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Benefits - Supporting Documents Accepted by Basildon Council

Find out about documents you can use to support your claim.

In order for your Housing Benefit and/or Local Council Tax Support claims to be processed we require proof to support your application.

Proof Required

Documents Accepted

2 Forms of Proof of Identity

Passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, driving licence, medical card, utility bill showing current address or a UK residence permit

Proof of National Insurance Number

P45, P60, payslip, benefit entitlement letter or a National Insurance card

Proof of Rent

Tenancy agreement or letter from your landlord confirming your current rent

Proof of Income

5 weekly or 2 monthly pay slips

Self Employed Earnings

If you are self employed please complete a Self Employed Earnings Form

Child Benefit

Entitlement letter from HM Revenue and Customs or bank statement to show the amount of child benefit being paid

Working/Child Tax Credit

Entitlement letter from HM Revenue and Customs

Childcare Charges

Proof of childcare provider's OFSTED number and proof of childcare charges

Work/Private Pension

Payslip or latest award letter showing amount of pension received

Bank/Building Society Accounts

Last two months bank statements or updated building society passbook for all accounts that you hold

ISA's/ Bonds

Statement or certificate is required to show the value

Shares/National Savings Certificates

Evidence of the amount of shares held or book of national savings certificates




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