If you are over pension credit age, the law requires us to automatically treat your claim for Housing Benefit as being made 3 months before we actually received your claim.
This would mean we can consider paying you for a period up to 3 months before the date we received your application form.
Apply through your local council if you’re only making a new claim for Housing Benefit.
You can still make a new claim if you’re already getting other benefits.
If you’re unhappy with the response you can appeal the decision.Carer's Allowance is paid into a bank or building society account either weekly in advance or every four weeks.