If you’re currently receiving Working for Families payments, you’ll receive a notice of entitlement in February or March. If we don’t have enough detail to work out the correct payments, we will send you a letter to ask you for more information.
Your notice will let you know what your payments will be from 1 April.
Check your family and income details in the notice are correct. If they are, you don’t need to do anything. You’ll automatically receive the payments shown in your notice from 1 April.
If you notice any details are incorrect, or you’ve been asked to provide more information, please update your details in myIR.
Log in to myIR and select ‘Family and income details’ from your Working for Families account panel. Or you can send us a message by selecting ‘I want to’ and then ‘Send a message’.
Check your notice of entitlement or letter for more details.
I got a letter about my Working for Families payments (ird.govt.nz/noe)
Working for Families rate increases
From 1 April 2023 the Government is increasing payments for the family tax credit and Best Start.
Cost of Living Package: More families to receive childcare support (beehive.govt.nz)