Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (671)

Willie O'Dea


671. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28099/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is an 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 5 April 2019.

Their application has been referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification.

On receipt of the completed report from the SWI their WFP application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified of the decision.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.