Thursday, 26 April 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Exceptional Needs Payment Applications
222. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an exceptional needs payment can now be made to cater for the shortfall arising from the previous cessation of their payment in view of the imminent eviction in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18491/18]
Rent supplement for the person concerned has issued up to date and no arrears are due. The person concerned missed a rent payment in June 2017 as their primary payment was suspended. However, the person concerned subsequently received two months payments in July. .
To date no new ENP application has been received by the Department in relation to rent arrears/insufficient funds.
If the person concerned is experiencing financial hardship it is open to them to contact the Community Welfare Service in Naas at 087 2950536 to make an application for an ENP.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.