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Proof of right to work

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Rosabug
Rosabug Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi
So, I am looking for work, and a friend has told me that I'll need documents to prove I have a right to work.  Because I've been out of work long term, I don't have a P45.  I have a passport (expired) and my birth certificate, but am I right in thinking that in place of the P45 I will need some form of proof of the benefits I've been on?  If so, would I need proof of both the UC and the PIP, or just the UC?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    You don't need proof of benefits ehat you need is proof of your national insurance number on an official document like a dwp ot hmrc letter or payslip or p45 or p60 

    You will need this as well as your full length birth certificate and proof of address like utility bill of bank statement dated within last 3 months 

    The best document to prove is a passport but it should be valid and not expired 

    I was a hr manager and had to do right to work checks for all employees 


  • Rosabug
    Rosabug Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you.  Would a printout of a UC statement suffice as a 'letter' for proof of national insurance number?  And for proof of address, would an NHS letter work?  I'm just a bit short of relevant documents, so a bit worried about what I can use.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,289 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your UC statement is fine. For proof of address a bank statement or a bill will be good to use.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi again 

    Nhs letter would not be allowed it needs to be a utility bill or council tax bill or bank statement or letter from dwp or tax office 

    I'm not sure about uc statement never seen one used does it have ni number on . Usually people use their award letter or tax code letter or annual rate letter for benefits 

    Proof of ni needs to have letter head of where it came from as well as your ni number 

    You have time to get the documents in place you can ring pip to get a copy of your letter but you should soon get your letter about new pip rates which you can use 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,289 Disability Gamechanger
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    janer1967 said:


    I'm not sure about uc statement never seen one used does it have ni number on .
    I just looked at my daughters UC statement and it doesn't have her NI number on it, never realised this, it only has name and address.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for update @poppy123456 I didn't think I had ever seen a uc statement used ad profile if ni 

    We learn something new everyday 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,289 Disability Gamechanger
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    janer1967 said:

    We learn something new everyday 
    We do indeed.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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