Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (466)

Paul Kehoe


466. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the working family payment for a person (details supplied); when a decision will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40694/19]

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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. 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.

Working family payment for the person concerned was awarded on the 29th August 2019. This decision was appealed by the person concerned on the 19th September 2019.

As part of this appeal, a review was carried out and the Deciding Officer’s decision of the 14th August 2019 still stands. The file has been sent to the Appeals Office for full appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter.