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About backdating

alunb99alunb99 Member Posts: 3 Listener
hi can anyone tell me I've just started claiming universal tax credit can I get it backdated 3 months and if so how do I go about it I've not had my first payment yet and there's not paying for my mental health either so I don't understand how much I'll get and we'll get extra money for my mental health


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    I'm afraid you won't be able to backdate your UC for 3 months. The most they will backdate it is 1 month but then it's only in the most extreme circumstances will they agree to do this.

    Before you claimed UC were you working or claiming a different benefit?

    Are you working and claiming UC or are you sending in fit/sick notes?

    Are you single or claiming as a couple?

    Sorry for the questions but without those answers no further advice can be given. If you don't like to give that information on a forum then you'll need to speak to an advice agency near you for a full benefits check.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alunb99, how are you getting on with this?

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