Rent supplement caps have been breached for the vast majority of recipients in Kildare.
The Dept. of Social Protection has imposed payment limits, which may vary from county to county, depending on local conditions.
Staff are empowered to increase supplement payments beyond those caps, on a case-by-case basis.
992 households are in receipt of the allowance in Kildare.
Payment awards were in excess of caps in 712 cases.