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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (454)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

454. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Social Protection the amount provided by her Department to Tipperary County Council in 2020 in respect of rent supplement. [29353/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Rent supplement continues to play a key role in supporting families and individuals in private rented accommodation, with the scheme currently supporting 19,570 recipients (end April 2021). 

The scheme provides short-term income support to eligible people living in private rented accommodation whose means are insufficient to meet their accommodation costs and who do not have accommodation available to them from any other source.  The scheme ensures that those who were renting, but whose circumstances have changed due to temporary loss of employment or income, can continue to meet their rental commitments. 

Rent supplement is not payable where a customer is in a local authority sponsored housing solution.  Accordingly, I can confirm that no rent supplement payments have been made to Tipperary County Council in 2020. 

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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