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LHA Extra Bedroom Disability Backdated?

callumt72
callumt72 Community member Posts: 24 Connected

I have a question regarding the LHA (Local Housing Allowance) extra room for individuals with disabilities. I recently applied for this allowance as it appeared in my UC account to do list, due to my disability and was awarded it.

I'm unsure if it can be backdated they asked me when I signed up how long have I needed extra room for. Does anyone here have experience with this or know if backdating is possible for the LHA extra room for disability benefits? because I receive LCWRA and PIP and they've new this since day one of receiving universal credit?  

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    All you can do is ask and it will be down to a decision maker to make the final decision. The extra bedroom for a carer, isn't something that's automatically paid so please be aware of that. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • callumt72
    callumt72 Community member Posts: 24 Connected
    All you can do is ask and it will be down to a decision maker to make the final decision. The extra bedroom for a carer, isn't something that's automatically paid so please be aware of that. 
    Sorry what do you mean the decision maker the award was given, the LHA for extra room but do you mean it needs to be assessed for backdating?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes that's exactly what I meant because your question was regarding backdating the extra bedroom. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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