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Backdating - Council Tax Support: Outline


A claimant may be eligible for their claim to be backdated if there is a valid reason why they were unable to apply for their Council Tax Support earlier.

In order for a backdate of Council Tax Support to be allowed you will have to show 'good cause' as to why you did not apply earlier and that good cause' existed continuously during the period for which backdating is requested.

Each case will be decided according to its own individual situation. Examples of 'good cause' are prolonged illness or bereavement. Please provide as much information and evidence as you can to support your claim.

For further advice visit the Citizens Advice Bureau Advice Guide website.
Please find our online Benefits forms here.



Normal office hours Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (except public holidays)

Contact: Benefits Department

Telephone: 01706 217777

Benefits Department, PO Box 104, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 3BU

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