Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (132)

Seán Kenny

Ceist:

132. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5 who now works 20 hours per week has had their rent supplement disallowed. [29884/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The person concerned was in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance up until 30 April 2013 when she commenced full-time employment. As the person was no longer in receipt of a primary social welfare payment, there was no entitlement to a rent supplement and the claim was suspended.

The person concerned has made a further claim for jobseeker’s allowance from 10 June 2013 on the basis that her hours of employment have now reduced. This claim is currently with a Deciding Officer for a decision. It is open to the person to re-apply for rent supplement and to have her entitlement re-examined, taking account of the recent change in her circumstances.

Rent Supplement Unit can be contacted at (01) 8172600. e-mail swaloc800@welfare.ie. Postal address P.O. Box 11905, Dublin 12