- look for your National Insurance number on payslips or official letters about tax, pensions or benefits
- ask for a reminder through the post
What you will need
You should use this online service when you are ready to make your court or tribunal application. It will provide you with a Help with Fees reference number you can put on your court or tribunal application.
If you are making a multiple claim or application, both applicants will need to make a separate Help with Fees application and submit both online reference numbers to the court.
Staff will process the Help with Fees reference number and the court or tribunal application together and let you know if you need to pay towards the fee or if they require more information from you.
Before you continue, make sure you have:
- your National Insurance number or
- your Home Office reference number – you may have a Home Office reference number if you are subject to immigration control
- the court or tribunal form number
- your case number, claim number or notice to pay - if you have one
You'll also need details of your:
- income, including wages
- savings and investments
- partner's income, savings and investments - if you have one
If you don’t know your National Insurance number
If you don't know your Home Office reference number
- You will find your Home Office reference number on any of the correspondence you have received from the Home Office.
If you don't have either a National Insurance number or a Home Office reference number, you need to use the paper form and apply to the court or tribunal by post or email.
The information you provide needs to be accurate as it will act as evidence for your application. We’ll contact you if we need to see proof of this information.Continue