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Change in Circumstance
If you receive Housing Benefit and there is a change to your circumstances, or to the persons living in your household, you must tell Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) immediately as you may receive less help and be asked to pay back any overpayment.
If the change is advantageous, you could lose out on any extra help you may have been entitled to if you do not report the change within one calendar month of it happening. If you receive pension credit, you may also be asked to contact the Pension Service by phone, on 0345 6060 265.
Examples of changes
Some of the changes that you must report include changes to your, or your households income, such as:
Changes to the household, such as:
This list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if a change will affect your entitlement, please contact the Benefits Section for advice.
Notifying the Benefits Section of changes
The Benefits Section will require original documents such as pay slips and bank statements when considering any change.
Alternatively, you can notify the Benefits Section in writing or by visiting MVDC's offices to report any change. If you contact the Benefits Section by telephone, you will be asked to put any details in writing. The address to send your letter to is: Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SJ.
MVDC is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end, may use the information you have provided in order to access this service for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.
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