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Irregular Hours in work - Housing Benefit

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Dear all,

I have 2 jobs where

First job(high pay rate) = 25 hours per week(weekly paid)
and 2nd Job(Low pay rate and BR tax code) = 30 hours per week (Every 2 weeks paid)
which accumulate to 55 hours.

But i do get chance to work overtime frequently therefore working 5-15 hours per week extra in my first job. But if i get more hours in my 1st job I usually redcuce hours in my 2nd job as its hard to manage working extra hours in the first job but still receive more money at the end of the month.

When I applied for housing benefit i usually worked for 55 hours but did not update my claim when I work extra hours.

Recently they asked me to send my p60s from the 2 jobs and Salary slips for the last 2 months as they havent reviewed my Salary since 2015.

My question is

1) If i have this kind of irregular pattern how can I update my salary information. Do i need to send Salary slips every time there
is a change? If i do that will they suspend the HB till they recalculate?

I believe I will have to do this as long as I am a receipent of HB but is this the best way to handle this situation?

Seen on the internet that sending the last 5 consecutive salary slips will be and no suspension of HB will occur.

Please advise.

Thanks in advance
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