Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1334)

Robert Troy

Question:

1334. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a working family payment will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [14166/19]

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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 24 January 2019.

Their application was referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification. The SWI has been asked to prioritise this 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.