A request for backdated benefit should be made at the same time as a new claim.
Backdating - Council Tax Support - Working Age With effect from 1 April 2016, the maximum period for which Council Tax Support claims may be backdated for working age claimants reduces from six months to three months.
Most reasons fall into one of the following broad categories, but this is not a full list: If you are making a claim there is a backdating section in our online claim form.
If you have already made a claim you can ask us separately about backdating.
Or you can make an appointment to speak to an advisor who will take details of your request.
If we refuse to backdate your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support you can appeal against our decision .
An example might be a delay due to someone being in hospital and having no one to help them make a claim on time.