To request backdating either: If you forgot to claim or did not know you could claim this would not be a good reason on its own.Your claim will be considered by a benefits officer.If we have decided that you have not shown 'good cause' and we cannot backdate your claim, the reasons for this will be explained in our letter.If we decide not to backdate your claim and you do not agree with this decision you must contact us within one month of the decision letter.Still may be the difference isn't going to be that great. Paul Go into your local Social Security office with your mother.
[email protected] London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Benefits Service PO Box 72385London SW18 9PG To drop off any documents requested please come to the Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.I am shocked that this option wasn't presented to her. The husband (current, ex, or deceased) would have had to have worked in covered employment (in the United States or out) the requisite period of time to qualify for his own benefits. Was he a government worker or teacher who was never covered?Note, in order to receive spousal or survivor benefits as an ex-spouse your mother would have needed to be legally married for 10 full years to her ex-husband. It is difficult for him to help her deal with her language problems from across the country. If he isn't in the system, there is nothing shocking about her not being told to file on his record. If he is qualified, then she could apply as a widow, wife, or ex-wife as you suggest.The more information and evidence you give in support of your claim the quicker a decision can be made. Any backdated award of HB will be paid on your next payment date.Any backdated award of CTR will be paid into your Council Tax account.
Note, in order to receive spousal or survivor benefits as an ex-spouse your mother would have needed to be legally married for 10 full years to her ex-husband.