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.

As most home movers are very busy we’ll cover the easiest way to change your address with DWP online, in a couple of clicks. 

If you’re moving you will also need to update your address across other essential institutions and companies (HMRC, NHS, loyalty cards, Energy, etc…)

Let’s jump straight into an easy and quick way to update your address with DWP and any other services.

You can update your address with the Department for Work & Pensions (alongside any other institutions) by completing the form below.

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You can easily update your address with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) online using SlothMove’s hassle-free online change of address service.

To save the dozens of phone calls and hours of waiting on hold you can use our award-winning change of address service and update all of your services (DWP, HMRC, NHS, loyalty cards, etc…) online at the same time 🦥 

You can enter your new and previous postcode to update your address with the DWP.

Address change

STEP 1

Update your address

Select who needs to know you're moving - DWP, Electoral Roll, Council etc..

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STEP 2

About you

Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

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STEP 3

Submit

Click submit and we'll update your address with accounts automatically

Our sloths will save you the time and hassle of organising all of the updates by taking care of everything in one place. Through the form, you will be able to update all institutions (DVLA, HMRC, DWP, etc…) at the same time instead of multiple conversations or forms 🦥

Once you have completed you will receive a confirmation email and you can see all of your updates in your personalised dashboard.

If you’d prefer to update DWP manually, one of the ways you can do that yourself is to call HMRC on 0800 328 5644

How to update your address with DWP

If you’re moving home you need to know how to update your address with DWP. As we know, the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) is the largest department within the Government and looks after everything within work and pension.

If you’re moving home, you may need to update your address across more than one institution or company. If that’s the case, you may find it helpful to use our change of address service. Otherwise, you can call HMRC on 0800 328 5644 or progress through an online accountHere’s how to complete a change of address with SlothMove:

  • Head over to SlothMove’s change of address platform
  • Enter your info (previous address, new address, date of your home move, etc…)
  • Select who needs to know you’re moving home (HMRC, Electoral Roll, Council, Energy, etc…)
  • Click submit and we’ll update services automatically

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-related, depending upon your circumstances. You can complete a DWP (HMRC) change of address by signing into your Government Gateway Account.

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)
 

Remember, when updating your address if HMRC needs 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, bear 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

  • Head over to this part of HMRC’s website
  • You will be prompted to sign in to the Government Gateway account
  • Once in, head over to your account details and follow the steps prompted on the screen
  • This will enable you to update your address across Income Tax, Tax Credits and Child Benefits, your State Pension & National Insurance
 

If you are a tax agent (eg, an accountancy firm)

  • Go directly to this part of the HMRC website
  • Simply follow the instructions prompted on page
  • 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?

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 that 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.

Moving home and the £150 benefits payment

In May 2022, the Chancellor announced a £650 payment to over 8 million UK households.

Those in receipt of non-means-tested disability payments will receive a payment of £150. These payments will be issued by the Department for Work and Pensions later in the year, most likely in expected September 2022.

If you are moving home before or around that time it will not impact your one-off payment. However, it is important that you inform DWP about any changes in your circumstances.

Payment levels are not expected to change for this financial year, but may in 2023-2024. Once again, this will not be impacted by your home move.

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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:

  • Goto SlothMove’s change of address platform
  • Enter your moving details and address (previous & new)
  • Select who you want to inform about your change of address (HMRC, DWP, Council, etc…)
  • Select complete and you’re 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 selecting 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 2022. As most people may know, if your payment date falls on a bank holiday you will be paid earlier. For reference, the 2022 bank holiday dates in England are:

  • New Year’s Day:  Monday 3rd Jan 2022
  • Good Friday: Fri, 15th Apr 2022
  • Easter Monday: Monday 18th Apr 2022
  • Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Thursday 2nd Jun 2022
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday: Friday 3rd Jun 2022
  • Summer Bank Holiday : Monday 29th Aug 2022
  • Boxing Day: Monday 26th Dec 2022
  • Christmas Day: Tuesday 27th Dec 2022
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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