Back dating income support

27 Oct

28 of the UNHCR Handbook, a person is a refugee within the meaning of the 1951 Convention as soon as he fulfils the criteria contained in the definition.

This would necessarily occur prior to the time at which his refugee status is formally determined.

It is up to you to show that you had good reason throughout the whole period.

It does not have to be the same reason throughout the period.

Housing Benefit is paid every four weeks, in most cases 4 weeks in arrears.How long it takes to work out your claim depends on how quickly you send in all the information and how busy we are when you make your claim.If you are making a new claim for benefit our aim to assess your entitlement within 24 days, sooner if you supply all the supporting evidence.Council Tax Support will be paid straight to your Council Tax account.You will receive a bill showing any amount you have to pay after benefit has been awarded.Recognition of his refugee status does not therefore make him a refugee but declares him to be one.He does not become a refugee because of recognition, but is recognized because he is a refugee.There are some circumstances were benefit can be awarded from an earlier date.Any request for backdating should be made as soon as possible as strict time limits apply.However, an application for back-payments of income support as a person who has been recognised as having refugee status (under reg 21ZB of the Income Support (General) Regulations) was refused because the power to make those payments had been revoked by s12 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 when it came into force on 14 June 2007.The appellant’s appeal to both a First-tier Tribunal (SEC) and the Upper Tribunal (AAC) were refused.