Benefits - change of circumstances

When your circumstances change, you must tell us. A change may affect how much you can claim.

You must tell us if you, or anyone else in your property:

  • Move in or move out
  • Start or stop a job, school or university
  • Go into hospital for more than one night
  • Have any changes to rent, pay, pension, savings or benefits or a backdated payment
  • Get married, start a civil partnership, or get divorced
  • Have a baby, foster, or adopt

Tell us about a change

Report a change of circumstances online

You will need:

  • A digital copy of your evidence or a way of photographing or scanning it (for example, a smartphone).

Council Tax changes

Please report changes to Council Tax separately. Visit our Council Tax page for more information.

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