Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (589)

Michael Healy-Rae


589. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39383/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is an in-work weekly payment which provides additional financial support to employees on low earnings with children relative to family size.

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 25 April 2019 and was referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification.

Following receipt of the completed report from the SWI, they have been awarded WFP for 52 weeks with effect from 25 April 2019 to 22 April 2020.  The first weekly payment and all arrears owing issued to their nominated financial account on 26 September 2019.

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

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.