Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Questions (632)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

632. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the review of the backdating of the working family payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43504/19]

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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, 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 renewed from 23rd of May 2019 at a rate of €120 per week, taking the earnings for the person concerned as assessable income.

All Working Family Payment monies have been paid to the person concerned to date.

 I trust this clarifies the matter.