Change in circumstances
It is very important that the Housing Benefit that is paid you or your landlord to help pay your rent and the Council Tax Support that is paid towards your Council Tax charge is worked out on your current financial and family circumstances.
We have information on the claim form when a claim is first made but if things change after this point we do not know unless you tell us.
It is the responsibility of the person claiming the Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support to tell us of any change in circumstance that could affect their claim.
If a landlord receives the money direct, they are also responsible for telling us of any change in circumstance that they are aware of for example a tenant vacating.
We need to know the change(s) as soon as possible.
This can prevent too much Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support being paid out which you then have to pay back or it could prevent a delay in awarding more Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
Tell us if your income or savings change, you move house, the number of people in your home changes or your rent changes.
For more details please see the links at the bottom of the page.
If you do not know if a change that you have had will affect your claim please talk to us 01427 676565 or email Benefits@west-lindsey.gcsx.gov.uk