Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1277)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

1277. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding a working family payment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [13455/19]

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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 23 August 2018.

Their application was referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification. The SWI has confirmed that the case has been prioritised for inspection.

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

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.