Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1258)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

1258. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13169/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 06 December 2018.

The Department wrote to the applicant on 19 February 2019 to request further information.

Following receipt of the requested information, received on 14 March 2019, they have been awarded WFP with effect from 06 December 2018 to 04 December 2019.

The first weekly payment and all arrears owing will issue to their nominated bank account on 19 March 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 14 March 2019 of this decision and of their right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.