East Lothian Council

Benefits - backdated claim - A to Z

Service Outline

Normally we will start your claim from the Monday after the claim form is received. The Governments rules for late claims are strict. We may be able to pay benefit from an earlier date if you can show that there was a good cause for the delay in making your claim throughout the whole period that you want to be covered by backdating.


Benefits Team office hours - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 09.00-16.30, Wednesday: 10.00-16.30, Friday: 09.00-15.30

Benefits Team

Telephone: 01620 827 730

PO Box 13261, Haddington, EH41 3YG

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East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.