Rent assistance: 20 September 2018

Rent assistance rates and thresholds will increase on 20 September 2018. 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 $135.80 $302.27 $120.20
Single, sharer $90.53 $241.91 $120.20
Couple $128.00 $366.87 $194.60
One of a couple who are separated due to illness $135.00 $302.27 $120.20
One of a couple who are temporarily separated $128.00 $291.87 $120.20

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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