Backdating a claim
If you are over pension credit age, the law requires us to automatically treat your claim for Housing Benefit as being made 3 months before we actually received your claim.
This would mean we can consider paying you for a period up to 3 months before the date we received your application form.
In your request for backdating, you need to tell us the date you want to have your claim paid from and also the circumstances that prevented you from making your application earlier.
This would be for the period between when you want your award of Housing Benefit to start and when you actually make your claim.
[email protected] London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Benefits Service PO Box 72385London SW18 9PG To drop off any documents requested please come to the Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.For working age people the backdate period will continue to be 6 months.For older people the backdate period will continue to be 3 months.From 1st April we may be able to backdate your Housing Benefit for up to 1 month, but you MUST have a good reason for not having claimed sooner. This Google™ translation feature, provided on the Employment Development Department (EDD) website, is for informational purposes only.
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