A guide to backdating

Your entitlement will normally start from the Monday after the date your claim form is received.

If you are of pension credit age, we will automatically backdate your claim for a period of three months.

If you are of working age you can ask us to backdate your claim for a period of six months if you request it and can provide evidence of why you were unable to claim sooner, such as medical certificates or a letter from a support worker.

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