Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (619)

Willie O'Dea


619. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of increasing rent supplement limits by on average 10%; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25116/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Rent supplement continues its important role in housing families and individuals, with the scheme supporting some 20,600 recipients for which the Government has provided €132.4 million for 2019.

Based on customer volumes and the inter county recipients mix at the end of May, the forecast full year cost of increasing rent limits by 10% for those receiving rent supplement would be in the region of €15.9 million.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.