Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Working Family Payment Data
404. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of households in each county in receipt of the working family payment in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30411/19]
Working Family Payment (WFP) is a weekly in-work payment which provides additional financial support to employees on low earnings with children. 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.
The number of households (recipients) in each county in receipt of WFP is as follows:
It should be noted that the above figures refer to the number of households in receipt of WFP at the end of June 2019. The figures may fluctuate from week to week.