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

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


    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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