Change in Circumstances

​You must tell us about any changes that may affect your claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

For example:

  • Any of your children leave school, leave higher education or leave your property
  • Anyone moves into or out of your home, including lodges and sub tenants
  • Your income or the income of anyone living with you changes; including benefit changes
  • Your capital or savings amount goes down or goes up
  • You or anyone living with you becomes a student, goes on a Youth Training Scheme, goes into hospital or a nursing home, goes into prison, or changes leaves a job
  • Your rent changes
  • You move
  • You or your partner to be away from home for more than a month​
  • You or anyone living with you starts work
  • You receive any decision from the Home Office

Please contact us to tell us about your changes.

  1. You can report your changes by completing the ​changes form
  2. You can email your documents to Benefits@halton.gov.uk
  3. You can call 0151 511 7772 to report your change

Please note most changes will require you to provide proof of your change, proof can be emailed to Benefits@halton.gov.uk or sent in the post to Benefits Section, Halton Borough Council, PO Box 10892, Nottingham, NG6 6EL