Backdating housing benefit
You will need to supply documentary proof of your income and savings for the period you are asking to be backdated.
There are different rules for backdating claims depending on your age.
Similarly, any changes to a Universal Credit claim should be highlighted via your digital account or local Job Centre.
You will need to provide evidence that the claim should be backdated.
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However, this is not true for most people living in homeless hostels and supported housing who will continue to get their rent paid via Housing Benefit.