Accepted reasons for backdating job seekers allowance

get maximum benefit - which is based on their eligible rent; Housing Benefit: Eligible Rent = Eligible Housing £55 per week A couple have no non-dependants. Their joint weekly income exceeds their applicable amount by £20.00. Claimants with excess income get maximum benefit minus a percentage of their excess income; Housing Benefit: Eligible Rent = £50.00 Minus 65% Of Excess Income (65% X £20.00) = £13.00 Equals Weekly Housing Benefit = £37.00 Further information on benefits is available at the Department for Work and Pensions Website to visit.Housing Benefit is paid every four weeks, in most cases 4 weeks in arrears.There are two forms of Jobseeker's Allowance, contribution-based and income-based.

If you disagree with our decision and have asked us to look at it again, we will respond within 28 days.

This process is not backdating, it is what the law says must happen when you apply.

This rule also applies to men over pension credit age but less than aged 65 who are NOT in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).

Housing Benefit is paid to the tenant unless circumstances allow Housing Benefit be paid to the landlord.

Payment is made by BACS directly into your bank account .