Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (543)

Willie O'Dea


543. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an application for the working family payment by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46264/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Working Family Payment (WFP) is an in-work weekly payment which provides additional income support to employees on low earnings with children, relative to family size.

A new application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 04 September 2019.

That application was referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification on 11 September 2019. The relevant SWI has been requested to prioritise this case.

On receipt of the completed SWI report, their WFP application will be processed without delay and the person concerned will be notified of the decision.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.