Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (133)

Bernard Durkan


133. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection when rent support will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21062/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The rents unit wrote to the person concerned on 30th January 2013 requesting information about any maintenance she may be receiving. In her reply she stated that she has not sought such maintenance. Subsequently on 25th April 2013 she was advised to apply for court orders for maintenance.

Her rent supplement has been paid up to 30th April 2013. Payments are now suspended pending receipt of a standard letter that Dublin District Family Law Office can provide for her stating that she has applied to the District Court for a hearing, and that a date for hearing has been set. Generally this can be done within a day. Her rent supplement will then be re-instated, and her means re-assessed in the future should she get a maintenance order from the Court.