One Parent Family Payment and Maintenance

Maintenance paid by the other parent of your child or children is assessed as means. If you receive maintenance for yourself and your children then both are taken into account. If you are receiving maintenance from more than one person the total of these payments will be considered in the assessment. Half of maintenance received is taken into account in assessing the rate of your OFP payment.

Ninety-five euro and 53 cent (€95.23) of maintenance received (per week) can be offset against your housing costs such as rent or mortgage repayment if you have such costs. Half of the remainder will then be assessed as means. Proof of rent and mortgage payments will be requested.

If you are working and receiving maintenance then the incomes are assessed separately, as above and then the means from each are added together to determine the rate of OFP.