If your circumstances change you must tell us straight away because it may affect the amount of benefit you get.
You must let us know if:
A benefit claimant is always responsible for notifying a change in circumstances, unless they are unable to (for example, they have died).
The claimant's partner or people appointed to act on behalf of a claimant are also required to report changes.
Landlords should also report changes that they could know about, for example if a claimant has moved out or started work.
Please download, print and complete the relevant form, or contact us and we will send a copy to you.
Post your completed form to:
Revenues and Benefits
44 York Street
You can also bring your completed form to the Benefits counter at the Civic Centre.
We will need to see original documents as evidence of any changes you have told us about. Please do not send valuable items through the post.
We have a secure drop box in the Civic Centre atrium where you can deposit these documents. We also operate a ticket queuing system for your documents to be scanned from 9am to 4.30pm on Monday to Friday.
If you do not tell us within one month of a change that affects your benefit you may lose out if your benefit is increased. We will usually only pay you the extra benefit from the date that you tell us about the change.
If you do not tell us about a change and you are paid too much benefit, this will create an overpayment and you will have to pay this money back.
Updated: 17 October 2017