There are no set time limits on making a backdate request.
The rules about when we can backdate a benefit are different for different groups of people.
If you are a pension age customer, we can sometimes backdate the start of your benefit to up to three months before the date you claimed.
How to appeal against a backdating decision In order for a backdate of Council Tax Reduction to be allowed you will have to show 'good cause' why you did not apply earlier.
There is no formal definition of 'good cause', each case will be decided on the individual situation.
Whether you are entitled to Council Tax Support depends on our local Council Tax Support scheme, who is in your household, your circumstances and your income and capital.