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Age Pension payment rates

Rent Assistance rates payable from 20 March 2021

Rent Assistance rates and thresholds will increase on 20 March 2021. Find out what the new payment rates and limits are for those entitled to rent assistance.

Age Pension

Centrelink Rent Assistance explained

There are strict rules and limits relating to how much Rent Assistance you can receive.

Age Pension payment rates

Time to address pensioners’ rental stress

Increased welfare payments during the pandemic fail to address the rental stress being experienced by age pensioners.

Age Pension

Can you get rent assistance for a non-permanent home?

John lives on a boat and wants to know if he is eligible for rent assistance.

Age Pension payment rates

Rent Assistance rates payable from 20 March 2020

Rent Assistance rates and thresholds will increase on 20 March 2020. Find out what the new payment rates and limits are for those entitled to rent assistance.

News

Lift rent supplement by 30 per cent, government urged

Government report shows 40 per cent of Australians receiving rent assistance live in chronic housing stress.

Age Pension payment rates

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.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Can you claim rent assistance for retirement village fees?

Elsa’s mother is moving into a serviced apartment in a retirement village, and even though she is paying for the unit, is she eligible for rent assistance?

Age Pension payment rates

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.

Finance

How government Rent Assistance works

While rents have not increased as quickly as other prices over the past couple of years, the fact remains that if you are a tenant and not working or retired, your housing will be expensive.

Age Pension payment rates

Rent assistance rates payable from 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.

Federal Budget

Federal Budget 2018: Government fails renting pensioners

Think tank Per Capita has poured scorn on what it calls the “systemic failure” of the Federal Government to help pensioners who rent, saying that Budget 2018 ignores their financial plight.

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