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Application evidence

For your application to be accepted you must provide evidence of your name, address and National Insurance number. 

You can upload any evidence as you complete or update your application, or email evidence directly to the local authority responsible for your application after you have submitted or updated your application. The documents do not need to be originals, although we do reserve the right to request to see original documentation.

Please note that you have 28 days from the date of your application to supply evidence of identity for you, and a joint applicant if you are applying with a partner. If you are unable to supply evidence, your application will be closed.

One document can be submitted to confirm your name, address and national insurance number. Please see below for details of what evidence will be accepted.

Please see the Government website for details of how to get your National Insurance number if you have lost or forgotten it, or how to apply for a National Insurance number

Evidence must: 

- Be official. Hand written evidence will not be accepted. 

- Match the name/ address on your application. 

- Be current, valid and not have expired

Evidence of your name, address & National Insurance number

- Letter from HM Revenue & Customs from the last 12 months

- Letter from the Department of Work & Pensions from the last 12 months

- Payslip from the last 12 months

The document must give your name, address and national Insurance number to be accepted as proof for all 3 elements. 

 

Evidence of your name

- Letter from HM Revenue & Customs from the last 12 months

- Letter from the Department of Work & Pensions from the last 12 months

- Payslip from the last 12 months

- Housing Benefit award letter from the last 12 months

- Council tax award letter from the last 12 months

- DVLA car registration document

- Signed passport

- UK or EU driving licence

- Citizencard

- National Identity card

- Firearms or shotgun certificate

- Home Office Residence Permit

- Birth or Adoption Certificate

- Marriage/ Civil Partnership Certificate

- Deed-poll documents

- Decree nisi or decree absolute documents

- DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) papers

 

Evidence of your Address (evidence must be from the last 12 months)

- Letter from HM Revenue & Customs 

- Letter from the Department of Work & Pensions

- Payslip

- Housing Benefit award letter

- Council tax award letter or Bill 

- Electric, Gas or Water Bill

- Telephone Bill (not mobile)

- Rent account statement

- Bank or Post Office account statement

- Credit card statement

- UK mortgage statement 

- Contents or Buildings insurance policy 

- Tenancy agreement

- Notice to vacate property

 

Evidence of your National Insurance number

- Letter from HM Revenue & Customs from the last 12 months

- Letter from the Department of Work & Pensions from the last 12 months

- Payslip from the last 12 months

- National Insurance number plastic card

- P45 or P60 from the last 12 months

- National Insurance contributions account summary from the last 12 months

- Bank statement from the last 12 months showing payments by direct debit for class-2 national insurance contributions, or benefits payments received as long as your national insurance number is shown

- HM Revenue & Customs construction industry registration card (CIS4, CIS5 or CIS6)