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Income from other sources

Income from other sources

You should include under "Income from sources not already mentioned" most other sources of income that have not already been mentioned in the calculator.

Do not include income from savings or investments, as these assets should be entered separately as savings. Certain kinds of income are not counted when calculating benefits and can be excluded. For instance, you can exclude income from charitable sources and voluntary payments.

You do not need to enter income from means-tested benefits, as the calculator will work these out. So ignore any income you get from Pension Credit, Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (income-based) and Employment and Support Allowance (income-related).

You should also exclude:

  • Child Benefit
  • payments from insurance policies which are intended and used to make payments on credit agreements (other income from insurance policies is usually taken into account)
  • grants received from a Local Authority because you have a dependant child who continues in education past school leaving age
  • training premiums or refunded travelling expenses for DfES Training Schemes and courses
  • enterprise allowance
  • payments made under the Access to Work scheme for disabled people
  • expenses received from a charity for voluntary work
  • income in kind (received instead of money)
  • money received for fostering a child
  • money paid out under community boarding out schemes for looking after a disabled or elderly person temporarily
  • money received for looking after a child instead of placing them in care
  • any payments you receive from a trust fund which was set up with a lump-sum compensation payment
  • money received from being a holder of the Victoria Cross, George Cross or any comparable award
  • money from the Social Fund
  • money from the Winter Fuel Payment or Xmas bonus on state pensions
  • Guardian’s Allowance

There are some types of income that are not counted if you are pension age that are taken into account if you are working age e.g. cash in lieu of concessionary coal and some sports awards.  

The following benefits are ignored as income when assessing your entitlement:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Christmas Bonus
  • Bereavement Payment
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • Exceptionally severe disablement allowance
  • War Widows or War Widowers Supplementary Pension
  • Severe disablement occupational allowance
  • Social Fund payments
  • Winter Fuel Payment
  • War Pension Constant Attendance Allowance