What money is counted when working out your claim

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

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

What about other money I have?

Small amounts of savings and investments, including current 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 £16,000 then you will not be eligible to claim.