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Other help from the Working for Families package

The Working for Families package is designed to make it easier to work and raise a family. It gives more financial support to low and middle-income families.

Help with family costs

The Working for Families package includes the Working for Families Tax Credits. These:

  • are paid by us if you are working, or
  • can be paid by Work and Income if you get an income-tested benefit.

Help with housing costs

Accommodation supplement

This helps with the costs of your rent, board, mortgage or other essential housing costs.

For more information

Visit Working for Families or call 0800 774 004:

  • Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, or
  • Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

Help with childcare costs

Childcare subsidy

This helps with childcare costs for children under 5, or under 6 if you get a child disability allowance for your child.

Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy

This helps with the costs of before and after school care and during school holidays for children aged 5 to 13, or up to 18 if you get a child disability allowance for your child.

For more information

Visit Working for Families or call 0800 774 004:

  • Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, or
  • Saturday from 8am to1pm.

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Date published: 17 Aug 2007

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