Newham

Benefits - tell us about a change

If your circumstances change you must tell us straight away because it may affect the amount of benefit you get.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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​Tell us about changes to:

  • Your home details: for example if you have moved home, if someone moves out or a new person moves in.
  • Your payments: for example a change to your rent or any service charges with in your rent (unless you are a Newham Council tenant)
  • Your circumstances and your partner’s circumstances: for example your name, your employment, the benefits you get, your income or savings
  • The people you live with: for example their name, their employment, the benefits they get, their income or savings.
  • Leaving your home temporarily: Tell us if you are going away from your home, even for a short period of time.
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If you are already receiving Universal Credit and want to report a change in your circomstances you MUST contact the Department for Work and Pensions to report this change​, who will then inform us of your entitlement changes.
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