Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (356)

Bernard Durkan


356. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if information will be noted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52548/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

According to the records of my Department the rent supplement claim for the person concerned was reviewed in April 2019. In this application the landlord confirmed a monthly rent of €400 per month and this was assessed against a State Pension Non-Contributory of €237 per week.

In several answers to Parliamentary Questions raised by the Deputy the person concerned was advised that if there had been a change in circumstance since the last review it was open to him to seek a review of his Rent Supplement entitlement.

On 28/11/19 the necessary review documents were received in my Department from the person concerned. Following completion of a review the monthly Rent Supplement rate was increased to €370 per month.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.