Change in circumstances

You're required to notify us of any changes to your circumstances that may affect your entitlement to benefits. This also includes any changes to your partner and dependent and non dependent children.

Benefits Change in Circumstances Form (PDF File, 119kb)

Examples of changes

Income

  • If you get a pay rise or do extra overtime
  • If you or your partner start or stop work or change jobs
  • If you start or stop getting any state benefits (for example, Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, tax credits).
  • If the amount of tax credits you receive goes up or down

Child Benefit

  • If you start or stop receiving Child Benefit
  • If the amount of childcare you pay goes up or down

Changes to your accommodation

  • If your rent changes
  • If you change address (we will need your new address so we can contact you)
  • If you are going to be away from home for a period of more than 13 weeks you need to inform us
  • If you change address (we will need your new address so we can contact you)

Household

  • Birth of a baby
  • If any of your children leave school if child benefit ends for any of your children
  • Anyone moves into or out of your home (for example, children, partners, lodgers and subtenants)
  • If you or your partner (if you have one) go into hospital, a nursing home, into prison or are going to be away from home for more than 4 weeks.
  • If someone living with you stops or starts work
  • If you or your partner (if you have one) stops or starts caring for a disabled person
  • If you or your partner (if you have one) or anybody else who lives with you becomes a student or begins a Youth Training Scheme

Savings & Capital

  • If the value of your savings or investments goes up or down although if your total capital remains below £6000 you do not have to tell us of any changes
  • If the amount of you and/or your partners (if you have one) capital, savings or investments changes

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
Newark
Notts
NG24 1BY

01636 650000

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