Reply To: Backdating – second opinion needed!

Andy Thurman

I think you could easily determine “good cause” in the circumstances – the combination of the husband’s illness (and the stress/anxiety of that) linked to her being unaware that he had stopped the payments and the wider pressures. It is a test of reasonableness based on the circumstances. Remember it is your scheme so no external audit as would happen with HB.
Alternatively, you could treat the claim for UC as an intention to claim (apply) and pay based on that…