To qualify for backdating, you must be able to prove you had good cause for the period you are claiming.
If your request has been successful you will be informed by letter.
If you qualify for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction (or both), your entitlement will normally be awarded from the Monday after you requested the application form (as long as you return the form within one calendar month).
There is no limit on backdating providing you can show that you qualified for the reduction on any day concerned. This case is now at the Ombudsman’s office and because the council set out their financial arguments for limiting backdating quite well, I’m somewhat afraid that the ombudsman will simply follow their lead.State Pension Credit Age is currently anyone born before 05/04/1953 but is updated regularly.Please use the attached link to establish when you will become eligible.You can't get Council Tax Reduction if: Use our benefits calculator to see if you might get help with Council Tax costs.Claim Council Tax Reduction We’ll tell you our decision within 21 days of receiving your claim.