Free sex chat with aunti - Backdating housing benefit

If you qualify for Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support, we will normally pay your benefit from the Monday following the day your completed claim form is received.

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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support normally start from the Monday after you claim.

However, claims delayed for a good reason can be treated as made at an earlier date, and if you are a pensioner we can backdate your claim automatically.

You will need to submit your request for a backdate in writing and show that you had continuous 'good cause' for failing to make an earlier claim.

You can request backdated benefit on the benefit claim form or via a letter.

We can only do this if you are liable to pay rent or council tax during this period and you are entitled to claim.

If this is the case, we will write to you to ask for further details if we do not have them.

We look at each backdating request individually, and decide whether you have shown good cause for delaying your claim.

Please give as much detail as you can, and also provide any evidence you have to support your request.

We will need to see proof of your income, savings and rent payments for the period you want to backdate your benefit for and any proof to support your reasons (for example, medical certificates or hospital letters). You can also get help from an advice agency, such as a Citizens Advice Bureau.

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