They said that everyone who could be affected will be contacted directly by the department.Turn2us says it is important that this happens as quickly as possible.This section of the website provides information about when claims can be backdated as well as links to HMRC guidance about the backdating process.Now that Universal Credit (UC) is available across the UK, most people can no longer make a brand new claim for tax credits, even where that fresh tax credits claim would otherwise be backdated to cover a period before the UC claim was made.your carers is not paid from when you get a decision !!!!!Will I be paid what im due for january as I am now in dire straits as in 2 days time all my household bills which are paid by direct debit will be taken from my bank and I have no money to cover them ???For more information, see our who can claim section.Standard backdating An initial claim can be backdated if the circumstances entitling the person to tax credits have subsisted for the period of the backdating, in other words providing the person claiming was entitled to tax credits at the earlier date and remained throughout the backdating period.
Prior to 6 April 2012, the backdating period for changes of circumstances was 3 months.
In addition to being illegal, backdating isn't always a sure thing.