Thursday, 6 December 2018

Questions (260)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

260. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a working family payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51312/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is a weekly tax-free payment which provides additional income support to employees on low earnings with children.

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 08 October 2018. The applicant has been awarded WFP with effect from 11 October 2018 to 09 October 2019.

The first weekly payment and all arrears owing will issue to their nominated bank account on 06 December 2018. The person concerned was notified on 04 December 2018 of this decision and of their right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.