Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (259)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

259. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) qualifies for a working family payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6214/19]

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. To qualify for WFP, a person must be engaged in full-time employment as an employee for no less than 38 hours per fortnight (or 19 hours per week). In addition, the family income must be below a prescribed amount which varies according to family size.

To date, no application for WFP has been received from the person concerned. I have arranged for an application form to be issued to the person concerned which they should complete and submit to the Department. Their entitlement will then be examined.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.