Relationship changes

If your relationship status changes you must tell us right away as it could affect how much you're paid.

How to tell us

You can tell us about changes to your relationships using MyMSD. MyMSD will also work out if you need to book a phone appointment to talk with us.

You need to tell us:

  • what's changed
  • when things changed.

We'll work out if the change affects the benefits you're getting from us and if you need to do anything else.

If you can't use MyMSD, you will need to call us.

What happens if you don't tell us

It's against the law to not tell us if your relationship status has changed. This could result in you and your partner getting a fine, having a debt you both have to pay back, being prosecuted or imprisoned.