Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Department of Social Protection
Rent Supplement Scheme Data
The Government has provided over €344 million for the rent supplement scheme in 2014, the purpose of which is to provide short-term income support to assist with reasonable accommodation costs of eligible people living in private rented accommodation who are unable to provide for their accommodation costs from their own resources. There are currently approximately 76,000 customers in receipt of rent supplement. The tabular statement provides the detail of the number of recipients on a county basis at the end of May 2014.
Tabular Statement - Rent Supplement Recipients by County – May 2014