Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (472)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

472. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their application for a working family payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22707/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 03 April 2019.

They have been awarded WFP with effect from 21 February 2019 to 19 February 2020.

The first weekly payment will issue to their nominated bank account on 27 May 2019 and any arrears owing will issue shortly.

The person concerned was notified on 23 May 2019 of this decision and of the right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.