Council tax disability reduction backdating
To request backdating either: If you forgot to claim or did not know you could claim this would not be a good reason on its own.Your claim will be considered by a benefits officer.The more information and evidence you give in support of your claim the quicker a decision can be made. Any backdated award of HB will be paid on your next payment date.Any backdated award of CTR will be paid into your Council Tax account.You can request that we reconsider our decision by letter or email.
Click on this video for a quick lowdown on how to check and challenge your council tax band.If we have decided that you have not shown 'good cause' and we cannot backdate your claim, the reasons for this will be explained in our letter.If we decide not to backdate your claim and you do not agree with this decision you must contact us within one month of the decision letter.It's well worth asking: "What council tax band am I in?" Get your banding decreased and, as well as paying between £100 and £400 less each year, the repayment should be backdated to when you moved into the property – as far back as when the tax started in 1993.
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Got back from holiday recently to find I'd got a refund in excess of £2k!!