Council tenants’ rent could be taken from social welfare payments under new plans
There are high level of arrears in Dublin, Waterford and Galway, with Dublin city council being owed €38 million alone
Council tenants could have their rent taken from their social welfare payments, the Business Post has learned.
While the majority of council tenants pay their rents, there is a high level of arrears in Dublin, Waterford and Galway city. Dublin City Council alone is owed €38 million in rent arrears.
The government has set up a working group to look at deducting rents directly from social welfare payments such as jobseeker’s allowance and jobseeker’s benefit.