Back dating job seekers allowance
For an individual claim, you must work 16 hours per week, and for a joint claim you and your partner must collectively work 24 hours per week, with at least one of you working 16 hours per week. Will my partner’s income affect my Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA)?
Your JSA is calculated according to your income; this includes the income of your spouse, partner, or cohabitant, and any (single or joint) pensions, earnings, and savings of more than £6,000. ESA can be backdated for up to three months before the date of your claim, and should explain when you first make your claim that you want to claim backdated benefit and give the date you became entitled to ESA.
In exceptional circumstances, you may be allowed to submit an appeal up to 13 months after the decision was made, however, you will be required to provide evidence of these circumstances (such as illness, bereavement, or being outside the UK at the time). Can I have representation or an advisor at my appeal hearing? How do I raise an appeal against a decision made by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in relation to my benefits?If they decide not to change the decision, or to change only part of it, they will phone you to explain.Provide your national insurance number; you may also have to provide the national insurance number of your partner if you are living together.You will need to provide evidence that the national insurance number belongs to you.
You can reach a customer service representative Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 8pm.