Contact Jobcentre Plus to claim Housing Benefit along with your application for the following benefits: You usually can’t get Universal Credit and Housing Benefit at the same time (unless you’re in certain kinds of supported housing).
You can get help paying for housing with your Universal Credit payment instead. You can claim in advance by up to 13 weeks (or 17 weeks if you’re aged 60 or over), for example if you’re moving. You might also be able to get your claim backdated - ask your council.
Sometimes certain claims (such as insurance claims) can be backdated if the could not be completed at an earlier date, although there must be good reason for neglecting to claim in advance.
If your backdated claim is approved, you will be able to receive benefits from a certain date in the past.
"It is now the task of each of us to redouble our efforts to repair that damage, to recommit ourselves to the administration of true justice and to fully restore the confidence and trust of the citizens of our court.”A long-time Raleigh attorney whose practice handled more than 2,000 cases each year, Crouch was also disbarred as part of his plea deal with prosecutors."I stand before you, judge, a man who's been disgraced, humiliated and had stripped away from my soul any dignity that I've earned in my life," Crouch told Ridgeway before sentencing.
This process is not backdating, it is what the law says must happen when you apply.
This rule also applies to men over pension credit age but less than aged 65 who are NOT in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
— A Wake County judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Raleigh defense attorney to 12 to 34 months in prison on charges that he altered court records relating to dozens of DWI convictions in an effort to lessen driving penalties for his clients.
James Crouch pleaded guilty last month to charges that he backdated convictions in an effort to shorten or eliminate license suspensions in approximately 50 driving while impaired cases from May 2008 to April 2012.