Financial Support Evidence We Accept

As part of ESFA guidelines, the Learner Support Fund must be awarded on eligibility through household income. We must gather the correct income evidence of claimants and the people they live with to assess a household’s income.

Failure to supply any evidence that the online application or a staff member may request will result in a delay to an application being completed.

See the different evidence types available below that may relate to your circumstances:

– All the pages of the 2022/23 Tax Credit Letter.

-Three most recent wage slips with name and address.

-Benefit letter dated within three months that includes name and address. If the letter is older than 3 months, please also provide a full month’s bank statement.
(Benefit letters include; Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers’ Allowance.)

-Self-assessment tax calculation or certified accounts.

– P60 Form.

– Annual Pension statement or Pension Payment plan.

– Universal Credit (The 3 most recent payment statements for Universal Credit. Each statement needs to evidence all information including name, address, the blue box at the top, and the section titled “If your circumstances change”. This can be found on the Universal Credit app or online via the log in account.)

We DO NOT accept bank statements as evidence for Universal Credit.

Please contact studentsupport@barnsley.ac.uk for further information on evidence.

Last updated: 6th June 2022