Working Family Payment (WFP) - SW 22

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  • Your WFP payment is not taxed.
  • Please note: 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. 
  • Your WFP payment is not counted as income when you are considered for a medical card or GP Card.
  • WFP is counted when assessing entitlement to Rent or Mortgage supplement.
  • You cannot get WFP if you are taking part in a Community Employment Scheme or other Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Schemes (except Job Initiative and Community Services Programmes).
  • If you are a local authority tenant, contact your local authority to see if your rent will change.
  • For more information on the national minimum wage, contact the Workplace Relations Commission.

    Telephone: (059) 91 78990
    LoCall: 1890 80 80 90 (from the Republic of Ireland only) or telephone +353 59 91 78990 (from Northern Ireland or overseas).

The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.


Last modified:07/06/2019

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