Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (353)

Bernard Durkan


353. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the working family payment continues to issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40381/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (formerly Family Income Supplement) is a weekly tax free payment which provides additional income support to employees on low earnings with children.

Working Family Payment for the person concerned is currently in payment. The current award period is due to end on the 9th October 2019.  

Working family payment is due for renewal from 10th October 2019.

A renewal form issued to the person concerned on 31 July 2019 but to date this has not been returned to us. A duplicate renewal form has been issued this week. When the person concerned is returning the application form a fulltime education certificate should be provided from the college/university for the dependent child.

I trust this clarifies the matter.