Housing Benefit Change of Circumstances

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 -

  • notifying us online using My Revenues and Benefits (if you are not yet registered, you can register online now)

More about My Revenue and Benefits

  • visiting one of our customer service centres or information points

Find your nearest customer service centre or information point

  • completing a change of circumstances form that can be downloaded and printed from the links below
  • sending a letter with as much information as possible to our freepost address

Revenues and Benefits
FREEPOST RSJC-KKBE-ABXZ
Hull City Council
PO Box 15
Hull
HU1 2AA

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