If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born -- crazy talk.
The risks of backdating (or misdating) documents accidentally is multiplied in modern commercial transactions by the practice of getting all the documents signed before “completion” and then rushing around dating them afterwards.
Any backdated award of CTR will be paid into your Council Tax account.
If we have decided that you have not shown 'good cause' and we cannot backdate your claim, the reasons for this will be explained in our letter.
You don't have to give reasons for not claiming earlier.
Pension age backdating rules still apply if you are claiming pension credit even if your partner is below pension credit age.