Rent Assistance is a non-taxable income supplement paid to people who rent in the private rental market or community housing.
To be eligible for Rent Assistance, a person or family must qualify for an eligible social security payment, more than the base rate of Family Tax Benefit A, or an eligible Department of Veterans' Affairs service pension or income support supplement. How much Rent Assistance you get depends on how much rent you pay. You do not need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance, your eligibility is assessed when you claim one of the eligible payments.
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Last updated 15 June, 2021