This is because they say they have no legal power to backdate the payments further.
However we believe that if the Government had the will they could and should pay all the backdated premium.
But you might be eligible for other benefits, like Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance. You can use a DLA claim form to apply for Disability Living Allowance. Everyone who’s on Disability Living Allowance and was aged under 65 on 8 April 2013 (or 20 June 2016 in Northern Ireland) will eventually be moved on to Personal Independence Payment .
For more information on whether you are eligible to claim DLA, visit the GOV. How much you get depends on how your disability or health condition affects you. The date this happens for you will depend on why your claim has to change.
You’re Personal Independence Payment entitlement will start to be paid after this.
You will only get backdating for the period you met the qualifying rules; so if you only met the rules, for example, two weeks before your date of claim, you will only get two weeks' extra money.
The Guardian newspaper reports that families with disabled children have been denied payments of a premium on Tax Credits. According to the Government this is due to a “a gap in the data feed between DWP and HMRC”, Some families have lost £20,000.
The Government say that they will only backdate payments to the beginning of the tax year.
However, you can be paid for an earlier period in certain circumstances. The Government is gradually introducing universal credit, a new benefit which will eventually replace tax credits, and some other social security benefits.
Universal credit is being introduced geographically and in areas where the full (digital) service is available, it may no longer be possible to make a new claim for tax credits.