Thursday, 26 September 2019

Questions (188)

Willie O'Dea


188. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a working family payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39117/19]

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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 relative to family size.

The person concerned recently resumed paid employment as an employee.

Following receipt of requested employment details from their current employer, WFP has been reinstated to the person concerned with effect to 01 January 2020 (expiry date of current WFP award period). A weekly payment and all arrears owing will issue to their nominated financial account on 26 September 2019.

The person concerned was notified in writing of this decision on 23 September 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.