Evidence you need to send in
You must provide all the evidence we need or we might not be able to award you benefit or support. We
need the same proof for your partner, if you have one, and for any other adults living in your home.
If you don’t have all the evidence we’ve asked for, send in your form immediately, delays may result in
you losing benefit or support. Please tell us what evidence is missing and why you cannot yet provide it.
You must send in any missing evidence within one month of returning your form, stating your name and
address on anything you send us later.
National Insurance number and identity - Original Documents only
We need evidence of your identity (ID) and National Insurance number. If you have a partner, we also need
proof of their National Insurance number and identity.
Please provide one of the documents from each box listed below for you and your partner if you have
one. Remember this must be an original document not a copy.
If you don’t have any of the above documents to prove your National Insurance number, please provide
one of the following documents as proof of your identity. Remember they must be originals and you should
do the same for your partner if you have one.
If any of the documents you supply for identity has your name and your partner’s name, we will
accept the document as identity for both of you.
Documents with a National Insurance number
Latest P60 - within the last two years
Official wage slips - within the last three
months, not handwritten
Letter from the tax office - dated within the
last 12 months
National Insurance number card
Current benefit notification letter from the
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
dated within the last 12 months
Bank or building society statement showing
welfare benefit paid into an account, but this
must quote your National Insurance number
Proof of identity
Current EC residence permit
Current Aliens Registration Certificate
Current Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Full UK driving licence
Certificate of employment in HM Forces and
Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Standard Acknowledgement Letter (SAL)
Credit, debit, cheque cards
Birth or adoption certificate (original or official
copy of original)
Divorce, annulment or separation documents
Bank or building society statement or passbook
updated within the last year
Letter from a solicitor, social worker or a
Life assurance or life insurance policy