Rent to be docked from social welfare payments

Unemployed people will have their rent taken out of their social welfare payments for the first time in an overhaul of the Euro 344 million rent support scheme.

9th March, 2014

Unemployed people will have their rent taken out of their social welfare payments for the first time in an overhaul of the €344 million rent support scheme.

But they will also be able to hold onto their rent supports for longer once they get a job, as the government tries to eliminate one of the biggest social welfare traps.

The Sunday Business Post has been given details of the new Housing Assistance Payment ahead of...

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