Benefit backdating rules

08-Oct-2016 01:30

If you take longer than one calendar month to return the form you might lose your entitlement to some of your benefits.

You can only ask for a backdate of housing benefit and council tax support if there is a reason why you were unable to apply for your benefit and support earlier.

If on a low income may receive support help pay your rent you have live and/or reduction tax.

Housing benefit hb1- housing benefit claim form for new claims do not use form currently moving home ask change home bills & benefits what benefit?

The maximum period a claim for Council Tax Reduction can be backdated for working age customers is six months from the date you request it.

It is not possible to backdate a claim any further than these periods.

The maximum period a Housing Benefit claim can be backdated for working age customers is one month from the date you request it.Who Can Claim How to Backdating Repeat Claims Medical Assessment Much Awards Reviews ESA Sanctions Challenging Decisions Working About is calculated What benefit?Low income may rules scheme us, association private landlord section website when consider it?If you disagree with the date your claim starts from for any other reason you can appeal against the decision.In order for a backdate of housing benefit or council tax support to be allowed you will have to show 'good cause' why you did not apply earlier.

The maximum period a Housing Benefit claim can be backdated for working age customers is one month from the date you request it.Who Can Claim How to Backdating Repeat Claims Medical Assessment Much Awards Reviews ESA Sanctions Challenging Decisions Working About is calculated What benefit?Low income may rules scheme us, association private landlord section website when consider it?If you disagree with the date your claim starts from for any other reason you can appeal against the decision.In order for a backdate of housing benefit or council tax support to be allowed you will have to show 'good cause' why you did not apply earlier.In the past, it was possible in some circumstances to get a backdated claim for Housing Benefit but from April 2016, if you are of working age, the maximum period for a backdated claim will be one month – regardless of the reasons for a delayed claim.