When you complete your online claim for benefits you'll be
provided with a personalised checklist of what you need to provide.
This may include evidence listed below.
1. Proof of identity for yourself (and partner
Example: Passport, driving licence, birth or marriage certificate,
NHS medical card, UK residence permit, EEC identity card, recent
2. Proof of National Insurance number
Example: National Insurance card, payslips from your employer or
private pension provider or award letters from the DWP or Job
3. Proof of your address
Example: recent utility bills, TV licence.
4. Proof of earned income
- Last 5 payslips if paid weekly.
- Last 3 payslips if paid fortnightly.
- Last 2 payslips if paid monthly.
If you don’t get payslips, please provide us
with a Certificate of Earnings completed by your
Download, print and complete a certificate of
We also need this information for any other adult who
lives with you and is working.
self-employed you'll need to provide your most recent
accounts or day books. If this is a new business we'll require
a figure of projected earnings over a 13 week period. If
you don't have your most recent accounts or day books we have a
separate self-employed proforma to complete:
Download, print and print a self-employed
5. Proof of other money coming
Any work and/or private pension payslips, training
allowances, student grants/loans, letter showing maintenance
payments and any miscellaneous cash payments.
We also need this for any other adult who lives with you and
has money coming in.
6. Proof of money you pay out
Bank statement showing any money being paid to a private pension
company, letter from a registered childminder or receipts which
show how much you pay (these must include their registration
number, the child’s name and the number of days childcare is
7. Proof of bank accounts, savings, investments and
- The last 2 months full statements for all bank, building
society, post office or credit union accounts you (and your
partner) hold. If you can’t provide full statements at the time of
your claim a receipt showing the balance from your cash machine
(ATM) for your account(s) will do. You will still need to provide
the full statements as soon as you can.
- Updated bank, building society or post office account passbooks
that you (and your partner) hold.
- Proof of any ISAs, PEPs, TESSAs, National Savings Certificates,
Premium Bonds, Stocks and Shares
- Proof of ownership for any property or land. If you own any
other property you must tell us. There will be an extra form to
fill in about this property. If you don’t have this form at the
moment, don’t wait to put in your claim.
You will also need to provide this for any other adult
who lives with you .
8. Proof of rent
Signed tenancy agreement, rent book, rent statement or a letter
from your landlord or managing agent which gives relevant details
of your tenancy. If you have service charges we'll need to see
the breakdown of them.
The relevant details of your tenancy you need to provide
- Your name and address;
- Your landlord's or agent's name and business address;
- The date your tenancy started;
- The amount of rent you're charged;
- What's included in your rent for example, fuel, water, meals
and other support services; and
- How often your rent is due.