From 1st April 2013 Council Tax Benefit will be abolished and replaced by Local Council Tax Support (LCTS)
A to Z of services: Backdating - Local Council Tax Support
Backdating - Local Council Tax Support: Outline
Normally the Council will start your claim from the Monday after the claim form is received.
The Council may be able to pay benefit from an earlier date if you are able to show that there was "good cause" for the delay in making your claim, throughout the whole period that you would like it to be backdated.
For more information on housing benefit and council tax benefit, visit our Advice and Benefits section.
Contact: Benefits Section
Department: Chief Executive's
Telephone: 01429 284188Benefits Section, Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY