Is Centrelink rent assistance means tested?
Table of Contents,
- 1 Is Centrelink rent assistance means tested?
- 2 What is the rent threshold for Centrelink?
- 3 How much does Centrelink assess as board and lodging?
- 4 How much does it cost to get rent assistance from Centrelink?
- 5 Is there any other help available for rent?
- 6 How to find out how my rent assistance is calculated?
Rent Assistance does not have a separate income or assets test. However, the amount of Rent Assistance payable may be reduced by the income and asset tests applying to the primary payment.
Rent thresholds are adjusted twice-yearly, in March and September, in line with movements in the cost of living. Example: A single pensioner is paying $173.80 per fortnight in rent. The rent threshold is $125.80. For every $1.00 of rent paid that is over the threshold, the single pensioner will receive $0.75.
Centrelink assesses 2/3 of Board and Lodging (B&L) as rent. For example, if B&L=$150 Centrelink will assess $100 as rent. I have included two versions of a Rent Assistance tables spreadsheet .xls (for excel users) and .numbers (for numbers users) that you can use to calculate your Rent Assistance entitlement.
(Rent – Minimum Rent Threshold)*.75 = entitlement. Centrelink assesses 2/3 of Board and Lodging (B&L) as rent. For example, if B&L=$150 Centrelink will assess $100 as rent.
Is there any other help available for rent?
This information was printed 11 June 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/rent-assistance/what-other-help-available. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic.
How to find out how my rent assistance is calculated?
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