Disability elements Backdating is also possible by more than 31 days/1 month where entitlement to one of the disability elements is dependent upon an award of a qualifying benefit.
It is important to note that any backdated amount due will be reduced by any support received under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (such as NASS payments) unless any DWP backdating has already been reduced to take these payments into account.
Universal Credit Full Service has been introduced within some postcode areas of The Anglia Revenues Partnership including parts of Waveney District Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council & Fenland District Council.
For customers in receipt of Universal Credit, Housing Costs will be paid within the Universal Credit award and will replace Housing Benefit.
Zabia claimed asylum as a refugee on 28th September 2008 and was granted refugee status on 10th April 2012.
She applies for tax credits on 29th May 2012 (more than one month after notification of her refugee status).
Prior to 6 April 2012, refugees had 3 months from being awarded refugee status to inform HMRC and receive longer backdating.