Council tax benefit backdating regulations


11-Mar-2019 19:58

Similarly, if their claim for tax credits is dependent on the qualifying benefit, providing they claim within 31 days (93 days prior to 6 April 2012) of being awarded the benefit they can receive full backdating. She applies for disability living allowance for her daughter Amy in April 2007.

If awarded then Sandra will be entitled to have the child disability element included in her claim.

From 6 April 2009, providing the claimant notifies HMRC within 1 month (3 months prior to 6 April 2012) of being awarded the qualifying benefit, they will receive full backdating.

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Zabia claimed asylum as a refugee on 28th September 2008 and was granted refugee status on 10th April 2012.

Changes of circumstances can be backdated up to 1 month.

Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period for changes of circumstances was 3 months.

Unfortunately the disability living allowance decision takes 6 months and Amy does not receive notification of her higher rate mobility award until October 2007.

Providing that Sandra notified HMRC that she claimed Disability Living Allowance in April 2008, and again notified them within three months of the award in October 2008, Sandra will receive backdating of the Disability element to April 2008.However, those who are claiming WTC for the first time will not receive automatic backdating and must request it.