6th Mar 2019
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Rent assistance rates payable from 20 March 2019
Rent assistance rates payable from 20 March 2019

Rent assistance rates and thresholds will increase on 20 March 2019. Find out what the new payment rates and limits are for those entitled to rent assistance.
  
Rent Assistance rates if you do not have dependent children


Family situation

Maximum payment per fortnight

Maximum payment is paid if your fortnightly rent is more than

No payment if your fortnightly rent is less than

Single

$137.20

$305.33

$122.40

Single, sharer

$91.47

$244.36

$122.40

Couple

$129.20

$370.47

$198.20

One of a couple who are separated due to illness

$137.20

$305.33

$122.40

One of a couple who are temporarily separated

$129.20

$294.67

$122.40



Rent assistance is paid to those in receipt of an income support payment, who pay private rent. Those who rent from a housing authority will not be eligible.

To find out more about rent assistance and thresholds, and how you can claim, visit HumanServices.gov.au.

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    Triss
    7th Mar 2019
    1:45pm
    The unfortunate thing is that when rent assistance goes up so will rents.
    KB
    7th Mar 2019
    2:26pm
    Landlords know that pensions go up so that is when they increase rents
    KB
    7th Mar 2019
    2:26pm
    Landlords know that pensions go up so that is when they increase rents
    Troubadour
    20th Mar 2019
    2:03pm
    Hope not!! We pay enough now a private tenants.