He is making monthly payments and paid for the insurance and license tags although it is still in my name. Rather than make a lump sum payment because of limited funds on his part he is paying me so much per month. I have been keeping that money for my spending money (for groceries, hairdresser and small purchases), so that I can keep my checking account for paying my bills. utilities,etc and which will be needed for property tax, insurance license for my car and whatever might come up. My regular income consists of only a small Soc. Sec. check and small Vet. Administration Pension. I don't want to build up my my assets as I've put in a claim to VA for my medical expenses and may later need to get on Medical(Calif) When I have spent down to the minimum. So I have become concerned if the car payments would be considered income. Does anyone know how that works. I think that the payments are just replacing the money I paid for the new car, which was in cash.