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Housing benefit and council tax support

Evidence you need to provide

For us to be able to process your claim you will need to provide evidence of your circumstances.

The documents you provide must be original documents. However if you are having difficulty finding these documents give us a call for some advice.  

Do not delay in sending us your application form if you haven't got all the evidence we need. Send us your form straight away.

Download the evidence requirements checklist [pdf]

Income and capital

Housing benefit and council tax support are ‘means tested’ benefits.  We need to know about how much income and capital you have to work out how much housing benefit and council tax support you are entitled to.  Find out more about income and capital, and the evidence you need to provide.