If you are in receipt of Universal Credit you must also report your change to the DWP.
If you have made an application or are receiving Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction, by law you must tell us of any changes as soon as possible. This includes any changes to your income, household make up, capital, address, rent or Council Tax.
If you do not report a change of your circumstances you could receive the wrong amount of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction. If you receive too much you have to pay this back and further action may be taken against you.
How to tell us about any changes
You can tell us about any changes of circumstances by -
- Completing the form below if you wish to notify us of a change to your Housing Benefits
- visiting one of our customer service centres or information points
- sending a letter with as much information as possible to our freepost address
Revenues and Benefits
Hull City Council
PO Box 15
Starting work - extended payment
If you or your partner are receiving housing benefit and/or council tax reduction start work and -
- the job will last for five weeks or more
- you have not reached pension age and have been getting income support, income-based jobseekers allowance, severe disablement allowance, incapacity benefit or employment and support allowance (income related) continuously for 26 weeks
- you are liable to pay rent and council tax for at least four weeks
You will qualify for four extra weeks of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction at the same amount awarded to you before you started work. This is known as extended payment and reduction.
If you would like to know how much benefit you may be able to receive or help with budgeting, visit our benefit calculator and budgeting tools