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Attendance Allowance - back dated?

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by stuart642, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. stuart642

    stuart642 Registered User

    Jun 23, 2015
    11
    Hi

    Thanks to a suggestion on this forum I have claimed AA for my Uncle - the date of the claim was 8/7/2015. However my Uncle has been in a care home since end August last year and as we had no idea what assets he had the Council have been funding. Following my appointment by the COP as Deputy we have established that his assets are well in excess of the limits and that he should have been self funding from the start.

    My question is this: If this is the case that he should have been self funding ( and I imagine the Council will be charging him back to September 2014 ) can the AA be backdated? The DWP are saying no as they cannot pay prior to the claim date.

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated!

    Stu
     
  2. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    My OH's was backdated for date of claim. CAB will be able to advise you beyond that. Good Luck.
     
  3. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    I think anything to do with DWP is dependent on the date of the claim which is why even if you don't have all the info necessary at hand advisors always seem to say just get the claim in as quickly as possible because that is when it starts and not prior, so I think you may not get it.:(
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,490
    Female
    London
    I am reasonably sure this cannot be backdated. Also, any money can only be paid six months from when the need first occured, unless someone is terminally ill.
     

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