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Transferring from Rent Supplement

Current Rent Supplement recipients who qualify for social housing support will be transferred from Rent Supplement to HAP on a phased basis.

If you enter the HAP scheme, your Rent Supplement payments will stop once your application for HAP has been approved. Both you, as a HAP tenant, and your landlord will be written to at this point to clearly explain the process.

The Department of Social Protection will continue to pay Rent Supplement to recipients who do not qualify for social housing support.