Change of circumstances
also known as: Benefit calculator, Crisis Support - NET's, Discretionary Housing Payments, NET's, Overpayments.
If you are already claiming housing benefit, then the information on this page will apply to you.
It is very important that you tell us about any changes in your
(or any member of your households) circumstances as soon as
possible. You should do this within one month of the
change to make sure you don’t lose money you are entitled to, or
receive too much money which you will have to pay back.
Use our Benefits Calculator to see how your change in
circumstances may affect your benefit.
change of circumstances form
Additional help available
If you are already claiming housing benefit and need additional
financial help, there are a number of different ways we may be able
An overpayment occurs when a benefit payment is made to someone
who is not entitled to it (under the benefit regulations). This
normally happens when we are not told of a change in circumstances
quickly, when there have been mistakes or delays in processing
claims, or when a fraudulent claim has been made.
a payment online here
People who deliberately claim benefits when they are not
entitled to it are committing a criminal offence. If a landlord,
who is paid housing benefit directly on behalf of their tenant,
fails to notify the council that their tenant has left the property
then they may be committing benefit fraud.
Find more information on
benefit fraud here.
benefit fraud here