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Guide Benefit FAQs

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7. My circumstances have changed, what do I need to do?

It is your responsibility to tell us if any of your circumstances change.

You need to tell us about anything that could affect the amount of benefit that we pay you:

  • within one month for Housing Benefit or
  • 21 days for Council Tax Support. 

Civil Penalties may apply if you do not tell us about changes in time.

Many changes can be notified to us online or forms can be downloaded for you to print and complete. 

If you have any other change of circumstances you can email us at benefits@eastdevon.gov.uk.  Please provide your reference number, full name and address.

You can scan or photograph to email; please ensure any pictures are full, clear and legible.