Have your circumstances changed?

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4. Other changes you need to tell us about

Let us know about other changes in your circumstances:

• you can report a change of circumstance online 

• you can telephone us on 01392 277888 and ask for Housing Benefit

• you can download and print a change of circumstance form and return to us using the freepost address printed on the form (no stamp required)

Changes to your household:

• any of your children leave school, start work or start to get Jobseekers Allowance

• one of your non-dependants has a change of income that may affect your non-dependant deductions

• anyone comes to live with you or anyone leaves (this includes lodgers or tenants)

• you or your partner go into hospital or residential care

• you stop or start caring for a disabled person

Accommodation details:

• your rent goes up or down

• you change your accommodation, even if this is to another room in your house
Benefit on two homes can be paid if you have moved home and are still liable for rent at your old address

Other changes that you need to tell us:

  • if you become a student or have received benefit as a student and your course finishes
  • if you are sent to prison

  • if you will be absent from your home for more than 13 weeks