Reply To: Start date of claim where partner has died


You can backdate the HB claim to Oct but not necessarily the PC passport.
Backdating is automatic but the date of claim has nothing to do with entitlement. It could be for instance that the deceased partner had a private pension which died with him.

I would advise paying HB from the date of receipt and then writing to explain the position about possible ent from Oct (to a next of kin?).