What money is counted when working out your claim?

We count any money you have coming in. This includes:

  • Department for Work and Pensions benefits
  • maintenance
  • works pensions
  • wages
  • Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.

This is not a complete list. If you’re not sure - tell us anyway.

What about other money I have?

Small amounts of savings and investments, including current bank accounts may not affect your claim, but you must tell us about them. You’ll need to tell us about your partner’s accounts too.

If you having savings over £3,000 then you will not be eligible to claim.

If you’re pension age you can have up to £16,000 in savings.