Housing benefit – documents we must have
1. Proof of identity
Two pieces of identification, such as:
national insurance card
letter from a utility company showing your name and address
current wage slips
benefit entitlement letter.
2. Proof of your rent
Your tenancy agreement signed by you and your landlord, or a statement signed by your landlord confirming the details of your tenancy.
The statement should show the amount of rent you have to pay and any charges that are included (such as heating costs or meals).
3. Proof of earned income or benefits
Recent and consecutive pay slips:
five if you are paid weekly
three if you are paid fortnightly
two if you are paid monthly.
Your award letter, or other official notification, showing your name, address, date and the amount of the award.
4. Proof of savings
Bank statements (last two months), building society passbooks, post office books, share certificates, premium bonds and national savings certificates.