How to get proof of employment history

A special employment history request can be submitted by taxpayers for those needing to make a claim for compensation. The form is usually used for claims relating to industrial injuries, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and hardship.

HMRC will only accept requests that are made using the Employment history team: claimant’s evidence of employers form. The form is available on the GOV.UK website.

There is an additional form that must be completed where an application is being made for a deceased relative’s employment history. This form should only be completed in full by the person legally entitled to apply for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration as this may not necessarily be the next-of-kin.

Planning note

HMRC has 40 calendar days to reply to request for information. Where taxpayers are contacted for additional information the 40 days starts after HMRC receives the additional information. HMRC asks that taxpayers do not to contact them for an update on the status of a claim unless the 40-day limit has passed.

Posted in HMRC notices

Exeter Accountant MJ Smith & Co

Celebrating 25 years of excellence.

Free 1st Meeting
Fixed Fees
Free Support!

Find out more

Client Portal Login

Forgot Password?

Latest News

MTD for VAT pilot extended

The introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is fast approaching. From April 2019, some 1 million businesses with …
Read More

Finance (No.3) Bill and the Budget

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride has confirmed that the government will publish Finance (No.3) Bill on Wednesday, …
Read More

Tapering of residence nil rate band

The Inheritance Tax main residence nil-rate band (RNRB) came into effect on 6 April 2017. The RNRB is a transferable …
Read More