Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022

Amount of financial contribution

9. (1) The amount of a financial contribution payable under this Part in respect of an eligible dwelling for a calendar month shall be—

(a) €400, or

(b) where an amount stands specified in an order under subsection (2) for the purposes of this paragraph, that amount.

(2) The Minister may by order, made with the consent of the Minister for Social Protection and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, specify an amount for the purposes of subsection (1)(b), having regard to the matters specified in subsection (3) .

(3) Before making an order under subsection (2), the Minister shall have regard to the likely effect of the amount to be specified in the order on—

(a) the number of persons who avail of the financial contribution (including where the scheme termination date is extended in accordance with section 4 (2)),

(b) the number of temporary protection beneficiaries to whom accommodation is provided by persons referred to in paragraph (a), and

(c) the cost to the Exchequer of the payment of financial contributions under this Part,

but shall not have regard to the costs to persons referred to in paragraph (a) of provision of accommodation to temporary protection beneficiaries.

(4) Where an order is proposed to be made under subsection (2), a draft of the order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made unless a resolution approving the draft has been passed by each such House.