Backdating rent allowance

This must be for the whole time you are asking for your claim to be backdated.

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You can also ask an independent advice agency to help you.

Once we have looked at your letter and made any enquiries needed, we will decide if your claim can be backdated.

You must make a request for backdating, this may be when you make your claim or at a later date.

The time limit applies from the date the request for backdating was made.

You must show good cause for the delay in making your claim.

We must be satisfied that any person of the same age, health and experiences as yourself would also have failed to claim benefit from the earlier date.

Stockton Welfare Rights Advice for confidential advice.

Telephone: 01642 526141 Email: [email protected] Visit the Stockton & District Advice & Information Service website for further information.

In some circumstances, we may be able to pay Housing Benefit for an earlier date than the date of your claim form. Backdating is sometimes possible, but there are only limited circumstances, so it is best to make your claim for housing benefit as soon as possible.

The rules about when we can pay a backdate are different for people who are working age and people who have reached pension age.

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