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 one month, however to do this you must show good cause as to why you were not able to apply sooner. Please provide evidence to support your backdate request, for example a medical certificate or a letter from your support worker.

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