Change of circumstances

It’s important that you tell us if your circumstances change. Keeping us up to date means we can assess your circumstances correctly and make the right payment

You need to tell us if there are changes to:

You also need to tell us if:

  • you are leaving the country, temporarily or permanently
  • you get a lump sum payment
  • your income or assets change, including your partner's income and assets
  • you have started or finished studying

Use self service to update many of these things yourself quickly and easily.

Information specific to payments

Some payments have specific information about what you need to do to tell us about changes in your circumstances. Read more about how a change in your circumstances will affect your payment if you receive:

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Page last updated: 21 July 2016