Worksharing - SW105

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You may qualify for Working Family Payment (formerly known as Family Income Supplement). This is a weekly taxfree payment families, including one-parent families, at work on low pay.

You may qualify for Working Family Payment if:

  • are an employee in paid full-time employment that is expected to last for at least 3 months.
  • you work at least 19 hours per week (or 38 hours per fortnight) and,
  • you have at least one qualified child who normally lives with you or is it part of a family supported by you. A qualified child is any child under age 18 or aged 18-22 in full-time education, and
  • your average net weekly income (gross income minus tax, employee PRSI, USC, contributions to PRSA(s), public service pension levy and superannuation) is below a certain amount for your family size.


    The table below sets out the weekly income limits (effective from March 2018). 

    Number of children

    Weekly income limit















    8 or more




    If you and your spouse or partner are working, we will be add your income together for the purpose of the weekly income limit.

    Please refer to information booklet SW 22 for more details on this scheme.

Last modified:27/02/2018

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