Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (199)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

199. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a working family payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22131/19]

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 28 February 2019. Their application was referred to a local Social Welfare Inspector (SWI) for further clarification on 08 May 2019. The relevant SWI office was contacted on 17 May 2019 in relation to this application and it has been confirmed that this case will be prioritised.

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

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.