3 month time limit for backdating
This means that you will have to give full explanations of the reasons why you did not submit your application at the time you wish your claim to be paid from.
You will have to demonstrate good cause throughout the period for which you are requesting backdating. The burden of proving good cause rests with you as the customer, however, the Benefits Service will consider all of the relevant facts in each case.
You will need a note from your doctor stating you are too ill to travel.
An overpayment occurs when you have been paid Benefit that you were not entitled to receive.You must show good cause for the delay in making your claim.