Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change address with ESA?
You can change address with ESA by calling the Job Centre (0800 169 0310) or writing to them at the address listed on your ESA documentation. You also need to update your address across other institutions (HMRC, NHS, DVLA, Council, Water etc…) which you can do online for free with SlothMove’s moving home platform.
Does moving house affect ESA?
Moving home doesn’t class as a change of circumstances so shouldn’t affect your ESA – you must update them about your address change nonetheless. Moving home may affect other benefits such as the bedroom tax.
How to update your address with Child Benefits
You update your address with Child Benefits (and many other Governmental institutions) by updating HMRC. You can let Child Benefits/HMRC know you’re moving by using SlothMove’s home moving platform. You can also do so on your Government Gateway account.