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Rent Supplement Scheme

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 July 2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (702)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

702. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if rent allowance has been increased in line with current rent in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14725/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

According to the records of my Department, the rent supplement claim for the person concerned was reviewed on 28/11/19. Following completion of this review, his monthly Rent Supplement payment was increased to €370 per month. The person concerned has not made a further request for an increase in Rent Supplement since this last review.

In order to continue to be eligible for Rent Supplement, the person concerned must provide evidence to the Department that he is on the housing list with Kildare County Council. Letters requesting this information were sent to the person concerned on 6/11/2019 and 3/12/2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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