Family Income Supplement

The thresholds for Family Income Supplement (FIS) increase from today (7 January 2016). FIS gives extra financial support to low paid employees with children who are working at least 38 hours in a fortnight. You must have at least one child who normally lives with you or is financially supported by you. Your child must be under 18 years of age or between 18 and 22 years of age and in full-time education.

To qualify for FIS, your average weekly family income must be below a certain amount for your family size. In 2016:

If you have: You qualify for FIS if your weekly family income is less than:
One child €511
Two children €612
Three children €713
Four children €834
Five children €960
Six children €1,076
Seven children €1,212
Eight children €1,308

To find out your weekly FIS payment, you calculate your average weekly family income. Then take away your family income from the maximum income limit for your family size (see table above). Your FIS payment is 60% of the difference between your total family income and the income limit which applies to your family.

Find out more about FIS.