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Changes in Circumstances
Changes in your Circumstances
Whilst you are receiving Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support you must tell us about any changes in your circumstances which may affect your claim.
If you are in receipt of Pension Credit you must notify your changes to the Pension Service
Below are some of the examples of changes you should notify of :
- If you start or stop getting Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
- If you or your partner move house or change rooms in a house you share with other people (even if this is a temporary move for renovations)
- If you or a member of your household goes into hospital
- If children or other adults leave or move into your home
- If your wages change
- If there are any changes to any tax credits you receive
- If your private pension / annuity changes
- If your Pension credit changes
- If your savings change
- If any other income you receive changes
- If the income of other adults living in your home changes
- If you are a private tenant and your rent changes
You must notify of any changes in your circumstances in writing immediately.
If you fail to do this you may lose any extra benefit or support that you are entitled to, and an overpayment may be raised which you may be liable to repay.
Contact the Benefit Team for further advice.
Failure to report a change or to claim falsely could lead to prosecution.
If you wish to report a fraudulent claimant please contact us :
By phone : 01455 255683
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By letter, addressed to:Harborough District Council
Benefit Investigation Team
Revenues & Benefits Service
PO Box 10004