Supporting evidence needed

Supporting evidence needed

We need the below documentation in order to calculate your benefit entitlement. The sooner we receive the documents, the sooner we can pay your benefit!

  • Proof of Identity/National Insurance Number
    (Passport, Driving Licence, DWP Letter, Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Wage Slip, P45, P60, National Insurance Card, Medical Card, Marriage Certificate)
  • Bank Accounts/Building Society Accounts
    (We need to see two full consecutive months’ statements for current accounts. If you have a passbook, please ensure your balance is up to date)
  • Shares
    (Share Certificates)
  • National Savings Certificates
  • Jobseekers Allowance/Income Support/Employment Support Allowance
    (Award Letter)
  • Earnings
    (5 weekly or two monthly wage slips)
  • Self Employment Earnings
    (Profit and loss accounts or ask us for a “Self Employment Certificate”)
  • Disability Living Allowance/Carers Allowance
    (Award letter)
  • Child Benefit
    (Award letter or entry on bank statement)
  • Tax Credit
    (Award Letter)
  • State Retirement Pension
  • Private Pension
  • Widows Pension
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit
  • Proof of Rent
    (Tenancy agreement, Rent book, letter from landlord)
  • Maintenance
    (Court order or CSA letter)


West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard
DN21 2NA