Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (780)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

780. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if arrears of exceptional needs or rent supplement payment will issue to help cover arrears of rent in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29431/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned made an application for rent supplement in September 2018.  The Community Welfare Officer requested documentation to support their application; as the documentation requested was not provided, and the application for rent supplement was disallowed.

The person concerned was informed of this decision in October 2018.

My Department has not received an enquiry or application for an exceptional needs payment in relation to rent arrears or a rent supplement from the person concerned . An exceptional needs application form has been sent to the customer on 3rd July 2019 and a decision will be made once the application has been received.  

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.