What you must provide to support your benefit claim

  1. What you must provide to support your benefit claim
  2. Sending your proofs (You are here)
  3. Time limits for providing proofs
  4. Proof of identity
  5. Proof of National Insurance number
  6. Proof of savings and investments
  7. Proof of earnings
  8. Proof of child maintenance
  9. Proof of other income
  10. Proof of rent
  11. Proof of childcare costs
  12. Proof of student status
  13. Proof of children who live with you
  14. Proofs for other people who live with you
  15. Problems uploading your proofs

Sending your proofs

You can upload and send us electronic copies of your documentation when you make your application online.

You can take a photo of your documents on a smart phone or tablet. Or you could use a scanner or digital camera linked to a computer.

You can upload files in any of the following formats:

  • PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
  • Scanned images and photos
    • JPEG (.jpeg or .jpg)
    • PNG (.png)
    • GIF (.gif)
    • Bitmap (.bmp)

You can download apps to your mobile device to help you scan your documents.

Android devices

Tiny Scanner


Apple devices


Scanbot 6


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