Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (899)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

899. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a working payment will be processed for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23721/19]

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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.

The average waiting time for processing new WFP applications is currently 7 weeks. An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 19 March 2019.

The person concerned was awarded WFP on 24 May 2019 with effect from 11 April 2019 to 08 April 2020. The first weekly payment and all arrears owing issued to their nominated bank account on 28 May 2019.

The person concerned was notified on 24 May 2019 of this decision and of the right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.