FIS is usually paid for 52 weeks as long as you continue to meet the FIS qualifying conditions.
Your payment may be adjusted if your family size increases (for example, if you have another child).
Your FIS payment stays the same if:
- you claim Illness Benefit for up to 6 weeks, or
- your weekly income increases or decreases in the 52 week period of the FIS payment.
At the end of the 52 weeks, you must re-apply for FIS if you still meet the qualifying conditions.
There are some events that will affect how much FIS you can get. These are listed on the back of the letter telling you that you have been awarded FIS. Contact the FIS Section (see address section 15) if any of these events occur.