Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (196)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

196. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons to whom her Department is paying mortgage interest supplement; the minimum mortgage interest supplement amount per month paid to a person; the maximum mortgage interest supplement amount per month paid to a person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41282/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Mortgage interest supplement provides short-term income support to eligible people who are unable to meet their mortgage interest repayments in respect of a house which is their sole place of residence. There are currently approximately 11,300 mortgage interest supplement recipients for which the Government has provided almost €41.8 million in 2013. The Department is compiling the information in respect of the minimum and maximum monthly amounts paid under the scheme and will shortly forward this information to the Deputy.