Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1499)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

1499. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19855/19]

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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 16 April 2019.

They have been awarded WFP with effect from 11 April 2019 to 08 April 2020.

The first weekly payment and all arrears owing will issue to their nominated bank account on 07 May 2019.

The person concerned was notified in writing on 02 May 2019 of this decision and of the right of review and appeal.

  I trust the matter is clarified for the Deputy.