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If your relationship has ended, or if you have a new partner, you need to update your Working for Families details.

If your partner is going overseas, you'll need to adjust their income.

Non-resident spouse or partner's income

Before you start

If you are adding a partner, you will need:

  • your relationship start date
  • an income estimate for your partner.

If you are ending a relationship, you will need the date it ended.

In myIR, go to your Working for Families account

Select 'Family and income details'

If your relationship has ended, select 'Update' in the 'Partners' panel, then select 'Yes' under 'Update details'. Add the stop date to your relationship.

If you are adding a partner, select 'Add Partner'.

Complete the details and select 'Next'.

Submit changes

Log in to myIR

You can call us or send us a message in myIR.

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What happens next

Once you've updated your details, we'll let you know about any changes to your Working for Families payments.

You can see new payment details in myIR.

My responsibilities

Keep us up-to-date with any changes that could affect your Working for Families entitlements.

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Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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