In the current economy, people support their families in many different ways. In addition to traditional employment where people earn a salary or wage, there are many other means by which people earn income. Some people are self-employed and are able to pay for certain living expenses through their companies.
These are called perqs and the value of the perq is includable as income. Other people receive state or federal assistance, veteran’s benefits, unemployment, tips and even lottery winnings are includable as income. Virtually any and all earnings should be included on your financial statement for purposes of determining child support. Any failure to disclose income may be used against you in court.