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DLA change of circumstances

April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
I have finally found another apartment not far from where I live now. Both DS and DD are receiving DLA (LRC and HRM). My question is how do I notify the DWP of a change in our circumstances? Do I email or make a call? We are set to move in April. 
I’m going to try to contact them tomorrow morning after breakfast. Thanks. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It will just be a change of address and you need to ring DWP to do this, once you've moved. The same for all of the benefits you claim.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    Is you change of circumstances a personal change or is it a change of address? If it's either it's best to phone having your personal details to hand, your NI number. New address and what your personal change of circumstances are. By phoning you will get all the help and advice you need.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,139 Disability Gamechanger
    May i ask if you claim any other benefits, like housing benefit? if so, is it the same local council or a different one?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    It’s a change of address. Thank you. I have another question how do I find the NI number? 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    And DLA is the only benefit I claim. Not eligible for carers allowance since we only claim the lower level of care for both children. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,139 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s a change of address. Thank you. I have another question how do I find the NI number? 
    If you're talking about your children and they're under 16 then they won't have one.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Yes I am. 

    And both DS and DD are 2. Thanks for the advice. I’ll call up after we move in April to see if they can help. How long does the whole process take? Do I need to send in additional paperwork or not? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,139 Disability Gamechanger
    It's just a quick phone call to change your address and that's it and will take just a few minutes to update the details. No paper work needed but you do need to wait until after you've moved.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
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