The person concerned made an application for rent supplement on 18/10/19. My Department advised the person concerned on 24/10/19 that as she resides in a HAP designated area, she must in the first instance make a request for a Housing Needs Assessment with her local authority and also an application for Social Housing Support (including HAP).
The person concerned was also advised of the documentation required to progress the rent supplement application if necessary.
To date, the person concerned has not provided any further information to my Department. It is therefore not possible to progress the rent supplement application at this time.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.