Family Income Supplement (FIS) - SW 22


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The main items counted as income are:
  • your average assessable earnings (see section 6),
  • your spouse’s, civil partner's or cohabitant’s average assessable earnings (see section 6),
  • any extra income you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant have from employment (such as, pay for overtime, bonuses, allowances or commission),
  • any income you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant may have from self-employment,
  • income from occupational pensions,
  • income from land or rental income from property,
  • any income a former spouse, civil partner or cohabitant contributes to the household, for example maintenance, mortgage/rent payment, school fees etc.
  • any other income you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant may have, including income from maintenance and payments from this department or from the HSE other than the following:
    • Back to Work Family Dividend (introduced in 2015 budget),
    • Child Benefit,
    • Guardian’s Payment,
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance,
    • Rent Allowance for tenants affected by the de-control of rents,
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance and
    • Foster Child Allowance.
Note

If in doubt all income should be disclosed and at the decision stage it will be determined if it is assessable for income.

Last modified:24/02/2016
 

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