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Written Answers - Rent Supplement

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 276.  Deputy Martin Heydon Information on Martin Heydon Zoom on Martin Heydon  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  if she will consider the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is due a backdated payment of rent supplement at the end of the month: if payment will be made urgently; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23689/12]

 284.  Deputy Martin Heydon Information on Martin Heydon Zoom on Martin Heydon  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  if she will consider the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is due a backdated payment of rent supplement at the end of the month; if it will be paid immediately; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23779/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton I propose to take Questions Nos. 276 and 284 together.

In order to alleviate the financial concerns of the person concerned, the Department has made an exceptional needs payment for the month of April. A payment for May cannot be issued in advance and will issue accordingly at the end of the month to the person concerned.

Question No. 277 answered with Question No. 265.


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