Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1243)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

1243. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on a review of a working family payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12899/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is an in-work payment which provides additional financial support to employees on low earnings with children.  In order to qualify for WFP, the applicant or the applicant and their spouse, partner or cohabitant must be engaged in full-time employment as an employee for not less than 38 hours per fortnight. This condition must be satisfied on an ongoing basis.

An application was received from the person concerned on 21 December 2018.

Their application was disallowed on 22 January 2019 as they did not satisfy the above employment condition at the time of application.

The person concerned requested a review of the decision of 22 January 2019. Following a review of their application based on updated information provided by the applicant, it has been established that they now satisfy the above condition.  The application for the person concerned was processed and awarded on 13 March 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter.