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    YoMo2
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        Another glitch!  Why can one claim for 97/98, 98/99 and 99/2000 but not for years after that?  Bit daft!

        Andrew

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        latsida
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            you have to be 60 to qualify, I am sure you were not 60 in 97/98 :-?

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            YoMo2
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                No, I’m not quite that old.

                But I was 60 from 2008 onwards, so why can I not back claim for those years? Or to put it another way, what is so special about the three years they are allowing claims for?

                Andrew

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                    here you are

                    Claiming for past winters

                    To make backdated claims for Winter Fuel Payments for the years 1997-1998 to 1999-2000 you need to use the Winter Fuel Payment claim form for past winters.

                    Winter Fuel Payment claim form for past winters
                    Help with PDF files
                    You can also request this form from the Winter Fuel Payment helpline below.

                    From 2000 to 2001 deadlines for claims were introduced and it is unlikely you will be able to claim for the years 2000/01 to 2008/09.

                    For more information, call the Winter Fuel Payment helpline.

                    #44772
                    YoMo2
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                        Yeah, that’s the form I’ve been looking at.

                        But the point about deadlines is interesting isn’t it?

                        Since I would not have been eligible for those years, (ECJ ruling had not yet been issued), I could not have claimed.  Now I can claim, how can they apply deadlines that applied then?

                        I shall have to have words with them about this.

                        Andrew

                        Also, check this out, all who are interested. Not quite sure how this got into the public domain……
                        http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/m-31-12.pdf

                        I’m definitely not happy with their logic about backdating. Any decent lawyer would drive a coach and horses through that one.

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                        YoMo2
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                            Has any previous poster to this thread actually seen any money yet as a result of a claim?

                            Andrew ::)

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