You will be expected to explain your reasons fully and give us evidence to support what you tell us.Most reasons fall into one of the following broad categories, but this is not a full list: If you are making a claim there is a backdating section in our online claim form.'Working age' customers are people who are under the qualifying age for State Pension Credit.More about the qualifying age for State Pension Credit Housing Benefit.I now attend to appeal and is there anything specific I should write in my appeal to get the backdating of JSA Hello You will need to ask DWP to reconsider their decision.You have 1 month from the date of the decision letter to ask for this.you will need this should they not change their original decision If you need help with this you can contact Turn to Us
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If you are over pension credit age, the law requires us to automatically treat your claim for Housing Benefit as being made 3 months before we actually received your claim.
This would mean we can consider paying you for a period up to 3 months before the date we received your application form.
If you have more than one reason for not claiming sooner, you must tell us about all those reasons.
Here are some examples of 'good cause' that we would consider to backdate your claim: These are not the only reasons we will treat as being a good cause for backdating a claim.