Changes in your circumstances for benefits

Why you need to inform us

It's important you tell us immediately if your circumstances change as you may get too little or too much benefit. We'll only use the information you provide to update your benefits.

It's an offence not to tell us about any change of circumstance that affects your benefit. We may take court action against you and if we pay you too much benefit, you'll probably have to pay it back.

Benefit sanctions

If your Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance is sanctioned and you're in receipt of Housing Benefit you need to ring us immediately on 0300 303 8870.

If you don't contact us, we may stop paying your Housing Benefit until you do so.