When a claimant has a change in their circumstances they must notify the HB Office as soon as possible to ensure they receive any extra HB they are entitled to; or avoid being overpaid.
A beneficial change, which has been reported on time normally affects the HB award from the Monday after the date of change. (Regulation 79 of the HB regs 2006; Regulation 59 of the HBPC regulations.) Use the links below for more details.
NOTE: A change in circumstances could mean that a working age claimant needs to make a new claim for Universal Credit - and this could mean an end to their Housing Benefit - click here for more details.