If you’re in a couple

If you’re in a couple we count your partner’s income and assets too.

To get the amount we use as your income we:

  • add what they earn to what you earn
  • divide the total by 2.

To get the amount your assets are worth, we add up the value of all the following:

  • assets in your name
  • assets in their name
  • assets in both of your names.

We then divide the total by 2.

Page last updated: 10 July 2019