Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Useful Tools

Universal Credit: Changes in Circumstances


What needs notifying and how? What happens if the claimant fails to do so.


Monthly Assessment Periods -  dictate when the change will take effect.

Household Changes

Birth, deaths, marriage and separation - what the claimant needs to do.

Key Birthdays

There are several key birthdays that could affect a claimant's entitlement.

Income/Savings Changes

How a change in income impacts on the award.

Becoming Sick

Making sure the claimant provides the DWP with the correct information.

Caring Responsibilities

Implications for both the claimant and the person they are caring for.

Rent Changes

From what date will they take effect? How should rent increases be notified?

Temporary Absence

Depending on the reason for the absence can have a dramatic impact on the award.

Moving Home

When does the change take affect and what's the impact on any APA in place.