DWP Change of Address

How to complete your DWP Change of Address

DWP Change of Address
DWP change of address​

DWP change of address

If you’re moving home you will want to complete a DWP change of address.

The DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) are the largest department within the Government and look after everything within work and pension.

In this article we will cover how to change your address with DWP online, in minutes. 

Since you’re moving, we will also cover how you can update your address across your other institutions and companies (DVLA, NHS, Boots, Tesco, Water etc…)

Let’s jump in!

How to update your address with DWP​

How to update your address with DWP

If you’re moving home you need to know how to update your address with DWP.

If you’re moving home, you may need to update your address across more than one institution or company. If that’s the case, here’s how to complete a DWP change of address.

  • o Head over to SlothMove’s change of address platform
  • o Enter your info (previous address, new address, date of home move etc…)
  • o Select who needs to know you’re moving home (HMRC, NHS, DVLA, Boots Advantage Card, Council etc…)
  • o Click submit and you’re done
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SlothMove will update your address automatically on your behalf and email you of any next steps you need to complete.

Do I need to update my address with DWP?​

Do I need to update my address with DWP?

It’s important to update your address with DWP as HMRC will send you personal communications to your home address. You don’t want to miss any information and notifications that could be work-related or pension-realted, dependant upon you circumstances.

In fact, you need to inform DWP (or HMRC) if;

  • You change your name
  • You change your address
  • Your taxable income has changes
  • You have changed your gender
  • You have changed your family (such as getting married)
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Remember, when updating your address if HMRC need to speak to you about anything confidential they will be in touch via post or phone.

If you may need to update your address across more than DWP, you can get started here. If you only need to update your address with DWP you can do so by following this process:

Firstly, bare in mind that if you submit a self-tax return your address will be updated for both.

If you only pay tax through self-assessment

  • o Head over to this part of HMRC’s website
  • o You will be prompted to sign-in to the Government Gateway account
  • o Once in, head over to your account details and follow the steps prompted on screen
  • o   This will enable you to update your address across Income Tax, Tax credits and Child Benefit, your State Pension & National Insurance
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If you are a tax agent (eg, an accountancy firm)

  • o Go directly to this part of the HMRC website
  • o Simply follow the instructions prompted on page
  • o Remember, you must have provided HMRC with a signed letter of authority form to be able to update details on behalf of someone else
Does changing my address affect my DWP?​

Does changing my address affect my DWP?

In addition to your DWP change of address, let’s look at your benefits. There is one general rule when it comes to changing address and how it affects your benefits.

It’s all to do with the bedroom tax (learn more about it here). Essentially, your benefits may be reduced if you move into a property which has unoccupied rooms. You may also be in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA). Once you update your address with HMRC, you will also update your address with ESA automatically.

If you’d like to hear more from the Department for Work & Pensions you may find the below helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

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, Boots Advantage Card, Council etc…)
  • o Select complete and youre done
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SlothMove will update your address automatically for most and email you for any next steps that you need to taket’s that simple.

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.

How do I change my address for DLA?

You can update your address with DLA by updating your address with HMRC, as described above.

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. 

How to change address with DWP?​

How to change address with DWP?

You can update your address with DWP online, in minutes. If you need to tell more than one company or institution that you’re moving home, starting with SlothMove is best as you can update everyone. We’ve covered how to complete a DWP change of address, how moving home affects your benefits and much more. When moving or changing address it’s really important to keep everyone in the loop so you don’t miss any key communications or letters.

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