Backdating explain

It is up to you to show that you had good reason throughout the whole period.

It does not have to be the same reason throughout the period.

'Working age' customers are people who are under the qualifying age for State Pension Credit.

More about the qualifying age for State Pension Credit Housing Benefit.

From 2 July 2001, changes were made to the rules about what to do if you are not happy with a written decision we have sent to you about your benefit entitlement.If you are still dissatisfied you may be able to appeal to an independent tribunal who can change the decision if they agree it is wrong.There are time limits for asking for decisions to be looked at again, and procedures to be followed.However, if the person you look after is living alone and receives a means-tested benefit, your claim for Carer's Allowance may affect their means-tested benefits.You can still make the claim for Carer's Allowance, but should think carefully about the implications before you do.