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If you are over pension credit age, the law requires us to automatically treat your claim for Housing Benefit as being made 3 months before we actually received your claim.This would mean we can consider paying you for a period up to 3 months before the date we received your application form.
In all cases you must have good reason for not claiming sooner, throughout the period that you are requesting backdating for.
It is best to ask for backdating when you fill in your claim form for Housing Benefit.
You should include a statement as to why you did not claim before.
Therefore, I would say that the term 'backdating' in this instance is being used incorrectly.
Although, obviously, the amount due should be paid (backdated) from the date when the claim was orginally made.