Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to inform DWP of a change of address?
Yes, when you move home you must inform DWP (HMRC) about your change of address.
When you update your address with HMRC it will update across DWP and others.
Do I need to inform HMRC of a change of address?
If you’re moving home and have more than one company or institution to update, you can start your HMRC change of address by:
- o Head over to SlothMove’s change of address platform
- o Enter your moving details and address (previous & new)
- o Select who you want to inform about your change of address (HMRC, DWP, Council etc…)
- o Select complete and youre done
How do I change my address for Disability Living Allowance? (DLA)?
You can update your address with DLA by using SlothMove here. You can also call DLA on: 0800 587 0912
How do I inform DWP of a change of circumstances?
You can inform DWP about a change of circumstances by heading over to the Government Gateway, entering your details and select what you need to update. If you need to complete a DWP change of address alongside others you may be best started with SlothMove’s moving home platform to update multiple simultaneously.
Will your DWP payment date change?
The payment dates of some benefits, such as DWP and universal credit may change in 2021. As most people may know, if your payment date falls on a bank holiday you will be paid earlier. For reference, the 2021 bank holiday dates in England are:
- April 2nd
- April 5th
- May 3rd
- May 31st
- August 30th
- December 27th
- December 28th