The backdating of
From 6 April 2009, providing the claimant notifies HMRC within 1 month (3 months prior to 6 April 2012) of being awarded the qualifying benefit, they will receive full backdating.
There is no need to tell HMRC when they apply for the disability benefit.
Changes of circumstances can be backdated up to 1 month.
This section of the website provides information about when claims can be backdated as well as links to HMRC guidance about the backdating process.The claim for tax credits is treated as being made on the date she claimed asylum (12th May 2008).Zabia claimed asylum as a refugee on 28th September 2008 and was granted refugee status on 10th April 2012.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.