Rent supplement could save people €20 a week

Young people receiving rent supplement could soon save up to 20 euro a week.

It’s after the Minister for Social Protection announced a cut to the amount young job seekers pay towards their rent supplement.

The new measures apply to anyone under 26 on the Jobseekers Allowance or Supplementary Welfare Allowance who’s getting rent supplement.

Minister Leo Varadkar said the measure will help to ease the rental burden for young people on welfare.