Backdating job seekers allowance
They must also go to a Job Centre every two weeks to "sign on", that is, to certify that they are still actively seeking work.
Claims for Jobseeker's Allowance are maintained by the Jobseeker's Allowance Payment System (JSAPS).
We automatically consider their entitlement for 3 months before their date of claim.
If you have notified us of a change in your circumstances, our aim is to amend your benefit claim within 1 calendar month.
If you disagree with our decision and have asked us to look at it again, we will respond within 28 days.
get maximum benefit - which is based on their eligible rent; Housing Benefit: Eligible Rent = Eligible Housing £55 per week A couple have no non-dependants. Their joint weekly income exceeds their applicable amount by £20.00. Claimants with excess income get maximum benefit minus a percentage of their excess income; Housing Benefit: Eligible Rent = £50.00 Minus 65% Of Excess Income (65% X £20.00) = £13.00 Equals Weekly Housing Benefit = £37.00 Further information on benefits is available at the Department for Work and Pensions Website to visit.
Housing Benefit is paid every four weeks, in most cases 4 weeks in arrears.
Search for backdating job seekers allowance:
'Good reasons' must apply for the whole period you're asking us to backdate your benefit for.