Backdating working tax credit
HMRC has allocated 150 staff to help those who may have been affected and said it will assess cases as quickly as possible.If you believe you had tax credits incorrectly cancelled, call the number on the decision letter and request “mandatory reconsideration”.
Therefore WTC will be backdated to the date entitlement to benefit ceased, up to a maximum of 31 days, before the date of receipt of the tax credits claim.' (2) Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) - 'Most awards of WTC are backdated automatically.The notes in the tax credits claim form (TC600 Notes) explain what this means.You can get these from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Helpline (see ‘Where can I get more help or information?If the claimant is returning to work after leaving benefits and claiming WTC, then it is likely that you will receive automatic backdating.' (3) GOV.UK How to claim tax credits - last updated 13/03/15 'You have to ask for tax credits to be backdated if you get: Income support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit.' There is no automatic backdating. UK Working Tax Credit - last updated 09/02/15 No mention at all of backdating, automatic or requested.Hi all just wondering if any of you have had to call child tax credits in regards to backdating the disability element and how long it takes?
They owe me a fair amount but didn't indicate the timescale just said it would be sent off.
Condition B - At any time in the last 26 weeks before you claim working tax credit, you were getting the disability premium or higher pensioner premium in income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance or housing benefit.
Condition C - You get disability living allowance (DLA), attendance allowance (or an Industrial Injuries or War Pensions scheme equivalent), personal independence payment or armed forces independence payment.
If you’re still unhappy then you can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal in England, Scotland or Wales.
For Northern Ireland the relevant body is the Appeals Service Northern Ireland.
"The way the backdating regime is operated by HMRC means that those people can only get their claim backdated if they ask for it once their claim has been processed.