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Changing your claim

It is your responsibility to inform the Council of changes in your circumstances.

If you are in receipt of housing benefit and you have a pdf icon change in your circumstances [322kb]you must tell us immediately. You must provide original documents as evidence to support your changes.

Types of changes

  • Change of address 
  • The end of your or your partners entitlement to Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance
  • Changes in the income you or your partner get
  • When a young person or child ceases to be a member of your family i.e. child benefit stops or they leave the household
  • Changes in rent
  • Changes in the residency or income of non dependants 
  • absences exceeding or likely to exceed 13 weeks

Changes to savings and capital

Last modified: 07 December 2016