Backdating council tax benefit uk
If your request has been successful you will be informed by letter.If your request has been unsuccessful you will be informed by letter.If there has been a reason which stopped or delayed you applying for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction you can ask for your claim to be 'backdated' so that it starts from an earlier date.If you qualify for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction (or both), your entitlement will normally be awarded from the Monday after you requested the application form (as long as you return the form within one calendar month).Alternatively, you can make a request in writing or by email using the details below.
In order for a backdate of Council Tax Support to be allowed you will have to show 'good cause' why you did not apply earlier.
In some cases the start date of your claim can be backdated for up to one month prior to your claim date.
Before a backdating award can be considered you must be able to prove good cause and show why you did not claim earlier.
If you or your partner, are aged 60 or over, and you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction (or both), your claim will automatically be considered for backdating to an earlier date.
Backdating may apply: You may be asked to provide proof of your income, savings and rent (if you pay rent) for the backdated period. Good cause is a reason that prevented you from not applying earlier.Council Tax Reduction can be backdated for a maximum of one month if you are of working age.