How do I request that my claim is backdated?
If you feel that you wish to make an application, please
complete and return this form:
In most cases, if you or your partner are aged 60 or more and
in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) or Income Support
then you may apply for your claim to be backdated for a maximum of
6 months from the date of request.
If you are in receipt of Pension Credit then
backdating will be automatically considered for a maximum of 3
months prior to the date of application but only back to you
or your partner's 60th birthday or the day you become liable
for rent if this is later.
In all cases backdating of a claim can be considered for a
maximum of 6 months from the date of receipt of a written request
where continuous good cause for the failure to make a claim is