Does child tax credit, child benefit and working tax credit count as income?

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I'm_infires
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Hi, I'm applying for student finance right now and I'm kind of confused. I'm currently filling in the dependants section of my parent's accounts and it's asking for the "dependant's income details".

My dad is employed so he earns some from this and gets working tax credit too.

My mum is a housewife so she doesn't work and is given child tax credit and child benefit.

Does this money from the government count as income? (Specifically, child tax credit, child benefit and working tax credit). I was thinking it doesn't count but if I do not include these, that means I have to put in £0 in the "dependant's income details" section right? And it would also mean that my mum will have an income of £0... That doesn't seem right.

Please someone help me
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It does say don't include child benefit but the confusing bit is that they say they want to know about any income such as ......benefits and then says don't include income such as child benefit. I'm assuming child tax credit and working tax credit doesn't count as well ?? But then my mother ends up having £0 to her name?:'
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(Original post by I'm_infires)
Hi, I'm applying for student finance right now and I'm kind of confused. I'm currently filling in the dependants section of my parent's accounts and it's asking for the "dependant's income details".

My dad is employed so he earns some from this and gets working tax credit too.

My mum is a housewife so she doesn't work and is given child tax credit and child benefit.

Does this money from the government count as income? (Specifically, child tax credit, child benefit and working tax credit). I was thinking it doesn't count but if I do not include these, that means I have to put in £0 in the "dependant's income details" section right? And it would also mean that my mum will have an income of £0... That doesn't seem right.

Please someone help me
Hi I'm_infires,

Child tax credit. child benefit & working tax credit are not taxable so wouldn't be included.

It's fine for it to be £0. You wouldn't be doing anything wrong if she doesn't have taxable income to include.

Warm regards,

Shaun.
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