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Tax credits - income from unemployment insurance

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puglady2016 Thu 23-Feb-17 00:34:12

My husband has lost his job so we are now eligible for tax credits. However, he has an income protection insurance policy and I am not sure if this counts as income for tax credits. My instinct is not as it's not taxable - does anyone know where I can get advice on this as tax credits helpline did not know so told me to declare it anyway but I don't see why I should if it's not legally classed as income! At the same time I want the claim to be correct

Rockchick1984 Thu 23-Feb-17 11:55:55

Is it a monthly payment or a lump sum? I suspect that a monthly amount would be included but that a one off payment wouldn't be. Personally I'd be tempted to just ring again and speak to someone else!

puglady2016 Thu 23-Feb-17 13:01:00

It will be monthly but Citizens Advice Bureau website says it's not classed as taxable income and according to HMRC rules only miscellaneous income which is taxable is declarable

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