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After you have applied to join the Housing Register, you need to provide evidence to support your application. We will tell you the evidence we need.
You have 30 days from when you made your application to give us the evidence.
Once you have the documents you need to provide, you must upload your evidence.
You can contact us if you have any issues with supplying your evidence.
If you don't provide us with any evidence, we won't write to you to request it. We will remove your application 30 days after you submitted it.
To prove your identify, you must provide the following documents for everyone living in the household. This includes:
If your name has changed since birth, you will need to provide us with a copy of the deed poll that proves the change of name.
You must provide evidence of all your and your partners’ capital and savings.
We must see bank statements for each account you/your partner have, even if the account has no money in it.
You must provide a statement for every bank/building society account you/your partner has. It must include the full transactions for the previous two months.
You must provide evidence of any other capital or investments that you and your partner have, such as:
You must provide the following evidence for all adults in the household. This includes:
Other benefits includes any benefits, state retirement pension or tax credits that you, your partner or non-dependant get.
If you are waiting for a benefit award from DWP, you need to tell us in writing us how you are meeting your living expenses.
You must tell us about and the relationship and identities of all those that live in you/your partner's home.
If children are going to be living with you, you must provide:
For those that are not British citizens, you need to provide the following evidence:
For proof of your tenancy, we can accept:
For proof that you own a property, you must provide:
If you apply to join the Housing Register, you must prove your current residence. We need proof of the following documents for all adults living in the household. This includes:
If you are living with friends or family, or in a hostel, you will need to provide a letter from them confirming your living arrangements.
If you are living in a caravan, you must provide a copy of your site agreement or letter from the owner confirming living arrangements.
To prove a local connection to Chelmsford, you must provide:
If you are providing a utility bill, the date on the bill must be from at least the last five years. You must also provide a current bill to confirm your residence.
You will need to provide evidence of any current health conditions. This includes:
We need to know if your landlord or someone you are living with has asked you to leave the property or you are threatened with homelessness for any other reason.
You will need to provide us with:
If you are rough sleeping, you will need to tell us your location so we can make sure you get the right support. If you are currently working with a support agency you will need to provide us with their details.
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