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Can anyone point me to where it says that HB will only get backdated 1 month?

 

It seems as if all Local Authorities apply this rule, but I am finding it hard to locate the exact legislation permitting them to do so.

 

I would be very grateful on behalf of one of my helpees.

 

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That would be the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 as amended by a 2015 statutory instrument number 1857:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1857/contents/made

 

For a more detailed insight, you might want to read the SSAC report: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/475691/housing-benefit-abolishing-family-premium-regulations.pdf


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Much appreciated, thanks. :-)

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