The Working Family Payment is a weekly, tax-free payment available to employees with children. It gives extra financial support to families with children with rates depending on their incomes and family size. The payment was previously called Family Income Supplement.
To qualify for Working Family Payment, you must meet all of these requirements:
Under EU regulations, you may be able to claim WFP if your children are living abroad and dependent on you.
You cannot get Working Family Payment if you are on a Community Employment Scheme or most other job schemes. You may qualify for Working Family Payment if you are taking part in Job Initiative or the Community Service Programme.
The Working Family Payment you receive is 60% of the difference between your average weekly family income and the income limit that applies to your family. Your average family income is your total earnings less tax, employee social insurance (PRSI), Universal Social Charge (USC) and any other income your family has.
Working Family Payment is paid directly into your current or deposit account at your bank or building society. It cannot be paid into a mortgage account. Any Working Family Payment that you qualify for will be paid from the first Thursday after the section receives your application form.
Generally, you will be reassessed once a year. Your payment will not change for a year (52 weeks) even if your income goes up or down. However you can ask for your payment to be reassessed if one of the following applies to you:
Working Family Payment is included when you are assessed for these entitlements:
WFP income limits from 9 January 2020
|If you have||And your weekly family income is less than|
|Eight Children or more||€1,308|
To apply, fill in the form below, and return with relevant supporting documentation to:
To renew your WFP fill in the form below, and return with relevant supporting documentation to:
If you are applying to Renew your Working Family Payment please send your completed Renewal form to:
Operational guidelines describe the processes and procedures that staff in the department follow when carrying out their work.