Backdated payment of child benefit

Hi everyone – we’ve recently supported a client to get a v big backdated payment of almost £11,000 (after she has recently been granted refugee status and therefore been able to claim back to when her children were born). My limited understanding is that backdated payments from the DWP should not be counted as savings and therefore affect overall benefit eligibility for one year (she also now receives UC, HB and is applying for UC LCWRA and CTR), however what I’m not sure about is whether the same also applies to backdated payments from HMRC as opposed to the DWP? Thanks in advance for any advice / info!
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