If you, or someone in your household, has had a change in their income, you'll need to inform us.
This can include changes like:
Please make sure you provide any relevant evidence, e.g. contract of employment, payslips or a DWP letter, when prompted.
If you're reporting a change in income and currently have no supporting documentation to provide, we can only provisionally assess your claim based on the details you give us. If you're paid too much benefit because you've given us incorrect information, we may recover the overpayment from you.
Do you want to claim an extended payment?
If you've started work and were previously receiving benefit for 26 weeks or more with no breaks, you may be entitled to an extended payment of 4 weeks. This means you'll continue to get benefit for 4 weeks after you've cancelled your claim and started work.
To apply, you'll need to complete the started work and request an extended payment form.
Do you need to provide payslips?
We'll need to see the first 5 weekly payslips if you're paid weekly, 3 fortnightly payslips if you're paid every fortnight, or 1 monthly / four-weekly payslip if you're paid monthly or every four weeks.
If you don't receive payslips from your employer, you can download an employers earnings certificate and ask them to complete, sign and stamp it. Once completed, you'll need to send it to us using the benefits enquiry form.
Are you self employed?
If you have audited accounts, you can send them using the benefits enquiry form.
If you, your partner, or household member, have recently set up your business, please provide an estimate of your income, covering at least 13 weeks. You'll need to keep proper records of your income and expenditure, which we'll ask to see later.
Complete the self employed earnings form.
Alternatively, you can report your change in income through the Citizens Access Benefits system.