Rent assistance rates payable from 20 September 2019

The new payment rates and limits for rent assistance.

Rent assistance rates payable from 20 September 2019

Rent assistance rates and thresholds will increase on 20 September 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

$138.00

$307.20

$123.20

Single, sharer

$92.00

$245.87

$123.20

Couple

$130.00

$372.73

$199.40

One of a couple who are separated due to illness

$138.00

$307.20

$123.20

One of a couple who are temporarily separated

$130.00

$296.53

$123.20



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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    Paddington
    16th Sep 2019
    8:13pm
    This could get a decent boost especially for the single renter!
    Cranky
    16th Sep 2019
    9:24pm
    What is the difference between a couple renting a house and a single renting a house. I can't see any and yet a single renting a house gets $8.00 more a fortnight than a couple. Couples seem to be losing more and more all the time - Max
    Cranky
    16th Sep 2019
    9:24pm
    What is the difference between a couple renting a house and a single renting a house. I can't see any and yet a single renting a house gets $8.00 more a fortnight than a couple. Couples seem to be losing more and more all the time - Max