I'm applying for student loan repayment assistance. As part of the process I need to prove my income for last month. The instructions are:
"The following documents are acceptable as proof of income:
- Copies of pay stubs showing your Total Gross Monthly Family Income (before taxes and other deductions). Please note. if you do not have all of your pay stubs for the months indicated, please obtain a letter from your employer detailing your gross income, broken down by month;
- Copies of employment insurance and social assistance stubs (or a letter from a case worker stating gross income); and
- If you are self-employed, a monthly business bank statement, or third-party letter signed by your financial institution or letter showing revenue and expense signed by an accountant."
I work on a very irregular schedule. I am registered with an agency that takes a cut of the checks I get. I asked them how much I made in the month, and they told me, but as for an official document that would be considered proof I don't know what I can get? I get a T4A so I think this means I'm considered self-employed but I don't have an accountant. Also when entering the amount, should I deduct the cut the agency takes? The word used is "gross monthly income". When I do get checks they have a pay stub, but not for the whole month, just for the day of work.