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Providing evidence for housing benefit and council tax support

National insurance number and identity

Identity

We will always need to see original documents. The following documents are acceptable as proof:

  • birth certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • passport
  • medical card
  • driving license
  • UK residence permit
  • EEC identity card
  • recently paid gas or electricity bill

We may need to see several documents for each person. You will only have to provide evidence of you and/or your partner’s identity when you claim benefit for the first time.

National insurance

We will always need to see original documents. The following documents are acceptable as proof:

  • national insurance number card
  • payslips
  • letters from the department of work and pensions
  • letters from the tax office

You will only have to provide evidence of you and/or your partners national insurance number when you claim benefit for the first time

Housing benefits and council tax support office

Address:
Civic Centre
Harrow
HA1 2DU