Working Family Payment (FIS) - what happens if....


Frequent Poster
My partner works full time and based on our family size we qualify for WFP. I am not working.

There may be a chance for me to get part time work for a few months (so until Christmas/January). Obviously we will inform WFP section but to my knowledge payments won't change. We then have to reapply in June 2019. How will me working for a few months affect next years payments?


New Member
This is an old thread but still relevant for others who need info. So, renewal for WFP is every 52 weeks. Although theres no change in WFP payments during the 52 weeks where your household income increases, WFP for the next 52 weeks is based on averaging out the income for the previous 52 weeks. On renewal you'll be asked for 2 most recent payslips and the P60 equivalent for the prev tax year to Dec. Note, you are not obliged to notify The Dept of this new job during the 52 weeks but it will be relevant as an increase in household income when renewal for WFP comes around again.