There is no time limit in which to submit a council tax support appeal.
If you claim housing benefit and/or council tax support we must consider your claim from any period in the three months before the day the claim is actually received.
Examples of 'good cause' could be that: We do look at each case individually but can only make a decision based on the information you give to us, so it is important that you give us as much information as you can to support your request for backdating.
Based on the information you have provided, we will decide whether or not we are able to backdate your benefit.
We can only do this if you are liable to pay rent or council tax during this period and you are entitled to claim.
If this is the case, we will write to you to ask for further details if we do not have them.
Normally your application will be assessed and the amount of benefit given is calculated from the Monday after the date of your application.
Under Housing Benefit law your claim for benefit must be made in writing.People Pension Age: If you or your partner are Pension age, we can backdate your benefit for up to 3 months.People Under Pension Age : If you and your partner are both under Pension Age, we can backdate your benefit for up to 1 month, but only if there was a good reason why you could not make the claim earlier.Your request must be in writing and this can be done either by: We can backdate your Housing Benefit for a maximum of one month from the date you submitted your backdate request.We may be able to pay you Housing Benefit for up to three months before the date you claimed.