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Tip: Make sure you (and your partner if they are claiming with you) give as much information about why your claim is late, such as medical evidence if you are relying on your illness or disability as a reason for lateness. If the reason for your late claim is not accepted or doesn’t fit the backdating rules, but you have lost out because of errors made by the DWP or another government agency, consider making a complaint and ask for compensation for any losses you have suffered.Improve your complaint’s chances of success by seeking advice or contacting your MP.I am sure that from time to time we have all come across the vexed question of backdating documents.A client or, in the case of an in house lawyer colleague (who for the purposes of this article will also be considered a client), asks you to prepare a document and then your heart sinks as he says “oh and it has to be dated” and gives a date which has already passed.

This process occurred when companies were only required to report the issuance of stock options to the SEC within two months of the grant date.This adjustment to the filing window came with the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.After the two-day reporting rule went into effect, the SEC found numerous companies were still backdating options in violation of the legislation.Is it legal to comply with the request or must it always be refused outright?Alternatively, is there a way of legally trying to achieve the required objective?

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