Title of Payment: Rent Supplement Keywords: Rent supplement – rent limit - housing needs - joint custody – family circumstances– qualified child – judicial review – decision quashed

 Title of Payment: Rent Supplement

Case Summary

This case relates to a decision of the High Court, whereby the Appellant sought to judicially review a decision of the Chief Appeals Officer (CAO) under Section 318 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 as amended (the 2005 Act). The CAO determined that the amount of Rent Supplement payable to the Appellant should be limited to the sum available for a single person, notwithstanding that he is a separated father and joint custodian of four children. The decision of the CAO was challenged before the High Court by way of judicial review proceedings issued in December 2013.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

 Title of Payment: Rent Supplement

Case Summary

This case relates to a decision of the High Court, whereby the Appellant sought to judicially review a decision of the Chief Appeals Officer (CAO) under Section 318 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 as amended (the 2005 Act). The CAO determined that the amount of Rent Supplement payable to the Appellant should be limited to the sum available for a single person, notwithstanding that he is a separated father and joint custodian of four children. The decision of the CAO was challenged before the High Court by way of judicial review proceedings issued in December 2013.

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