You must tell us straight away if there is a change in your circumstances which affects your benefits as soon as the change happens.
This is because we need to make sure that you don’t lose money you’re entitled to, or receive too much money which you’ll have to pay back.
You should tell us about these changes straight away:
If you’re not sure – tell us anyway
Download change of circumstances form
Some changes in circumstances will mean that you can claim Universal Credit instead of continuing to receive Housing Benefit.
If one of these changes applies to you, you will need to make a claim for Universal Credit immediately; if you delay you may lose money.
There are some exceptions to the examples listed above as Universal Credit is being introduced in stages. For more information and to find out which benefit you should claim go to the Gov.uk website.
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