Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (541)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

541. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive working family payment arrears; and when the new payment will issue. [52002/18]

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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 19 October 2018. 

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

The first weekly payment will issue to their nominated bank account on 13 December 2018.  Arrears owing  in respect of their last  WFP claim will also issue on this date.  Any arrears owing in respect of their current WFP claim will be issued shortly.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 10 December 2018 and of their right of review and appeal.

  I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.