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Council tax

Backdating housing benefit/council tax reduction

Sometimes we can pay benefit/reduction for a period before the date you made your claim for housing benefit and/or council tax reduction. This is called backdating. The law says we can backdate your benefit/reduction for up to 6 months. However, you must have a good reason why your claim is late. This is known as 'good cause'.

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