Make sure you update your details if your shared care arrangement changes.
Gather your information
You will need:
- the number of days you have the child in your care
- an agreement signed by you and the other person
You can update your details without a signed agreement, but there will be a delay in the change until we confirm the details with the other person.
Select 'Family and income details' from your Working for Families account
To add a new child
Select 'Add a child'
Under 'Is the child living in another house any of the time?' select 'Yes'
Fill in the information about the other carer.
To update details of an existing care arrangement
Select 'Update' next to one of your existing children.
Select the pencil to edit and update details under 'Period of care'.
Add a stop date. This is the day before the new arrangement started.
Select 'Add new period of care'.
Add a start date and the information about the other carer.
Update passive income
Update details of passive income the child earns.
Upload shared care documents
If you have a shared care agreement upload the document.
Log in to myIR
What happens next
We will update your entitlement and notify you about your new payment amount.