Backdating job seekers allowance
The tribunal will then advise you on whether or not they can deal with your case, and how to proceed. You have one month from the date of the original judgment to do so.
In exceptional circumstances, you may be allowed to submit an appeal up to 13 months after the decision was made, however, you will be required to provide evidence of these circumstances (such as illness, bereavement, or being outside the UK at the time). Can I have representation or an advisor at my appeal hearing?
You can make an individual claim or a joint claim with your partner, or spouse.
To receive working tax credits, you must be in paid employment, or starting paid employment within 7 days of making your claim.
You will have to explain why you are claiming backdated Jobseekers’ Allowance on your claim form. In certain circumstances, you may face a civil penalty or prosecution if you knowingly took benefits you were not entitled to.
If the benefit provider has made a mistake in calculating your entitlement, they will usually get in touch with you to inform you of this.
You can ask for a “written statement of reasons” to be sent to you, detailing the reasons for the decision.
You should send the completed form together with one copy of your “mandatory decision notice” to the address on the form. As stated above, you need to ask for permission to appeal by firstly asking for a mandatory reconsideration.
(5) In this regulation, “polygamous marriage” means any marriage during the subsistence of which a party to it is married to more than one person and the ceremony of marriage took place under the law of a country which permits polygamy.
(6) References in these Regulations to a person participating as a service user are to the person— “voluntary work preparation” means particular action taken by a claimant and agreed by the Secretary of State for the purpose of making it more likely that the claimant will obtain paid work, but which is not specified by the Secretary of State as a work preparation requirement under section 6C of the Act.
However, the rules and conditions for claiming benefits in this situation are complicated and you would be advised to seek advice in relation to making your claim.
Non-EEA citizens are not entitled to access public funds, including benefits.