Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Questions (632)

Paul Kehoe


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.