Benefit supporting proofs

If you are applying for housing benefit and a council tax reduction we may need proofs to verify your application, or any changes, before a decision can be made.

How to provide proofs

You can - 

  • visit one of our Customer Service Centres

Find you nearest Customer Service Centre

  • send your proofs to us (do not send any valuable documents through the post)

Freepost RSJC-KKBE-ABXZ
Hull City Council Revenues and Benefits Service
PO Box 15
Hull 
HU1 2AB

Proofs required

Identity for you and your partner –

  • birth certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • current passport
  • medical card
  • driving license in phot card format
  • UK residence permit
  • EEC identity card
  • letter from a government department

National Insurance number for you and your partner

  • National Insurance number card
  • P60 or payslips
  • Letter from the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP)

Other evidence you may be required to submit -

  • capital, savings and investments for you and your partner
  • earnings for you, your partner and any non dependants living with you
  • self employed income for you, your partner and any other adults living with you
  • benefits, allowances or pensions for you, your partner and any other adults living with you
  • your tenancy agreement and proof of rent paid
  • child care costs
  • any other eligible expenses

You may also receive a letter requesting further proofs from a benefits officer where needed.

If you do not have any payslips, or they are handwritten, ask your employer to fill in a proof of earnings form.

If you have childcare costs but don't have receipts, ask your childcare provider to complete a childcare costs form.

If you don't have a a tenancy agreement or have no proof of your rent, ask your landlord to complete a landlord rent declaration form.