Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2786)

John Brady

Question:

2786. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of households in each county in receipt of the working family payment in tabular form. [33671/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is a weekly in-work payment which provides additional financial support to employees on low earnings with children. WFP is designed to prevent in work poverty for low paid workers with child dependents and to offer a financial incentive to take up employment.

The number of households (recipients) in each county in receipt of WFP is as follows:

County

Recipients

Dublin

12,376

Cork

5,355

Donegal

2,656

Galway

2,447

Limerick

2,283

Kildare

2,279

Wexford

2,193

Meath

2,060

Tipperary

2,027

Louth

1,991

Waterford

1,741

Kerry

1,627

Mayo

1,495

Wicklow

1,261

Cavan

1,192

Clare

1,144

Westmeath

1,127

Offaly

999

Laois

996

Monaghan

984

Kilkenny

924

Carlow

913

Longford

774

Roscommon

718

Sligo

711

Leitrim

367

Down

46

Fermanagh

25

Armagh

18

Derry

17

Tyrone

15

Antrim

1

Grand Total

52,762

It should be noted that the above figures refer to the number of households in receipt of WFP at the end of June 2019. These figures may fluctuate from week to week.