Social Housing Income Threshold Increase For All Counties

Offaly was the only county in the region to not benefit from the increase in October.

Cabinet has signed off on plans to increase the income threshold for social housing.

The baseline threshold for all counties will be increased to at least €30,000 from the first of January.

On the first of October, Laois, Westmeath Carlow, Clare and Galway saw an increase of €5,000 in the social housing income threshold, bringing the baseline rate to €30,000.

This also saw the rate for couples without children jump to €31,500 while a couple with two children could earn a total of €33,000, while still remaining eligible for social housing.

Those five counties will see a further increase from the beginning of the new year, with the baseline threshold rising to €35,000, the second increase of €5,000 in 3 months.

Offaly was the only county in the region to not benefit from the increase in October, remaining at the band one rate of €25,000.

However, the band one rates will see an increase from the first of January, jumping to a baseline threshold of €30,000.

Those five counties will see a further increase from the beginning of the new year.

Read More: Income Threshold For Social Housing To Rise By €5,000

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