Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1035)

Robert Troy

Question:

1035. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) will have their FIS entitlement re-examined as a matter of urgency. [44320/19]

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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.

WFP for the person concerned was renewed on 28 February 2019. At the date of renewal the person concerned had an entitlement to €0.65 per week. However once a person qualifies for WFP they are entitled to a minimum payment of €20 per week.

Once WFP is awarded the same weekly rate of payment applies for 52 weeks. This rate is not affected by any increase or decrease in income.

The person concerned may make a request to have their current claim closed and make a new application. This new application will be based on the circumstances for the person concerned at the time of application.

I trust this clarifies the matter.