Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support - Change in Circumstances
If you’re receiving housing benefit and / or council tax support, and your circumstances change, you must tell us immediately. You can do this online. It could affect the amount or your entitlement you receive for housing benefit or could alter the amount of Council Tax that you need to pay.
You should still tell us even if you are waiting for a decision about any other benefit you have claimed.
If you don’t tell us about any changes, we may be paying you too little and you could be missing out.
We may also be paying you too much and you may have to pay this back to us later.
It may be considered as fraud if you knowingly continue to receive housing benefit or council tax support when your entitlement may have changed.
- Department for Works and Pensions
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Gov UK - information about working, jobs and pensions
- The Rent Service
- National Benefit Fraud Hotline
- HM Revenue & Customs – Tax Credits
- HM Revenue & Customs – Child Benefit