Accepted reasons for backdating job seekers allowance
How do I raise an appeal against a decision made by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in relation to my benefits? Can I have representation or an advisor at my appeal hearing? Secondly, you must ask for the decision to be reconsidered: this is called a “mandatory reconsideration.” At this stage, you should explain why you think the decision is wrong and show any evidence you have to support this.
Can I get Employment Support Allowance (ESA) while I wait for my appeal hearing? The DWP will then send you two copies of the “mandatory decision notice” which will explain their reasons for changing or not changing the decisions.
There are two forms of Jobseeker's Allowance, contribution-based and income-based.
Universal Credit was due to replace Jobseeker's Allowance and other benefits for 500,000 new claimants from October 2013, To be eligible for JSA, claimants must state that they are actively seeking work by filling in a Jobseeker's Agreement form and attending a New Jobseeker interview (NJI).
Apply To apply for backdating, complete our application for backdated benefit or ring us on 01423 500600 for a form.
If you're making a new claim for benefit, you can apply for backdating on our main claim form.
In your request for backdating, you need to tell us the date you want to have your claim paid from and also the circumstances that prevented you from making your application earlier.
Claimants must be between 18 years of age and the State Pension age.
How long it takes to work out your claim depends on how quickly you send in all the information and how busy we are when you make your claim.
If you are making a new claim for benefit our aim to assess your entitlement within 24 days, sooner if you supply all the supporting evidence.
Council Tax Support will be paid straight to your Council Tax account.
You will receive a bill showing any amount you have to pay after benefit has been awarded.
Housing Benefit is paid to the tenant unless circumstances allow Housing Benefit be paid to the landlord.