How to apply
You need to apply for the Rent Deduction Scheme through your housing authority.
They’ll get you to complete a deduction authority form.
Once approved, we deduct your rent from your Centrelink payment and give this to your housing authority.
We’ll send you a letter to confirm when your deductions will start.
If the amount of your rent changes, the housing authority will advise us of the new amount.
Page last updated: 7 November 2019
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