Providing evidence for housing benefit and council tax support

Capital, savings and investments

You must provide evidence of you and your partner’s capital and savings if you/your partner are working age and have £6,000 or more combined. These bank statements/building society books must show full details of transactions for the two months prior to the time you are claiming benefit/support for.

You must also provide evidence of any other capital/investments such as bonds, stocks and shares, national savings certificates, ISAs, unit trusts, premium bonds other property, land interest or dividends that you and your partner have.

You cannot get housing benefit or council tax support if you have more than £16,000 in capital unless you get guaranteed pension credit.


Housing benefits and council tax support office

Civic Centre