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Change of circumstances - benefits

Report a change of circumstances

You will be required to register for an account to report your change of circumstances.

You must tell us about all changes as they happen. If you don't tell us about a change, and:

  • we pay you too much benefit - you may have to pay it back
  • your benefit goes up - you will lose money if you do not tell us within four weeks

Report benefits change in circumstances

You must advise us if any of your circumstances change:

  • children have left school or home
  • had another child
  • anyone has moved into or out of your home - include lodgers and sub-tenants
  • income has changed - this includes changes to benefits and tax credits
  • income of anyone living with you has changed
  • savings or investments have changed
  • you, or anyone living with you, have become a student, started a youth training scheme, gone into hospital or a nursing home, gone into or come out of prison, or have secured, changed or left a job
  • stopped caring for someone and stopped getting Carer's Allowance
  • someone you look after has stopped getting Attendance Allowance
  • rent has changed
  • moved home
  • you or your partner are going to be away from home for more than a month
  • you or anyone living with you has started work
  • you have received any decision from the Home Office

This is not a full list - contact us for advice if you are unsure.

Last updated Thursday, 14th January 2016

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