We must see original documents, not copies. These can be sent in or scanned while you wait in the Atrium at the Civic Centre. You must provide proof for you and your partner and for all other adults in your household.
Such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, National Insurance Number card, medical card, driving license, UK residence permit, EEC identity card, or recent gas or electricity bill. We may need to see several of these documents for each person.
Such as a National Insurance number card, payslips or letters from the Department for Work and Pensions or HM Revenues and Customs.
Such as all bank, building society or post office books, full bank statements, or certificates for Premium Bonds, National Savings Certificates, ISAs, stocks, shares and unit trusts. We need to see evidence of any interest or dividends on investments and savings. The evidence must show details for at least the last two months.
Such as pension slips from a previous employer or a letter from the court showing how much child maintenance you are getting. We need to see evidence of any money people pay you for board and lodgings.
Such as current award notices or letters from the Department for Work and Pensions confirming how much you get. If you do not have evidence, you should let us know straight away. You should not send order books through the post.
Such as a rent book, rent receipts, a tenancy agreement or a letter from your landlord. We need evidence that you have an agreement to pay rent and proof of any rent or deposit paid so far.
Such as letters about student grants or maintenance, agreements or receipts from registered childcarers.
Updated: 17 October 2017