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Rent supplement/allowances for recently separated person

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  • 12-12-2010 3:22pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 17


    My wife has just told me she wants me to leave. We are home owners and have 3 children, all in school. I have nowhere to go and live. I am currently on jobseekers benefit. My wife works.

    I am feeling very numb and don't know what to do. I don't have enough money to rent a flat on my own. Do I go to the social welfare office or what?

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, as I am going to be sleeping in my car for the foreseeable future, by the looks of things.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 6,854 Mod ✭✭✭✭mp22


    Go to your local community welfare officer


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,503 ✭✭✭hadepsx


    sorry 2 hear dat, best thing to is go to your local health board office theyre d ones who deal with rent allowance etc tell em whats happened and dat ur sleeping rough u shud get emergency accomadation. good luck


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,339 ✭✭✭tenchi-fan


    Try to get maintenance from your wife? Maybe access to your joint savings so you can pay for a flat for 6 months, then after renting for 6 months you might qualify for rent allowance.


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