Faizah claimed asylum as a refugee on 12th May 2008 and was granted refugee status on 10th April 2012.
She applies for tax credits on 8th May 2012 (within one month).
Backdating more than 31 days/1 month There are two situations in which it is possible to get backdating of more than 31days/1 month: Refugee status If a person has claimed asylum as a refugee and is then awarded refugee status, providing they apply for tax credits within one month of receiving notification of that refugee status, they will be treated as if they made their tax credits claim from the original date they claimed asylum.
Prior to 6 April 2012, refugees had 3 months from being awarded refugee status to inform HMRC and receive longer backdating.
But a claim may generally only be backdated by a maximum of 31 days.
Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period was 93 days.
Changes of circumstances can be backdated up to 1 month.
Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period for changes of circumstances was 3 months.
Zabia claimed asylum as a refugee on 28th September 2008 and was granted refugee status on 10th April 2012.Providing they then notified HMRC within 93 days of the award of that qualifying benefit, backdating should have been given to the date from which the disability benefit was awarded or from the date of claim whichever was the later.If there was an ongoing tax credits award, the claimant had to notify HMRC both when they applied for the qualifying benefit and then again within 3 months of it being awarded in order to receive backdating of more than 3 months.You are here: Benefits Guides | Disability Living Allowance Disability Living Allowance WARNING THIS BENEFIT IS FINISHED FOR MOST NEW CLAIMANTS OVER 16 FROM 9TH JUNE 2013 claim this instead, IF YOU HAVE DLA NOW AND WERE OVER 65 ON 8/4/13 YOU REMAIN ON DLA, IF YOU WERE UNDER 65 ON THIS DATE YOU STAY ON IT FOR SOME TIME UNTIL YOU ARE ASKED BY THE DWP TO MOVE TO PIP. A non-means tested non-taxable, Social Security Allowance paid to people who need supervision or help with their daily or nightly care needs or have mobility problems. A before age sixty-five it continues as long as you continue to meet the qualifying conditions. You should also have a full benefit check done as DLA and Carer Allowance also increases many other benefits........................................................................................It is paid in two parts, the care component (Low 21.80, Middle 55.10, High 82.30) and mobility component (Low 21.80, High 57.45) you can have one component on its own or both together. If you live alone and no one has Carer Allowance for looking after you, your Income Supportwill also increase from 73.10 weekly to 182.95 weekly. If you are classed as terminally ill you are not required to wait the normal three months before claiming. Q: I have Income Based ESA and live with my two son's aged 26 and 34 they both work full time. It will, you should let the local Council know that you now have the care component and from when it was awarded to you.It is important to note that any backdated amount due will be reduced by any support received under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (such as NASS payments) unless any DWP backdating has already been reduced to take these payments into account.