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She is not required to tell HMRC in April 2012 when she applies for DLA.

The claim for tax credits is treated as being made on the date she claimed asylum (12th May 2008).

Zabia claimed asylum as a refugee on 28th September 2008 and was granted refugee status on 10th April 2012.

However, those who are claiming WTC for the first time will not receive automatic backdating and must request it.

It is good practice that to check that an award has been backdated as expected and contact HMRC if the award start date has not picked up either the automatic backdating or the claimant’s backdating request.

In certain circumstances tax credits claims can be backdated.

This section of the website provides information about when claims can be backdated as well as links to HMRC guidance about the backdating process.Backdating more than 31 days/1 month There are two situations in which it is possible to get backdating of more than 31days/1 month: Refugee status If a person has claimed asylum as a refugee and is then awarded refugee status, providing they apply for tax credits within one month of receiving notification of that refugee status, they will be treated as if they made their tax credits claim from the original date they claimed asylum.Prior to 6 April 2012, refugees had 3 months from being awarded refugee status to inform HMRC and receive longer backdating.It is important to note that any backdated amount due will be reduced by any support received under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (such as NASS payments) unless any DWP backdating has already been reduced to take these payments into account.Disability elements Backdating is also possible by more than 31 days/1 month where entitlement to one of the disability elements is dependent upon an award of a qualifying benefit.She applies for tax credits on 29th May 2012 (more than one month after notification of her refugee status).

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