You need to tell us right away if there has been a change in your circumstances. If you don't, it could mean:

  • you'll lose out if you're due more benefit
  • you'll have to pay it back if you're due less

You must tell us within a month of the change.

Before you begin

Changes that can affect your benefit levels include:

  • moving home or going into hospital
  • someone joining or leaving your household
  • your income or savings going up or down
  • coming off Universal Credit or any other benefit
  • starting work or changing jobs
  • a child leaving school