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Bin collections update

Our bin crews will out on Saturday 16 December catching up on missed collections from this week. Thank you for your patience.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Can I apply for my claim to be backdated?

We can pay Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support from an earlier date if you have good cause for not claiming sooner. The maximum that can be agreed for working age customers is 1 month for Housing Benefit and 6 months for Council Tax Support prior to the date backdating is requested.

This is not an automatic entitlement and will depend on your reasons for making a late claim.

If you are of pensionable age your claim will be automatically considered for backdating for up to 3 months before you claimed - you will not need to request this.

How do I apply for backdating?

If you have not yet made a claim there is a section on the online claim form where you can request backdating.

If you have already claimed and now want to apply for backdating you can download a backdating form.

Benefits service

Email: benefits@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 1800

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/myaccount

Customer Service Centre
Broadgate House
Broadgate
Coventry
CV1 1FS

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