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Benefit / reduction will normally be awarded from the Monday following the week in which we receive your application form.
In certain circumstances, it may be possible to award benefit / reduction from an earlier date. The maximum amount of time that your claim can be backdated is different for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claims.
The maximum period a claim for Council Tax Reduction can be backdated for working age customers is six months from the date you request it.Housing benefit and Local Housing Allowance are normally paid from the Monday after we receive your claim, however, claims can sometimes be backdated to start from an earlier date.There are different rules for backdating claims depending on your age.If you claimed backdated council tax support, any backdated support will be shown on your council tax bill.In your request for backdating, you need to tell us the date you want to have your claim paid from and also the circumstances that prevented you from making your application earlier.