There is no exact legal definition of what is good cause.
The council will make a decision after considering the facts in each application.
In a separate complaint, the Commission charged former United Health General Counsel David J.
Lubben with participating in the stock option backdating scheme.
The ACCC’s draft view is that substantive changes are not required at this time.
The ACCC is inviting written submissions on the draft guidelines.
The guidelines were originally made to satisfy a requirement of the which commenced on 1 October 2006.
If you disagree with our decision you can write to us within one calendar month telling us why you disagree and ask us to review your application.The general rule is that your entitlement to benefit will start the Monday following the day your claim was received by the council.There are regulations which allow us to award benefit before this date and one of these is known as backdating.The Court of Appeal has recommended a general test which the council should apply when considering good cause: "some fact which, having regard to all the circumstances (including the claimant's health and the information which he had received and that which he might have obtained) would probably have caused a reasonable person of his age and experience to act (or fail to act) as the claimant did." Some factors which the council will take into account when applying this test are: These are only a few of the more common factors the council will look at when deciding if good cause is shown.Remember you must show good cause for the whole period you wish your benefit backdated for.