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For council tax discount we can consider backdating your claim for up to 3 months.
You have to prove 'good cause' for not claiming earlier but we must take account of all the facts of your case.
You don’t need the birth or adoption certificate if you’ve claimed Child Benefit before and are making a new claim for the same child.
Housing benefit and/or council tax support can be considered for backdating up to one month (this changed in April 2016).
It can take up to 12 weeks to process a new Child Benefit claim (or longer if you’re new to the UK).
Claim Child Benefit as soon as your child is born or comes to live with you.
In order for a request for backdating to be considered there must be what is called 'good cause' and the council must be satisfied with the reasons you have given for not claiming benefit / reduction at the appropriate time.
Examples of 'good cause' are: If you wish to make a claim for backdated benefit / reduction you need to: Complete the backdated claims section of the application form and tell us why you wish to claim backdated benefit / reduction, the date you want to claim from and your reasons for not applying at the time.
It is always best to make your claim as soon as possible.
Examples of 'good cause' could be that: We do look at each case individually but can only make a decision based on the information you give to us, so it is important that you give us as much information as you can to support your request for backdating.
Based on the information you have provided, we will decide whether or not we are able to backdate your benefit.
Child Benefit can be backdated for up to 3 months - make your claim as soon as possible.
If you don’t have the birth or adoption certificate, you should still send in your claim form - send the certificate later on when you’ve got it.