The person concerned is currently in receipt of jobseeker's allowance at the following rate:
Personal rate: €203
Half rate for 5 qualified children € 91
Sub total €294
Less means from employment €20
Total weekly payment €274
An increase is not payable in respect of a Qualified Adult due to maternity benefit currently in payment. Half rate payment for 5 qualified children is applicable while maternity benefit is in payment and means have also been halved from €40 to €20 for the same period. According to the records of the Department the person concerned is in receipt of the correct payment for a person of his circumstances.
The person concerned does not have an application for rent supplement with the Department.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.