Report a change of circumstances

You must tell us about all changes as they happen. If you don't tell us about a change, and:

  • we pay you too much benefit - you may have to pay it back
  • your benefit goes up - you will lose money if you do not tell us within one month

Types of changes you must advise us of:

  • children have left school or home
  • you have a baby
  • anyone has moved into or out of your home - include lodgers, sub-tenants and non-dependants
  • income changes - this includes changes to benefits, tax credits, earnings etc
  • income of anyone living with you has changed
  • savings or investments have changed
  • you, or anyone living with you, have become a student, started a youth training scheme, gone into hospital or a nursing home, gone into or come out of prison, or have secured, changed or left a job
  • stopped caring for someone and stopped getting Carer's Allowance
  • someone you look after has stopped getting Attendance Allowance
  • your rent has changed
  • you have moved home
  • you or your partner are going to be away from home for more than one month
  • you or anyone living with you has started work
  • you have received any decision from the Home Office

This is not a full list - contact us for advice if you are unsure.

Report a Change of Circumstances

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Address: The Benefits Section
North Warwickshire Borough Council
Council House
South Street

Telephone: 01827 715 341