Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1418)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

1418. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a working family payment will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18903/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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

An application for WFP was received from the spouse of the person concerned on 15 April 2019.

Their spouse has been awarded WFP with effect from 11 April 2019 to 08 April 2020.

The first weekly payment issued to their nominated bank account on 29 April 2019 and any arrears owing will issue in due course.

The person concerned spouse was notified of this decision on 25 April 2019 and of their right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.