Required Evidence

We will need to see the original documents.

Examples of the evidence needed to support a claim for benefit are shown below:

Proof of Identity and Proof of National Insurance Number

We require a minimum of two pieces of evidence from you (and your partner if you have one), to prove your identity and National Insurance Number. Examples include:

  • original birth certificate
  • driving licence
  • wage slips from current employer
  • passport
  • credit card
  • divorce or annulment papers
  • benefit entitlement letter
  • gas, electric or water rates bill
  • life assurance policy
  • letter from a solicitor, doctor, social worker, probation officer or the Inland Revenue
  • NHS medical card
  • marriage certificate
  • bank statement (should be dated within last 4 weeks)
  • HM forces certificate of employment
  • EC or EBA national identity card
  • Home Office acknowledgement letter

If we require any evidence to support your claim we will contact you.


Last Updated: 19 July 2021