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RealMe unavailable RealMe will be undergoing scheduled maintenance this weekend and will be unavailable from 10pm Saturday 2 July - Sunday 3 July.

Delays to response times: It's taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages. You may be able to use self-service options in myIR or on our self-service line, 0800 257 777. You can also find information on our website by typing in what you want to do in the search bar. Thank you for your understanding. Log in to myIR

Cost of Living Payment The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

There are 3 ways to register for Working for Families payments.

  • Register in myIR.
  • Complete our online form.
  • Call us. We process your registration the same way we would if you used myIR or our online form.

If your child is a newborn you can register their birth, apply for an IRD number and apply for Best Start in SmartStart. If you want us to check if you're eligible for the other types of Working for Families payments, you'll need to provide further information to us once your Best Start application has been processed.

If you do not have a newborn you can register for Working for Families in myIR.

You do not need to apply again if you have had Working for Families payments in the past. It's easy to restart your payments in myIR.

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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