Changes of circumstances can be backdated up to 1 month.Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period for changes of circumstances was 3 months.If you miss that date then the DLA will be paid from the date they received your application.If the DLA is refused and you ask for a reconsideration which is successful then the above rules still apply so it will be backdated as above. If you accept the decision and then make a new application you can't get the DLA backdated to the original application but only to the beginning of the new application.
Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period was 93 days.
Backdating more than 31 days/1 month There are two situations in which it is possible to get backdating of more than 31days/1 month: Refugee status If a person has claimed asylum as a refugee and is then awarded refugee status, providing they apply for tax credits within one month of receiving notification of that refugee status, they will be treated as if they made their tax credits claim from the original date they claimed asylum.
Prior to 6 April 2012, refugees had 3 months from being awarded refugee status to inform HMRC and receive longer backdating.
Thankyou Ladies, My husband and I currently work 7 days a week between us so it would be a help.
I currently earn 68 per week working part time, I think I read that as long as you earn under 100 per week you can still apply. Thanks again xx Carers Allowance is an earnings replacement benefit.