Backdating a claim

We will usually need to see proof of the things you tell us about.For example, in the situation above, we would need to see a letter from the hospital or your doctor confirming your illness and the length of time you were in hospital.

You have to prove "good cause" but we must take account of all the facts of your case.Some examples of when you may have "good cause" are: If you have reached the qualifying age for State Pension Credit we can backdate your benefit automatically to a maximum of 3 months from the date of your claim.You do not need to show good cause but you must provide proof of your income for the period of backdating.Under Housing Benefit law your claim for benefit must be made in writing, normally we will start your claim from the Monday after we receive your letter.

It is therefore very important that you get your letter to us as soon as possible because it affects the date your benefit claim will start from.

Your claim will be considered by a Benefits Officer.

Backdating a claim comments

  • Backdated claims profil de paulette60


    Backdated claims - Blaby District Council. Due to essential maintenance some online services including viewing and registering your Council Tax Account and eBilling will be unavailable between.…
  • Backdating - London Borough of Barking and Dagenham profil de paulette60


    In special circumstances, we may be able to backdate your claim. This means that we can pay you Housing Benefit from an earlier date than when you submitted your claim. Qualifying for backdating.…
  • Backdating my benefits claim Backdating my benefits profil de paulette60


    Backdating can only be given where there are exceptional circumstances that prevented a claim from being made earlier. Examples include…
  • Backdated benefits - who can claim and how profil de paulette60


    Can I make a backdated claim? If you want your benefit to be paid from an earlier date you must have good reason for not making a claim sooner.…
  • Housing benefit - backdated claims Derby City Council profil de paulette60


    If you think you should get backdated benefit but your circumstances are not listed on this page, contact us for more information or make a claim for backdating.…