Backdating working tax credit
In order for your claim to be processed we need to see: If you are self-employed, we need to see your accounts for the period in question.
For more information please contact our office and an officer will be able to explain more.
Let us know if you need more than four weeks to provide proof.
Forms and documents can be brought to any Comhairle Office. We do not accept responsibility for the loss of any documents sent by post and so it is therefore recommended that you bring any valuable documents to one of our offices.
Backdating benefits is sometimes possible depending on the circumstances.
The rules about when we can backdate a benefit are different for different groups of people.
For more details on what is acceptable evidence please read the notes supplied with the application form.
You can only get backdated benefit if there is continuous 'good cause' as to why you were unable to apply for your benefit earlier.
There is no way to apply for the element seperately.
The form only asks whether the child is DLA, to which they would have ticked no.
The notes to the form do state that they should have sent a seperate letter with the form.
Clients required an interpretter at interview, and was not actually likely to read through the guidance notes, when nothing on the form indicated that there was any complication there. How in heavens name can you claim for the disability element when you can't predict the outcome of the DLA claim. But then again, we are talking Tax Credits Nice to know everyone feels the same about this one. How much can they rely on saying that the client should have read one small paragraph in the 56 page guidance notes (page 15), when nothing on the actual form indicates that there is any confusion there ? It is yet another area where they offer so much less protection to people than Income Support.