There is no formal definition of 'good cause' - each case will be decided according to its own individual circumstances.
However, the reason that you give for the delay in submitting your claim must show 'good cause' continuously for the whole of the period that you want your benefit backdating.
And when that skill is combined with my knack for connecting with people, it leads to superior results."Sean Toomey is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes civil and criminal proceedings, as well as internal and government investigations.
Sean draws on his experience of over a decade in the Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he focused on trying cases, arguing motions, and appearing before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in high-profile cases.
The result, at times, is that business gets moving before a contract is ever signed.
Let’s be honest: in today’s high-speed world, it probably happens more than we’d like to admit.
"Trials are about persuasion, whether trying a case to the judge or a jury. In my case, after over ten years of trial work as an Assistant United States Attorney I'm able to translate complex material into simpler and more understandable arguments.
So, many contracts and agreements are considered and negotiated after trade has begun or eager discussions have already taken place – sometimes months past. Thankfully, most jurisdictions allow for contracts, including NDA’s, to be signed with a retroactive date.
And when you find yourself in this situation, it may occur to you after-the-fact that you should have signed an agreement in the beginning. This is commonly referred to as “backdating.” But backdating (or adding a retroactive date) any contract can be tricky business, perhaps even more so with NDA agreements because of their nature and content.
The losers include 100,000 people on income support.
This is not merely discretionary money that does not matter. The clause introduces restrictions on the backdating of housing benefit, reducing it for the first time from one year to one month.