Supports for the Self-Employed

Sat, Jan 1, 2022

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Why is the Working Family Payment not available to the self-employed?

To qualify for Working Family Payment, a person must be engaged in full time paid employment as an employee. They must also have at least one qualified child who normally resides with them or is supported by them.

It is possible for a household of a self-employed person to receive a working family payment where the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of the self-employed person meets the qualifying criteria.

Instead there are a number of other schemes available to self-employed individuals, including: