Rent Supplement limits

Introduction

The Department of Social Protection periodically adjusts rent limits for Rent Supplement. This document contains historic information about previous limits.

Rates

Limits from July 2016 to the present

These are the current maximum rent limits from 1 July 2016 to the present (lower rates can be set for areas within each county).

Maximum rent per month
County Single person in shared accommodation Couple in shared accommodation Single person Couple with no qualified children Couple with 1 qualified child or one-parent with 1 qualified child Couple with 2 qualified children or one-parent with 2 qualified children Couple with 3 qualified children or one-parent with 3 qualified children
Carlow €270 €290 €440 €510 €570 €600 €630
Cavan €190 €220 €380 €420 €450 €470 €490
Clare €220 €240 €360 €400 €480 €515 €550
Cork €300 €330 €550 €650 €900 €925 €950
Donegal €200 €230 €340 €370 €410 €470 €520
Dublin - Fingal €400 €440 €660 €900 €1,150 €1,175 €1,200
Dublin - other local authorities €430 €500 €660 €900 €1,250 €1,275 €1,300
Galway €330 €360 €575 €650 €850 €875 €900
Kerry €200 €230 €380 €410 €525 €550 €575
Kildare €290 €350 €500 €585 €800 €835 €870
Kilkenny €230 €270 €480 €530 €630 €660 €690
Laois €240 €280 €420 €433 €580 €610 €630
Leitrim €200 €220 €340 €370 €450 €475 €500
Limerick €270 €300 €420 €450 €650 €700 €750
Longford €180 €200 €330 €350 €400 €425 €450
Louth €250 €290 €460 €480 €660 €690 €720
Mayo €200 €220 €390 €410 €480 €500 €520
Meath €240 €310 €460 €500 €730 €740 €750
Monaghan €200 €220 €330 €390 €500 €515 €530
Offaly €210 €230 €380 €433 €550 €575 €600
Roscommon €240 €260 €360 €390 €500 €525 €550
Sligo €220 €250 €460 €490 €550 €575 €600
Tipperary North/South €210 €230 €380 €420 €525 €560 €600
Waterford €240 €270 €430 €450 €550 €575 €600
Westmeath €220 €240 €450 €470 €600 €625 €650
Wexford €280 €300 €420 €433 €530 €565 €600
Wicklow €250 €300 €440 €475 €700 €735 €770
M4-M1 Commuter Belt Area* €310 €350 €575 €650 €975 €1,050 €1,100
Wicklow M11 Commuter Towns** €370 €410 €660 €900 €1,150 €1,200 €1,250

* These limits apply as follows, with all other areas subject to the relevant county limits: For Meath, the area associated with the 4 towns of Ashbourne, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin and Ratoath along with the area south of Drogheda and north of Fingal ranging from Stamullen, Julianstown and Laytown. For Louth, the area associated with Drogheda Town and its environs. For Kildare, the towns previously incorporated into the original North Kildare limits (Kilcock, Maynooth, Leixlip and Celbridge.)

** These limits apply to the towns of Bray, Delgany, Greystones and Wicklow only. All other areas in Wicklow are subject to the Wicklow limits

Limits from 2013 to June 2016

These were the current maximum rent limits from 17 June 2013 to June 30 2016 (lower rates can be set for areas within each county).

