Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2691)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

2691. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct level of rent support applicable to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31960/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Rent supplement is currently in payment in the case of the person concerned. Payment has been calculated based on the information provided by the person concerned regarding her means, including means from employment. Income assessed includes earnings based on a weekly average of €318.75 and additional income of €124 per week from working family payment (formally FIS). Rent supplement has been awarded at the rate of €688.56 per calendar month, which is the correct rate based on present income and family composition.

It is open to the person concerned to contact the Rents Unit if her circumstances have changed. Contact details are as follows:

Telephone: 01 6732155.

Post: Rent Unit, PO Box 1107, Newbridge, Co Kildare

Email: RentsSouthKildare@welfare.ie

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.