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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages, and to process some COVID-19 Support Payment applications. This is because of the impact of COVID-19. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: 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

If you had children in your care and you didn’t apply for Working for Families, you may be able to receive back payments for past years.

You’ll need to contact us to complete your application and let us know why you didn’t apply at the time. We may need more information from you to confirm if you are eligible, for example, income tax returns for past years. 

Generally, there is a 4-year limit, but you can apply for Working for Families further back than 4 years if:

  • you have never been assessed for Working for Families payments, and
  • you have never had your income tax assessed.

To apply for Working for Families payments for past years, please call us on 0800 227 773.

Last updated: 04 Nov 2020
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