Social Welfare Appeal G0046

Year: 2013

Type of Social Welfare: Rent Supplement

The Appellant applied to have his social housing needs assessed in order to qualify for Rent Supplement. The Appellant was advised that he was not entitled to have his social housing needs assessed as he did not have five years reckonable residency required for Non-EEA Nationals. Northside Community Law and Mediation Centre (NCL&MC) challenged this on the grounds that the Appellant satisfied the criteria under section 8 Circular 41/2012 which entitles the parent of an Irish child, who is financially and emotionally dependant on that parent, to be considered for social housing regardless of reckonable residency. Dublin City Council reviewed their decision and the Appellant was deemed eligible for social housing. He was subsequently granted Rent Supplement with retrospective effect.