Valid reasons for backdating job seekers allowance
If you are in financial difficulty while waiting, go to your local health centre, meet with the community welfare officer there and ask about supplementary welfare allowance.
For more information, please visit the citizens information guide to rent supplement.
It will not always be backdated so as I said above - go in the day after you finish work!
Nobody here can say it will definitely take X number of weeks.
3) I was actively seeking work during the period referred to.
What I don't want to do is go the tribunal and find that there is a technicality on which they can dismiss my claim.