Check your eligibility for rental supplements

People living in private rented accommodation may be eligible for a rent supplement to help them with the cost of their accommodation.

21st February, 2009

People living in private rented accommodation may be eligible for a rent supplement to help them with the cost of their accommodation.

Last year, the Department of Social and Family Affairs (DSFA) paid more than €440 million in rent supplement. The average weekly supplement at the end of 2008 was €125.87.

According to the DSFA, if your only income is a social welfare or a Health Services Executive (HSE) payment, you will usually qualify for a...

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