Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (440)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

440. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a working family payment by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22291/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 13 March 2019. In order to process their application, further information is required from them. The Department wrote to the person concerned on 16 May 2019 to request additional details.

On receipt of the requested information from the person concerned, their WFP application will be processed without delay and they will be notified of the decision.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.