Special rules if you get Disability Support Pension

To get Rent Assistance with DSP, you must meet some special rules.

When you live with your parents

If you live with your parents or guardians 1 of the following must apply, you:

  • are younger than 18 and independent
  • are 21 or older
  • are a member of a couple
  • care for a dependent child.

If you’re single with no dependents and are aged 18 to 20, you may not get Rent Assistance. This is if you live with your parents or guardians.

When you don’t live with your parents

If you don’t live with your parents or guardians 1 of the following must apply, you’re:

  • 18 or older
  • younger than 18 and independent
  • younger than 18 and living in disability accommodation or away from your parents’ home due to a medical condition.

Page last updated: 15 January 2020