Hi everyone, this is my first post here.
I drifted into looking after my mother and then my father too for many years (2013 onwards) without being aware of the benefits etc. possible from the Government. My mother died in 2018 and my father has passed away in Feb 2022 — we just about managed to get Attendance Allowance for my father but never got around to my Carer’s Allowance and I realise there are National Insurance credits missing that I am entitled to.
However I find that the Government, in its infinite wisdom, has a rule that you can only apply for the previous tax year, but under some circumstances they apparently go further back.
Does anyone have any experience of this sort of situation? What is the best way to plead for things to be backdated further?
It just sucks so much that my mother would have qualified for Attendance Allowance for several years but we didn’t get around to applying, so the work that I have done is not officially on record.