Would Erudio ( the private firm who bought out student loans ) count work related expenses such as fuel and lunch as income?
I have a very distressed family member who has been messed around no end by this company.
She is now worried they will want to count this as income and if they do this would push her over the earnings threshold
My advice is this, she should be ok because taxable expenses are as follows :
'expenses paid by your employer when those expenses are not totally and necessarily incurred in doing your job including travelling expenses between your home and your place of work, and expenses incurred for the care of a member of your family, such as child minding costs'
In her case the expenses are totally and necessarily incurred in doing her job as she has to travel around from place to place as part of the job and so has to pay for fuel. Lunch im not so sure on but i would argue that is is necessary because she is always out of area due to to the job.