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We do not need to know why you did not claim sooner to backdate your award.
For us to work out how much you will be entitled to, you will need to give us proof of your income, savings and rent for the period you want to claim.
Whatever your circumstances for not claiming earlier they must have continued throughout the period until you actually claimed benefit.
Even if you do not have all the supporting evidence we need, submit the form straight away, and send the evidence later.Pensioner claims can be backdated for up to 6 months.