Your client has to show their financial position in the seven days before advice and assistance/ABWOR was granted. The documentation should ideally cover that specific period. We accept this is not always possible for a number of reasons.

If there is no more up-to-date evidence during the preceding seven days you should:

  • Question your client to ensure there have been no changes since the date of the document.
  • Keep a note of the questions and the responses that satisfied you about your client’s financial eligibility
  • Make enquiries of third parties as authorised by your client’s Declaration, if necessary

You should get the most recent documentation you practically can to satisfy yourself initially. As the case progresses, you can ask for the next wage-slip or bank statement that is issued. You could then use this information to reassess eligibility and if necessary to recalculate any contribution your client has to pay.

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