Providing Evidence to Support Your Claim
You may need to provide supporting evidence when you apply for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction.
We would normally expect to receive the evidence as soon as possible, certainly within one month of your application. Type of evidence which we may need to see includes:
- identity (passport, driving licence)
- bank statements
- earning certificate
- self employment
- child care costs
- proof of rent
If any further evidence is needed, we will contact you. We will usually do this by email, if you have one.
If you aren't able to provide all the evidence we need, you must let us know. You will need to tell us what information is missing and when you can provide it.
Submitting Your Evidence
You can submit your evidence by email, attaching photographs or scanned documents, quoting your benefit claim reference number.