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What counts as income when it comes to applying for a discount on the divorce court fees?

anon3
17.07.2019 10:30:29

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What should I include as my income when applying for a discount on the government court fee to divorce?

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Hannah
17.07.2019 10:40:17

Hi anon3 -

You should include in income

  • Wages
  • Certain benefits
  • Pensions (state, work or private without guarantee credit)
  • Rent from anyone living with you and other properties that you own
  • Payments from relatives
  • Maintenance payments, e.g from an ex-spouse
  • Income from selling goods publicly or privately including over the internet
  • Student maintenance loans, grants or bursaries (except for tuition fee loans)

What benefits not to include in your monthly income

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Back to Work Bonus
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Budgeting Advances paid under Universal Credit
  • Budgeting Loan
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Carer Element of Universal Credit
  • Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit
  • Childcare Element of Universal Credit
  • Cold Weather Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Direct payments made under Community Care
  • Services for Carer and, Children’s Services
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Disabled and Severely Disabled elements of Child Tax Credit
  • Disabled and Severely Disabled Child elements of, Working Tax Credit, Disabled and Severely Disabled Child elements of Universal Credit,Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Financial support under an agreement for the foster care of a child
  • Funeral Payment
  • Housing Benefit
  • Housing Credit Element of Pension Credit
  • Housing Element of Universal Credit
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Independent Living Fund payments
  • Limited Capability for Work Element of Universal Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Any pension paid under the Naval, Military and Air forces etc (Disablement and Death) service Pension Order 2006
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Short Term Benefit Advances (STBAs)
  • Universal Credit Advances
  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance

You can use our divorce court fee calculator to see if you may be entitled to a discount on the government court fees to divorce.

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