This also ensures your claimant commitment continues to be suitable based on your circumstances and to make sure you do not break your claimant commitment, for example if you become too ill to work.
You could miss out on money by not reporting changes quickly. The types of changes you will be able to report are:
- Your rent going up or down
- Moving to a new address
- Changing your bank details
- Finding or finishing a job
- Changes to your earnings (only if you are self-employed)
- People joining or leaving your household, such as having a baby, a partner moving in or leaving or children leaving home
- Starting to care for a child or disabled person
- Changes to your health condition
- Becoming too ill to work or meet your work coach
If the change of circumstances is not listed, you should still add a note to your journal to notify your work coach of the change.
Step by step guide to reporting a changes of circumstances to Universal Credit
Read our step by step guide to reporting a changes of circumstances to Universal Credit.
Reporting a change of circumstances to Universal Credit
Read our reporting a change of circumstances to Universal Credit leaflet.