Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (627)

John Brassil


627. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a social welfare payment will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8142/19]

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. This condition must be satisfied on an on-going basis.

An application for WFP was received from the person concerned on 24 August 2018.

Their application was disallowed on 12 December 2018 as they did not satisfy the condition of hours worked. 

However, they have requested a review of the decision of 12 December 2018. Following their request for a review, their application was referred to a local Social Welfare Officer (SWI) for further clarification. The relevant SWI has been contacted and has confirmed that this case will be expedited.

On receipt of the completed report from the SWI, the decision of 12 December 2018 will be reviewed without delay and the person concerned will be notified of the outcome.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.