Back dating housing benefit

11-Jul-2018 09:59

For us to work out how much you will be entitled to you will need to give us proof of your income, savings and rent for the period you want to claim.It would help your application if you can also provide any documentary evidence that you might have to support the reasons for your late application.If you are a working age customer, we cannot backdate your Council Tax Reduction claim.If you qualify for Housing Benefit, we usually pay it from the Monday after we get your claim or the Monday after your application form was issued, if received within one month.If you require assistance with a backdate request you may can contact the Citizen's Advice Bureau for advice.We know from many of our members that it can be very difficult to get some of the people they work with to make a timely claim for Housing Benefit.You can upload any evidence to support your claim using our Once we’ve considered your evidence, we’ll let you know if your claim was successful.If your claim was for backdated council tax support, any backdated support will be shown on your council tax bill.

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If you are of pensionable age, we are able to consider ‘backdating’ your Council Tax Reduction claim for up to three months automatically.If we send you an application form we will allow you one calendar month to complete and return it.If you take longer than one calendar month to return the form you might lose your entitlement to some of your benefits.If there has been a reason which stopped or delayed you applying for housing benefit or council tax support you can ask for your claim to be 'backdated' so that it starts from an earlier date.Under housing benefit and council tax support law your claim for benefit must be made in writing, either on a benefits application form or by letter.

If you are of pensionable age, we are able to consider ‘backdating’ your Council Tax Reduction claim for up to three months automatically.If we send you an application form we will allow you one calendar month to complete and return it.If you take longer than one calendar month to return the form you might lose your entitlement to some of your benefits.If there has been a reason which stopped or delayed you applying for housing benefit or council tax support you can ask for your claim to be 'backdated' so that it starts from an earlier date.Under housing benefit and council tax support law your claim for benefit must be made in writing, either on a benefits application form or by letter.You do need to ask us to backdate your claim if you or your partner are of working age. Examples of good reasons are: ‘Thinking that you may not be entitled to benefit’ or ‘not knowing that you could claim’ aren’t good reasons for backdating your claim.