Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (520)

Tom Neville

Question:

520. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a family income supplement, FIS, application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51713/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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

An application for Working Family Payment (WFP ) was received from the person concerned on 25 September 2018.

When the applicant had updated their Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claim as requested, their WFP application was processed on 16 November 2018. 

The person concerned has been awarded WFP with effect from 27 September 2018 to 25 September 2019.

All arrears owing issued to their nominated bank account on 20 November 2018 and all weekly payments have issued to date.

The person concerned was notified in writing on 16 November 2018 of this decision and of their right of review and appeal. 

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.