Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (240)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

240. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a working family payment claim by a person (details supplied); and when it is likely a decision will be made on same. [3205/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

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

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 10 October 2018.

Their application was referred to a Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification on 21 December 2018.  The relevant SWI office has confirmed on 21 January 2019 that this case will be prioritised.

On receipt of the completed report from the SWI, 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.