Reasons for backdating income support
So it's important to fill in your claim form and send it back to them as soon as you think you qualify. In certain circumstances, backdating happens automatically when the Tax Credit Office deals with your claim, using the dates you've given them on your claim form.
If you're claiming for a new baby, the Tax Credit Office will automatically backdate your claim to their date of birth if you make the claim within three months.
Depending on your circumstances the Tax Credit Office may pay tax credits for up to three months from the date they get your claim form. Sometimes your claim for an extra amount of tax credits because you have a disability can be backdated for more than three months.
The Tax Credit Office can usually only backdate your claim for a period of up to three months from the date they get your form.
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There are limits as to how far back we can go and these time limits start from when we receive your request for backdated benefit.
Likewise, if you become responsible for a child, they will automatically backdate your claim to the date you started looking after the child as long as you make the claim within three months.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support is normally paid from the Monday after we receive your claim.If there has been a good reason why you could not complete or get your form to us sooner, then you can ask for your claim to be 'backdated' to an earlier date.You, or your partner have a disability If you’re making a new claim for Working Tax Credit the Tax Credit Office may be able to backdate any payments you’re entitled to (including any extra tax credits for being disabled) for more than three months.For this to happen both of the following need to apply: If you’re already getting Working Tax Credit and are now claiming extra tax credits for having a disability tell the Tax Credit Office as soon as you know that you’re entitled to a qualifying sickness or disability related benefit, for example Disability Living Allowance.