Met with SW Inspector the other day and all seems to be in order for them to process but he mentioned that with regards to backdating, that it was only done in exceptional circumstances.
I would have thought that it would be backdated to the date of my application and it was not my fault that they took this long to sort out, the delays were on their side, I furnished everything they requested and followed up continuously.
I am presuming that you went straight from JSB to pending JSA and your claim has been open since April..this is the case then you will receive back dating....(6) References in these Regulations to a person participating as a service user are to the person— “voluntary work preparation” means particular action taken by a claimant and agreed by the Secretary of State for the purpose of making it more likely that the claimant will obtain paid work, but which is not specified by the Secretary of State as a work preparation requirement under section 6C of the Act.(2) The nomination of a responsible carer or responsible foster parent for the purposes of paragraph (1) may be changed— —(1) This regulation applies where a person is entitled to universal credit and a jobseeker’s allowance.a requirement imposed on that claimant under sections 6 to 6G of the Act ceases to have effect for a period of 13 consecutive weeks starting on the date of the notification referred to in paragraph (3)(a); andthe claimant notifies the Secretary of State, in such manner as the Secretary of State specifies, that domestic violence has been inflicted on or threatened against the claimant by a person specified in paragraph (4) during the period of six months ending on the date of the notification;the claimant’s circumstances are consistent with those of a person who has had domestic violence inflicted on or threatened against them during the period of six months ending on the date of the notification; andthe claimant’s grandparent, grandchild, parent, parent-in-law, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, step-parent, step-son, step-daughter, brother, step-brother, brother-in-law, sister, step-sister or sister-in-law; or (5) In this regulation— “domestic violence” means abuse of a kind specified on page 11 of section 2.2 of ‘Responding to domestic abuse: a handbook for health professionals’ published by the Department of Health in December 2005(32); “health care professional” means a person who is a member of a profession regulated by a body mentioned in section 25(3) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002(33); “person acting in an official capacity” means a health care professional, a police officer, a registered social worker, the claimant’s employer, a representative of the claimant’s trade union or any public, voluntary or charitable body which has had direct contact with the claimant in connection with domestic violence; “registered social worker” means a person registered as a social worker in a register maintained by— “able and willing immediately to take up work” under a work availability requirement means able and willing to take up paid work, or attend an interview, immediately once the circumstances set out in paragraph (3), (4) or (5) no longer apply.
(2) A work search requirement previously applying to the claimant ceases to have effect from the date on which the circumstances set out in paragraph (3), (4) or (5) apply.—(1) For the purposes of the Act and of these Regulations— “employed earner” has the meaning it has in Part 1 of the Benefits Act by virtue of section 2(1)(a) of that Act(6); “employment” includes any trade, business, profession, office or vocation, except in section 14 of the Act(7), where it means employed earner’s employment within the meaning in the Benefits Act; “jobseeking period” means the period described in regulation 37; “pensionable age” has the meaning it has in Parts 1 to 6 of the Benefits Act by virtue of section 122(1) of that Act(8).