What is included as income

What is included as income

‘Income’ is the gross weekly earnings from all sources of the person applying for a grant of legal assistance (and any relevant financially assisted person), including:

  • pensions, benefits and allowances, excluding Family Tax Benefit
  • earnings from employment, including overtime
  • income from self-employment or business
  • commissions and allowances (such as a car allowance)
  • royalties
  • interest on investments
  • share dividends
  • periodic capital receipts, including payments from investments and payment of debts to the person
  • capital profits from the purchase and sale of property
  • rent received
  • maintenance or child support
  • WorkCover or Commonwealth workers’ compensation payments
  • superannuation, life insurance or an annuity
  • financial support from any other source, including any money that the person could receive if they exercised their rights or powers (for example, money distributed from a trust controlled by the person).