From 1st April we may be able to backdate your Housing Benefit for up to 1 month, but you MUST have a good reason for not having claimed sooner.
'Working age' customers are people who are under the qualifying age for State Pension Credit.
Normally your benefits will start from the Monday after we receive your completed form.
We may be able to pay benefit from an earlier date if you can show there was good cause for a delay in making your claim, throughout the whole period you would like it to be backdated.
Your benefit will usually start the Monday after we receive your application.
In some circumstances, we may be able to pay Housing Benefit for an earlier date than the date of your claim form. Backdating is sometimes possible, but there are only limited circumstances, so it is best to make your claim for housing benefit as soon as possible.
There are two forms of Jobseeker's Allowance, contribution-based and income-based.
The maximum amount payable was seven shillings a week.The main regulatory provisions with regard to claims are Legislation contained in Chapter 1 of Part 7 of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations (S. Previously - SI 55 of 1998, SI 159 of 2000 and SI 160 of 2000.Note: See also references to claims and late claims within separate guidelines dealing with the individual schemes.In the case of certificates required for the purpose of obtaining Supplementary Welfare Allowance, no fee is payable.Where certificates have been obtained for a reduced fee, they are retained by the Department of Social Protection.Find out how to backdate your claim using the links below: We will usually need to see proof of the things you tell us about.