Backdating pension credit

19 Jun

If you do need us to backdate your reduction, the rules about when we can backdate are different for different groups of people.

Email [email protected] or Write to: Benefits team East Devon District Council Knowle Sidmouth EX10 8HL Please provide: If we decide you have shown a good cause we will backdate your claim as far as we can.

However, occasionally, some customers will want it paid from an earlier date, in other words, they want us to 'backdate' their reduction.

Backdating is sometimes possible but it can only be done in limited circumstances so it is always best to make your claim as soon as possible.

Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period was 93 days.

Changes of circumstances can be backdated up to 1 month.