Harris welcomes clarity on Bray, Greystones, Delgany Rent Allowance limits
Posted March 8th, 2012 in Bray, Greystones, Social Protection
Updated maximum rent limits for Bray, Greystones and Delgany published by Department of Social Protection.
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has welcomed clarification from the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, on the new maximum rent allowance limits for Bray, Greystones and Delgany. Deputy Harris said, “Since the introduction of new rent limits in January, I have been contacted by many families and individuals living in North Wicklow confused by the lack of clarity about the new rent allowance in their area.”
“The intention of the National Rent Review was to ensure value for money is achieved given the recent decline in rent rates. However, it quickly became apparent that a single rent allowance payment rate for county Wicklow did not take the higher rents in the north of the county into account.”
“The updated rent rates published by the Minister will ensure value for money for the taxpayer while also making sure those in receipt of rent supplement continue to have access to an appropriate standard of accommodation. I hope that these new limits will alleviate the concerns being expressed by those renting in North Wicklow, and I will continue to liaise with constituents and with the Department of Social Protection on this matter.”