It is up to you to show that you had good reason throughout the whole period.It does not have to be the same reason throughout the period.
If you receive a written decision from us, it is usually because you have: If you think our decision is wrong, we will be happy to explain it.
If you still think it is wrong after we have explained it to you, tell us and we will look at it again.
Getting Carer's Allowance can mean you're entitled to, or can get more, top-up benefits.
For more information on what benefits you're entitled to, try the entitled to benefits calculator.
People who own their home or who have a mortgage are only able to claim Council Tax Reduction.
For more information on help with mortgage payments visit Directgov.
See the relevant links on the right hand side of this page.
Special rules for landlords You can ask us to look again at our decision if you are a landlord and we have made a decision about whether to pay Housing Benefit directly to you, or we decide to recover an overpayment of Housing Benefit or excess Council Tax Benefit from you.
If you have already made a claim you can ask us separately about backdating.