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Working Family Payment Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 13 February 2019

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Questions (216)

Marc MacSharry


216. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive a decision on an application for a family income supplement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7290/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is an in-work payment which provides additional income support to employees on low earnings with children.

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 20 November 2018.

Their application was referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification. The relevant SWI has been requested to prioritise the case.

On receipt of the completed report from the SWI, their WFP application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified of the decision.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.