Backdating child tax
If you do not tell us about a change of circumstances within one calendar month of the change, and the change results in an increase in your housing benefit and/or council tax support, then you could lose out on money.When should you report the change You must tell the benefits service within one calendar month of the date of the change.If you report the change after one calender month has passed, and you are entitled to more housing benefit, you will only be awarded the additional housing benefit from the Monday after you reported the change.To advise us of a change you can use the change of circumstances form.
If you are requested to provide supporting documentary evidence in respect of your benefit claim you can do so by completing our online form and attaching the documents.
If you or your partner is self-employed, we need your accounts for the last financial year or, if you have been trading for less than 6 months, a summary of your trading records so far. You may need you to complete a Self-employed certificate.