be eligible for family assistance the person looking after the child needs to be
Caring for a child who is
both resident and present in
assistance cannot be granted if the person applying:
Is here on a visitorís
Only has a temporary work
Is here on a study grant
can register for Family Assistance at any time of the year.
To apply, have your IRD Number handy and call 0800-257-773 and request a
Family Assistance Registration Pack (IR200).
The Family Assistance (FS1) Application Form is found in the pack.
The information that you will have to supply when completing the FS1 is:
Details about yourself and
your partner (if applicable)
IRD Numbers of child/
children in your care- you can get IRD Numbers by completing an IR594
Application Form, also in the pack
An estimation of your
income for the year
Birth Certificate of
child/ children- if child/ children do not already have an IRD Number
Any other information
about other income you receive (e.g. self employment)
Family assistance is financial help for families with children aged 18 or under who are financially dependent and are living at home. Inland Revenue pays family assistance to families whose main income is from working.
There are four parts to Family Assistance, and depending on circumstances a family may be entitled to one or more types of support.
Support is ongoing financial support for working families.||Child Tax
Credit is a payment of up to $15 a week for each child 18 years or
under who live at home, for eligible families not receiving any other
government assistance.||Family Tax
Credit is for families who earn less than $18,368 a year. This
payment will top up their income up to the minimum wage ($286 a week after
tax). At least one parent must be working for salary or wages to claim it.||Parental
Tax Credit is a one-off payment to help with financial expenses after
a baby is born. Depending on the parent's income, this could be as much as
are two options for receiving Family Assistance payments.
To receive payments fortnightly, taxpayers need to estimate to IRD how
much they will earn in the year they are applying for the payments. The other
option is to receive a lump sum payment at the end of the year, in which case an
estimation of income is not required.
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