Backdating housing benefit

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Your claim will be considered by a benefits officer.The more information and evidence you give in support of your claim the quicker a decision can be made.You will need to supply documentary proof of your income and savings for the period you are asking to be backdated.

This is something that would stop a person making a claim on time.

However, the benefit rules still require you to sign your claim before we can look at it.

When we receive your claim online, we will make two printed copies of it.

Both copies will then be sent to you by post within seven days.

A claim may be backdated for a maximum of one month from the date of your claim (if you are working age), or three months (if you are of pensionable age).

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