Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (216)

John Brady

Ceist:

216. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the working family payment. [37821/19]

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 relative to their family size.   WFP is designed to prevent in-work poverty for low paid workers with child dependents and to offer a financial incentive to take up employment.

There are currently 52,074 persons (families) in receipt of WFP.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.