Most useful information for Housing

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How to get Rent Assistance

You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance.

  1. Top payments
  2. Rent Assistance

How much Rent Assistance you can get

The amount of Rent Assistance you can get depends on how much rent you pay.

  1. Housing
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Real estate details form (MOD R)

Use this form to let us know your share of a property's asset value and income.

How to report your income to Centrelink

You can report your employment income in different ways.

  1. Crisis Payment
  2. Crisis Payment for release from prison or psychiatric confinement

How much Crisis Payment for Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement you can get

You can get a Crisis Payment for release from prison or psychiatric confinement each time you’re released.

Employment income reporting

We need to know the gross employment income you and your partner get so we can pay you the right amount.

  1. Employment income reporting
  2. What to report

Income from self employment

If you’re self employed you need to tell us about your business income. This is so we can pay you the right amount. You also need to tell us if this changes.

  1. Rent Assistance
  2. How to manage your payment

Review of your details when you get Rent Assistance

We may review your rent details to check they're up to date.

  1. Rent Assistance
  2. How to manage your payment

Travel outside Australia rules for Rent Assistance

The travel rules for your main payment affect your Rent Assistance when you travel outside Australia.

  1. Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
  2. What payment you can get and how much

Payment rates of Assistance for Isolated Children

The amount of Assistance for Isolated Children you get depends on the student's living arrangements during the school year and number of eligible children in your family.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021.
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