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 8 October 2018. The applicant has been awarded WFP with effect from 11 October 2018 to 9 October 2019.

The first weekly payment and all arrears owing will issue to their nominated bank account on 6 December 2018. The person concerned was notified on 4 December 2018 of this decision and of their right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.