Accepted reasons for backdating income support Sex chat for women without registration
If you're over pensionable age your claim for Housing Benefit and, or Council Tax Support will automatically be backdated for up to three months.You don't need to apply for this or explain why you didn't apply sooner, unless you're receiving Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance.
Note, however, that this only applies to someone who has been recognised as a refugee under the Geneva Convention, and not to someone with humanitarian protection or other leave.
In these circumstances, a claim for employment and support allowance may be more appropriate.
This needs to be explored sensitively, especially as the person concerned will have already been required to go over these details repeatedly with the immigration authorities.
The amount of asylum support for adults over 25 was cut from October 2009 to a little over £5 a day, a reduction from 70% to 55% of the IS rate.
It is difficult to see how this could constitute the same level of social assistance available to UK nationals and it may be possible to challenge the refusal of backdating of income support for refugees on this basis.