Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1852)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1852. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a rent support increase will be arranged in the case of a person (details supplied) notwithstanding replies to previous Parliamentary Questions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35780/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned had their Rent Supplement claim reviewed in April 2019. The amount payable did not change as there was no change in circumstances.

My Department has not been made aware of any change in the person's circumstances since this review. If there has been a change in circumstances, such as an increase in rent, the person concerned should contact my Department and seek a new review of their Rent Supplement claim.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.