Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Working Family Payment Data
209. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 429 of 1 May 2018, the number of the 3,423 families in receipt of WFP in the public sector in each area, section or department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21587/18]
Working Family Payment (WFP) formerly known as Family Income Supplement (FIS) is a weekly tax-free payment which provides additional income support to employees on low earnings with children.
Based on Occupation Code data held by the Department, there are currently 3,422 families in receipt of WFP where the principal employed person is classified as a public servant, that is, in the civil or public service. The Department does not compile data in respect of WFP customers employed in the public and civil service by area, section or Department.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.