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Check how much you may get
Apply for Working for Families Tax Credits
Apply for Accommodation Supplement and Childcare Assistance
Apply for ECE

Check how much you may get

You can use our calculators to see how much Accommodation Supplement, Childcare Assistance and/or Working for Families Tax Credits you may get.

Apply for Working for Families Tax Credits

To find out how much you may be entitled to, or to order an application pack, you can call Inland Revenue’s INFOexpress service on 0800 257 477.

Apply for Accommodation Supplement and Childcare Assistance

Alternatively, you can phone us on 0800 774 004 if you’d like an appointment to talk about your entitlements or help with applying.

You can print a full application form from the links below, pick one up from your local Work and Income office or ask us to send you one. Please complete as much as of the application form as you can before your appointment.


Our contact centre staff are available Monday to Friday - 7am to 6pm and Saturday - 8am to 1pm. We’re not available on public holidays.

If you are deaf, hearing impaired or find it hard to communicate by phone, you can send a message to the Work and Income Deaf Link free-fax 0800 621 621, or talk to us by calling New Zealand Relay on TYY 0800 4 711 711.

Apply for ECE

Talk to your Early Childhood Education provider if you would like to apply for ECE.