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We will normally start your claim from the Monday after we receive your application form. You can ask for your claim to be backdated if there is a reason why you were unable to apply for your benefit earlier.
Request for backdated benefit
In order for a claim to be backdated you will have to show 'good cause' why you did not apply earlier.
The 'good cause' must have existed continuously during the period of your backdate request.
Some examples of when you may have good cause are:
The maximum period that a benefit claim can be backdated is 6 months if you are of working age, or 3 months if you are aged 60+, from the date of the backdate request.
You will need to provide evidence of your income and capital and circumstances for the period of your backdating request.
Benefits Team Blaby District Council Council Offices Desford Road Narborough Leicester LE19 2EP
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