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 one of the following must apply:

  • you’re younger than 18 and independent
  • you’re 21 or older
  • you’re a member of a couple.

If you’re single 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 one of the following must apply:

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

Page last updated: 10 December 2021