First we determine you, your spouse’s, civil partner’s or cohabitant’s average assessable earnings.
Then we add any income from self-employment you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant have. Income from self-employment is usually calculated from examining the latest set of accounts. If there is not enough information available, a Social Welfare Inspector may visit to calculate that income.
Next we add any income you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant has from any other source.
These three items, earnings from employment, income from self-employment and income from any other source, are added together and are your Weekly Family Income.