Maximum rent per month
County Single person in shared accommodation Couple in shared accommodation Single person Couple with no qualified children Couple with 1 qualified child or one-parent with 1 qualified child Couple with 2 qualified children or one-parent with 2 qualified children Couple with 3 qualified children or one-parent with 3 qualified children
Carlow €230 €250 €375 €433 €520 €560 €590
Cavan €160 €190 €325 €350 €400 €415 €433
Clare €190 €210 €320 €350 €400 €450 €500
Cork €250 €270 €485 €575 €700 €725 €750
Donegal €175 €200 €300 €325 €350 €400 €450
Dublin - Fingal €300 €350 €520 €700 €850 €900 €950
Dublin - other local authorities €350 €400 €520 €750 €950 €975 €1000
Galway €280 €300 €475 €540 €700 €725 €750
Kerry €190 €220 €365 €390 €500 €520 €540
Kildare €250 €300 €433 €500 €650 €700 €750
Kilkenny €200 €230 €390 €430 €540 €565 €590
Laois €200 €230 €340 €350 €450 €480 €520
Leitrim €175 €195 €300 €325 €350 €375 €400
Limerick €200 €240 €375 €400 €500 €550 €600
Longford €160 €175 €290 €300 €325 €340 €350
Louth €215 €250 €390 €400 €550 €575 €600
Mayo €195 €215 €375 €390 €433 €465 €500
Meath €200 €260 €390 €420 €550 €600 €650
Monaghan €180 €190 €300 €350 €400 €433 €450
Offaly €200 €220 €360 €400 €450 €475 €500
Roscommon €200 €220 €300 €325 €400 €410 €425
Sligo €195 €220 €400 €425 €520 €540 €550
Tipperary North/South €195 €220 €370 €400 €485 €500 €525
Waterford €220 €240 €375 €390 €475 €500 €525
Westmeath €190 €210 €390 €400 €500 €520 €530
Wexford €250 €270 €375 €390 €500 €540 €575
Wicklow €240 €290 €425 €450 €600 €610 €625
Wicklow (Bray Area)* €275 €300 €520 €680 €850 €925 €1,000
North Kildare Area** €270 €290 €500 €575 €750 €800 €850

* These limits apply to the towns of Bray, Delgany and Greystones only. All other areas in Wicklow are subject to the Wicklow limits.

** These limits apply to the towns of Kilcock, Maynooth, Leixlip and Celbridge only. All other areas and towns in Kildare are subject to the Kildare limits.

Limits from 2012 to 2013

These were the maximum rent levels from 1 January 2012 to 16 June 2013 (lower rates could be set for areas within each county). The basis for these limits can be found in the Rent Limit Report 2011.

Maximum rent per month
County Single person in shared accomodation Couple in shared accommodation Single person Couple with no children Couple with 1 child or one-parent with 1 child Couple with 2 children or one-parent with 2 children Couple with 3 children or one-parent with 3 children
Carlow €230 €250 €350 €450 €550 €575 €590
Cavan €160 €190 €325 €350 €400 €430 €450
Clare €190 €210 €350 €380 €450 €475 €500
Cork €260 €280 €450 €575 €700 €715 €750
Donegal €195 €200 €315 €350 €390 €450 €500
Dublin - Fingal €250 €330 €475 €650 €775 €825 €900
Dublin - other local authorities €300 €370 €475 €700 €875 €925 €950
Galway €230 €250 €450 €540 €680 €700 €725
Kerry €190 €220 €365 €390 €520 €550 €600
Kildare €270 €290 €400 €500 €690 €725 €790
Kilkenny €200 €230 €390 €430 €540 €575 €590
Leitrim €175 €195 €300 €325 €350 €375 €400
Limerick €220 €240 €390 €430 €500 €575 €650
Laois €200 €230 €390 €400 €480 €505 €540
Longford €160 €175 €300 €325 €340 €390 €430
Louth €230 €280 €390 €430 €575 €600 €650
Mayo €195 €215 €390 €400 €450 €475 €500
Meath €200 €260 €390 €450 €550 €610 €675
Monaghan €180 €190 €300 €350 €480 €500 €525
Offaly €200 €220 €345 €400 €500 €540 €575
Roscommon €175 €195 €300 €325 €400 €430 €480
Sligo €195 €220 €340 €425 €520 €540 €550
Tipperary North €195 €200 €345 €375 €410 €500 €525
Tipperary South €195 €220 €370 €425 €525 €540 €550
Waterford €230 €250 €390 €400 €500 €540 €590
Westmeath €190 €210 €390 €420 €500 €520 €530
Wexford €230 €250 €390 €430 €540 €565 €590
Wicklow €240 €290 €440 €525 €625 €670 €740

Page edited: 18 April 2017