Reasons for backdating council tax software updating system 2 0 rus
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are normally awarded from the Monday after you submit your claim.
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.
It is not possible to backdate a claim any further than these periods.
In order for a request for backdating to be considered there must be what is called 'good cause' and the council must be satisfied with the reasons you have given for not claiming benefit / reduction at the appropriate time.
For example don't delay your claim because you can't get the evidence we need.
Send your claim to us and provide the evidence later, but within one month.
Benefit / reduction will normally be awarded from the Monday following the week in which we receive your application form.
In certain circumstances, it may be possible to award benefit / reduction from an earlier date. The maximum amount of time that your claim can be backdated is different for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claims.
If your request has been successful you will be informed by letter.
However, occasionally, some customers will want it paid from an earlier date, in other words, they want us to 'backdate' their reduction.
Backdating is sometimes possible but it can only be done in limited circumstances so it is always best to make your claim as soon as possible.
The maximum period a Housing Benefit claim can be backdated for working age customers is one month from the date you request it.
The maximum period a claim for Council Tax Reduction can be backdated for working age customers is six months from the date you request it.