Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (303)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

303. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of applicants currently in receipt of rent support and mortgage interest relief in each of the past four years to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11628/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

There are currently approximately 87,000 recipients in receipt of rent supplement and over 14,000 in receipt of mortgage interest supplement for which the Government has provided over €445 million in 2013. I set out below a tabular statement showing the number of recipients of rent supplement and mortgage interest supplement from 2009 to date.

Rent Supplement and Mortgage Interest Supplement Recipients from 2009

Year

Rent Supplement -Number of Recipients

Mortgage Interest Supplement – Number of Recipients

2009

93,030

15,101

2010

97,260

17,974

2011

96,803

18,988

2012

87,684

14,597

2013

86,870

14,127