Hi, I recently moved into a house that I share with the Landlord, this morning I applied for rent allowance. I thought that I would fulfil the requirements needed to be granted the allowance as I had been renting in a different property for the first 6 months of the year. I then moved back in with my parents from June to the end of September and have been in the new accom. since October. The impression I got from the person in the health centre was that I probably would not get approved after completing her interview. The previous property I rented was for only €50 a month, I was a 'guardian' for Camelot Properties in a distressed estate that they were hired to look after. I think that may count against me when it comes to assessing if my 'circumstances had significantly changed' from when I opted to start renting again. The new rent is €220 a month. I'm on Job Seekers Allowance and I'm trying to get work as a freelance videographer. I had anticipated more work when I decided to move from my family home, I have correspondence to back that up, but unfortunately most of the proposed projects did not bear fruit. I mentioned that to the assessor however I did not have copies of the correspondence with me nor did she ask for me to send them on to her. I have a feeling that they will not see the above scenario as justification for rent allowance, especially since they have no paper evidence to give them the impression that I should have had an adequate amount of work when I moved in to afford the place in the medium/long term. The assessor strongly urged me to get onto Limerick County Council to be assessed for the Housing list, if approved I would have no issue getting rent allowance. If I was on the housing list, does anyone know how likely it would be for the department to offer a single person like myself a housing option in the Limerick County area? At the moment my set up is ideal for me, I work from home and have a large workstation(Dual monitor set-up, multiple hard drives, other camera+editing equipment..) that I have in large bedroom. It is in a quite and safe area. I would be concerned that if I was offered a place somewhere else, it may not be the most suitable place to work from, nor the safest for my equipment which is worth a fair amount. Any advice on wether to keep away from the housing list, or should I apply in the likelihood that if I was approved I would be safe enough receiving rent allowance at my current location in the medium term? Thanks, apologies for the long-windedness!