Backdating council tax benefit

Please see further down this page for more information. Every question on the form must be answered, and you must provide all the evidence necessary.If you fail to do so, you will be asked to provide further information and this will lead to a delay in your claim being processed.This process is not backdating, it is what the law says must happen when you apply.This rule also applies to men over pension credit age but less than aged 65 who are NOT in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).Anyone who has to pay Council Tax who is on a low income can claim Council Tax Support, regardless of whether they are retired, unemployed, or in full or part-time work.

If you have only been awarded a discount because some or all the people who live with you are severely mentally impaired, you may still be entitled to claim Council Tax Reduction against the remainder of your charge.

Council tax is a local form of taxation on domestic property and is collected by local councils (often referred to as local authorities).

The person (or people) who own or rent the home is/are legally responsible for paying the council tax bill.

Working age residents in these postcodes, who need help with their rent, must claim Universal Credit from the Department of Work and Pensions for help with their housing costs. All other working age residents If you are not single without a child and do not live in SM4 or CR4, may claim Housing Benefit.

Single working age residents with no children If you are a single person with no children you should go to GOV. If you are not eligible they DWP will tell you and then you are eligible to claim Housing Benefit to help with your housing costs.