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Our social security unit comprises four specialist caseworkers who also convene a Social Security Practitioner Forum within the advice sector.
The Department for Work and Pensions proposes to introduce regulations to take effect from 6th October 2008 which will provide for the time for claiming Housing Benefit and Pension Credit for pensioners to be reduced from 12 to three months; the backdating period for HB working age customers to be reduced from 52 weeks to three months and the period for which Pension Credit may be retained while abroad to be increased to 13 weeks.
You will then have the right of revision or appeal against our decision not to backdate your claim.
Normally we will start your claim from the Monday after we receive your application form or letter.
It is therefore very important that you get your application form or letter to us as soon as possible because it affects the date your benefit claim will start from.
Some examples of when you may have "good cause" are: Your claim will be considered by a Benefits Officer.
The more information and evidence you give in support of your claim the quicker a decision can be made. Any backdated award of HB or CTS will be paid in the normal way.