Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1882)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1882. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a review into the qualification for the working family payment can be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36594/19]

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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. In order to qualify for WFP, an applicant must have a qualified child and be engaged in full-time paid employment as an employee for not less than 38 hours per fortnight.

All household income is assessable for Working Family Payment.

We received your representations on 3rd September 2019. As a result of your representations we intend carrying out a review of the working family payment entitlement for the person concerned. When this has been completed we will contact you with the outcome of this review.

I trust this clarifies the matter.