Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
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The Rules

When can a HB claim be backdated?

Time Limits

How far back can a claim be backdated?

How to Request

How should a claimant make a request for a backdate?

Good Cause

Working age claimants must have 'good cause' for a backdate - but what is 'good cause'?

What happens next

What will the HB Office do when they receive a backdate request?

Refused

What if the backdate is refused?

Alternatives

Are there any alternatives to a backdate?

Standard Letters

Standard Letters to help.

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