyone know once you meet the inspector, how long it takes to process a decision?
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Hi, just wondering can anyone help. I applied for carers allowance back in March and they wrote to me twice looking for bank statements and pay slips. Finally two weeks ago I got a letter to meet the social welfare inspector.

I met him last Wednesday, handed in more documentation and when I left he didn't mention if he thought I'd be granted any payment. Does anyone know once you meet the inspector, how long it takes to process a decision?
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It was only a few week before my payment, including the backdated payment and grant came through.

I asked and the very nice inspector told me that I would get the allowance as they only needed her to confirm a couple of thing, but she said it may take another 6 to 8 weeks to come through. Like I said, in my case, it only actually took 2 or 3 weeks after seeing her.
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It was only a few week before my payment, including the backdated payment and grant came through.

I asked and the very nice inspector told me that I would get the allowance as they only needed her to confirm a couple of thing, but she said it may take another 6 to 8 weeks to come through. Like I said, in my case, it only actually took 2 or 3 weeks after seeing her.
That's brilliant, thanks for your help. Hopefully I'll be lucky.
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