Skip to main content

Budget 2024 | The Government has confirmed changes and provided more information on FamilyBoost. Find out more: FamilyBoost

Budget 2024 | The Government has confirmed changes to personal income tax, the independent earner tax credit, in-work tax credit, and the minimum family tax credit. Find out more: Personal income tax threshold changes

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.

Was this page helpful?

What did you like about this page?

Please tell us how we could improve this page?

Thanks for sharing your opinion! Your feedback has been received.

Sorry there was an issue submitting your feedback, please try again later.

Last updated: 04 Nov 2020
Jump back to the top of the page