Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/cfd95-accommodation-recognition-payment/
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What Is Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme?
** The Accommodation Recognition Payment is a monthly payment of €400 available to you if you are providing accommodation to a person or people who arrived in Ireland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive since March 2022.
** It is available to you if you are hosting in your own home or providing accommodation in a vacant property.
** It is also available to you if you have made the hosting arrangement privately or through the Irish Red Cross pledge process.
** The payment is exempt for means-testing for social welfare payments and grants from other public bodies. It is also not taxable.
Related / Similar Status : Government Of Ireland Back To Work Enterprise Allowance
Who Can Get The Accommodation Recognition Payment?
You may get this payment if:
** You are providing (or have provided) accommodation to a person who has arrived in Ireland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive.
** The accommodation meets required standards. More details are available here. Your property is in the Republic of Ireland.
** There is at least one person being hosted on the last day of the calendar month for which payment is due.
How To Qualify For Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme?
To qualify you must:
** Be aged 18 or over
** Provide (or have provided) accommodation to a person or people who arrived in Ireland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive
** Have provided the host accommodation in Ireland and have a valid Eircode
** Be the owner of or a tenant in the host accommodation being provided and have the consent of any other owners or tenants
** Declare that this accommodation meets the minimum set of standards
** Commit to offering this accommodation for a minimum period of 6 months
** There must be at least 1 person being hosted on the last day of the month for which payment is due.
** You do not have to be Garda vetted to apply for this payment.
** This payment is not payable if there is a rental agreement with the person being hosted. However, the payment is not affected if they contribute towards costs such as utilities and food.
How To Apply For Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme?
To Apply For Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme, Follow the below steps,
Step 1: Go to the link- https://services.mywelfare.ie/en/topics/ukraine-emergency-supports/accommodation-recognition-payment/
Step 2: You’ll need a MyGovID account to apply. If you don’t have one you can create one here.
Step 3: Click on the link MyGovID account enter your email address
Step 4: Enter your password
Step 5: And click on “Login with MYGovID” button.
Rates Of Payment For Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme
** This is a monthly payment of €400 per property.
** It is paid in recognition of the contribution of those providing accommodation for someone who has arrived in Ireland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive. The rate is not intended to cover additional costs incurred by hosts.
** The payment is made in arrears. You will be paid on the second Tuesday of each month. Payments can be made to an Irish, UK, SEPA, N26 or Revolut bank account.
** Payments may be backdated to 4 March 2022 or from when you started providing accommodation.
** This payment will be available until the end of March 2023, unless a decision is made to extend the scheme.