Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1819)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1819. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for rent support in the case of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35401/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Rent supplement claim of the person concerned in this case was disallowed and a decision letter issued accordingly on 13/2/17 as they had failed to provide necessary supporting documentation required to provide for an accurate assessment of entitlement.

The person concerned appealed the decision. The appeal was disallowed by an independent Review Officer on 21/3/18 as the person concerned had failed to provide documents required to establish an entitlement to rent supplement. I am advised that there has been no further contact with my Department by the person concerned.

It is open to the person concerned to contact this Department if she wishes to pursue a new application for a rent supplement.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.