To allow Home Point to assess your application for rehousing, the following will need to be provided for all members of the household, including children (where applicable).
BEFORE PROVIDING DOCUMENTS, PLEASE READ THE EXPLANATORY NOTES to ensure that assessment is not delayed.
ALL documents must be clear and relevant to what has been requested, otherwise this will result in a delay in assessing your application whilst further copies are requested.
1. Proof of Identity - all household members
We need to know who you and your household members are and will accept any one of the following:-
If you do not have any of the above, the following will be accepted:
PLEASE NOTE: if you have changed your name you will be required to provide evidence of this e.g. marriage certificate, deed poll.
2. Confirmation of National Insurance Number (NINO) - for all household members 16 years and over
This is unique to everyone and prevents duplicate applications. We will therefore accept any one of the following:-
3. Proof of Income - for all household members 16 years and over.
This is to enable the financial assessment of the household and to check the eligibility criteria is met. Where there are households members 16 years and over that are not working and are not in receipt of any benefits, please confirm this in writing including which household member this relates to.
For those who are working:-
If you have recently started work and are not able to provide wage slips then a copy of your contract of employment confirming the working hours and pay arrangements.
If you have recently started self-employment, you will be required to provide confirmation of this e.g. notification to the tax office.
For those who are currently claiming benefits / pensions:-
Where award letters are not available e.g. Universal Credit, you will be expected to provide full statements which can be accessed on line or via your online portal.
4. Proof of Savings - for all household members (including children's savings accounts).
This is to enable the financial assessment of the household and to check the eligibility criteria is met.
ALL statements should have the account number, the account holders name, and where possible the address and should show the full transactions i.e. money in/out and the balance.
5. Proof of local connection - for the main/joint applicants only
This is to ensure that you meet the criteria to register.
For all those living in Herefordshire at the point of application
Please provide one of the following for your current address:-
If you are not responsible for paying the bills (e.g. you are living with family or friends) please make sure that your bank statements display the address you are currently living at.
Herefordshire looked after child or care leaver - in addition to the above, you will need to provide:
For those living outside of the County of Herefordshire at the point of application and have
Family living in the county (parents, adult children, adult siblings (i.e. brothers or sisters)
PLEASE NOTE: the above should relate to the same family member.
Employed or has an offer of accommodation in the county
Herefordshire looked after child or care leaver
6. Any additional information - for any household member to which this is relevant
This information is to evidence/support your application and the reasons you are seeking to be rehoused. It is important that you provide as much up to date information as possible to ensure that your application is processed correctly and the appropriate band awarded.
Examples of additional information that will be accepted include:-
The OT report can be obtained by either of the following routes:-
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED NOTICE TO LEAVE YOUR CURRENT ACCOMMODATION:-
You must provide the following if you have received a request to leave your current accommodation under the following circumstances
IF YOU ARE A HOME OWNER OR HAVE SOLD A PROPERTY IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
If you are a home owner, have a legal interest in a property but live elsewhere or you have sold a property within the last 5 years you will need to provide the following to enable Home Point to complete the financial assessment:-
LEFT OR DISCHARGED FROM THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS
To be eligible for the additional waiting time, you will need to provide the following:-