Working Family Payment (WFP) - SW 22


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Your WFP payment is 60% of the difference between your average weekly family income and the income limit for your family size, rounded up to the nearest euro.

Example 1

If you have three children and your weekly assessable family income is €300, your WFP payment is calculated as follows:
 Income limit   €723.00
 Your weekly assessable income -€300.00
 Difference  €423.00
 Weekly WFP payment is 60% of €423, which is  €254.00

(Based on current income limits March 2019)

Example 2

If you have two children and your fortnightly assessable income from worksharing is €380, your WFP payment is calculated as follows:
 Income limit   €622.00
 Your weekly assessable income (€380÷2)  -€190.00
 Difference   €432.00
 Weekly WFP Payment is 60% of €422, which is   €260.00

(Based on current income limits March 2019)

WFP Payments are always rounded up to the nearest €1.

Please Note
No matter how little you may qualify for, you will still get a minimum of €20 each week.

Assessable earnings refer to net income, meaning after income tax, Universal Social Charge, employee PRSI, and pension contributions have been deducted. See section 5 and section 6 for more information.

Last modified:06/06/2019
 

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