Housing benefit - backdated claims
If you make a late claim for Housing Benefit, we may be able to
pay your benefit from an earlier date.
We can only backdate your benefit if you show continuous good cause
for making a late claim. There is no formal definition of a ‘good
cause’, so we judge each case on its own merits.
How to apply
When you complete an application form for Housing Benefit and/or
Council Tax benefit, you will need to tell us the reason/s why you
did not claim earlier, and send any proof that you have to
support this claim with your application.