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Written Answers - Rent Supplement

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 306.  Deputy Simon Harris Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the reason rent allowance has not been paid for three consecutive months in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow. [24102/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton Rent Supplement was temporarily suspended due to the failure of the person concerned to reduce their rent to the prescribed limits. The person concerned has now reduced her rent accordingly. In order to alleviate the concerns of the client and landlord, the Department has issued arrears by Exceptional Needs Payment for March and April. Rent Supplement for May will issue in due course.

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