Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (485)

Paul Kehoe


485. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); when a decision will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40984/19]

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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 you must have at least 1 qualified child who normally resides with you. Under Social Welfare Legislation, a qualified child is defined as a child under 18 years of age or aged between 18 and 22 and in full-time day education.

Working family payment for the person concerned was due for renewal on 18 July 2019. From the information provided at the time of renewal the person concerned did not meet the condition of having a qualified child and the claim was disallowed.

I am advised that my Department will carry out a review of the working family payment entitlement for the person concerned. When this has been completed my Department will contact the person concerned with the outcome of this review.

I trust this clarifies matters.