Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (633)

Eamon Scanlon


633. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5565/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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, the applicant or the applicant and their spouse, partner or cohabitant must be engaged in full-time remunerative employment as an employee for not less than 38 hours per fortnight.

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 26 November 2018.

Their application was disallowed on 29 January 2019 as they did not satisfy the condition of hours worked.

However, as the person concerned commenced new employment with effect from 01 January 2019, a new WFP application was issued to them on 29 January 2019 for completion.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.