From today's Independent "The Department of Social Welfare calculates the weekly means test by adding together the maximum rate of state contributory pension of €230.30, plus €100 and any further allowances paid for a qualified adult, dependent child or Living Alone increase." My mother is over 70 years of age receiving a maximum contributory pension. She is in receipt of some investment dividends totalling 66 Euro per month. I also have a covenant set up whereby I give her 320 Euro each month. On her From 54 claims which she submits each year, it is not the 320 net that is recorded, but the 400 gross before tax amount. My question is, does anyone at this stage know if the 100 Euro weekly income limit referred to above, is net or gross income?