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If you are of working age the maximum period for which a claim can be backdated was reduced from six months to one month from 1st April 2016.You may still be entitled to up to six months if you applied before that date.You will be expected to explain your reasons fully and give us evidence to support what you tell us.

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This process is not backdating, it is what the law says must happen when you apply.

This rule also applies to men over pension credit age but less than aged 65 who are NOT in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).

Secondly, if entitlement can be proved, a claim can be backdated.

Using that verb is far easier and understandable, so do continue to say 'backdating'.

We will look at all the circumstances during the time you delayed making a claim and will decide if the delay was reasonable enough to allow backdating. We can automatically backdate your Housing Benefit for up to three months if you are of pension age.

You do not have to ask us to do it or give any reasons for not claiming earlier.

'Working age' customers are people who are under the qualifying age for State Pension Credit.

More about the qualifying age for State Pension Credit Housing Benefit.

It is up to you to show that you had good reason throughout the whole period.

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