3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds

Summary

This topic contains historical rates and thresholds of FTB RA.

Rate of RA

The rate of RA payable depends on the individual's circumstances. The following table shows the historical annual maximum rates for RA for various circumstances.

Rate (p.a.) from

Individual is not a relevant shared carer and is: Individual is a relevant shared carer and is:
single, a couple or a couple (partner in gaol or illness separated or respite care couple or temporarily separated) with 1-2 children single, a couple or a couple (partner in gaol or illness separated or respite care couple or temporarily separated) with 3 or more children

single or a couple (partner in gaol or illness separated or respite care couple)

couple or a couple (temporarily separated)

01/07/2000 $2,587.85 $2,923.65 $2,215.55 $2,080.50
20/09/2000 $2,631.65 $2,974.75 $2,252.05 $2,117.00
20/03/2001 $2,686.40 $3,036.80 $2,299.50 $2,157.15
20/09/2001 $2,737.50 $3,095.20 $2,343.30 $2,197.30
20/03/2002 $2,770.35 $3,131.70 $2,372.50 $2,222.85
20/09/2002 $2,814.15 $3,182.80 $2,409.00 $2,259.35
20/03/2003 $2,854.30 $3,226.60 $2,441.85 $2,292.20
20/09/2003 $2,890.80 $3,266.75 $2,474.70 $2,321.40
20/03/2004 $2,923.65 $3,303.25 $2,500.25 $2,346.95
20/09/2004 $2,963.80 $3,350.70 $2,536.75 $2,379.80
20/03/2005 $3,000.30 $3,390.85 $2,565.95 $2,409.00
20/09/2005 $3,040.45 $3,434.65 $2,598.80 $2,441.85
20/03/2006 $3,084.25 $3,485.75 $2,638.95 $2,478.35
20/09/2006 $3,160.90 $3,573.35 $2,704.65 $2,540.40
20/03/2007 $3,186.45 $3,602.55 $2,726.55 $2,562.30
20/09/2007 $3,226.60 $3,650.00 $2,763.05 $2,595.15
20/03/2008 $3,281.35 $3,712.05 $2,810.50 $2,638.95
20/09/2008 $3,372.60 $3,814.25 $2,890.80 $2,711.95
20/03/2009 $3,401.80 $3,847.10 $2,916.35 $2,737.50
20/09/2009 $3,423.70 $3,869.00 $2,934.60 $2,755.75
20/03/2010 $3,474.80 $3,927.40 $2,978.40 $2,795.90
20/09/2010 $3,525.90 $3,985.80 $3,022.20 $2,836.05
20/03/2011 $3,566.05 $4,029.60 $3,055.05 $2,868.90
20/09/2011 $3,653.65 $4,131.80 $3,131.70 $2,941.90
20/03/2012 $3,675.55 $4,157.35 $3,149.95 $2,960.15
20/09/2012 $3,697.45 $4,182.90 $3,168.20 $2,978.40
20/03/2013 $3,755.85 $4,248.60 $3,219.30 $3,025.85
20/09/2013 $3,785.05 $4,281.45 $3,244.85 $3,051.40
20/03/2014 $3,858.05 $4,361.75 $3,306.90 $3,109.80
20/09/2014 $3,898.20 $4,405.55 $3,339.75 $3,142.65
20/03/2015 $3,923.75 $4,434.75 $3,361.65 $3,164.55
20/09/2015 $3,956.60 $4,471.25 $3,387.20 $3,190.10
20/03/2016 $3,989.45 $4,507.75 $3,412.75 $3,215.65
20/09/2016 $3,996.75 $4,515.05 $3,420.05 $3,222.95
20/03/2017 $4,047.85 $4,573.45 $3,463.85 $3,263.10

RA rent thresholds

Individuals must pay a minimum amount of private rent before they can become eligible for RA. This minimum amount is the rent threshold, and varies depending on the individual's circumstances. The following table shows the historical annual rent thresholds for RA.

Threshold (p.a.) from Individual is not a relevant shared carer and is: Individual is a relevant shared carer and is:

single, or a couple (partner in gaol or illness separated or respite care or temporarily separated couple)

partnered

single or a couple (partner in gaol or illness separated or respite care or temporarily separated couple)

partnered
01/07/2000 $2,529.45 $3,744.90 $1,923.55 $3,135.35
20/09/2000 $2,573.25 $3,806.95 $1,956.40 $3,190.10
20/03/2001 $2,675.45 $3,960.25 $2,033.05 $3,317.85
20/09/2001 $2,726.55 $4,036.90 $2,073.20 $3,379.90
20/03/2002 $2,759.40 $4,084.35 $2,098.75 $3,420.05
20/09/2002 $2,803.20 $4,150.05 $2,131.60 $3,474.80
20/03/2003 $2,843.35 $4,208.45 $2,160.80 $3,522.25
20/09/2003 $2,879.85 $4,263.20 $2,190.00 $3,569.70
20/03/2004 $2,912.70 $4,310.65 $2,215.55 $3,609.85
20/09/2004 $2,952.85 $4,372.70 $2,244.75 $3,660.95
20/03/2005 $2,989.35 $4,423.80 $2,270.30 $3,704.75
20/09/2005 $3,029.50 $4,482.20 $2,299.50 $3,752.20
20/03/2006 $3,073.30 $4,547.90 $2,332.35 $3,806.95
20/09/2006 $3,149.95 $4,661.05 $2,390.75 $3,901.85
20/03/2007 $3,175.50 $4,697.55 $2,409.00 $3,934.70
20/09/2007 $3,215.65 $4,759.60 $2,441.85 $3,985.80
20/03/2008 $3,270.40 $4,839.90 $2,482.00 $4,055.15
20/09/2008 $3,361.65 $4,974.95 $2,551.35 $4,168.30
20/03/2009 $3,390.85 $5,018.75 $2,573.25 $4,204.80
20/09/2009 $3,412.75 $5,047.95 $2,587.85 $4,230.35
20/03/2010 $3,463.85 $5,124.60 $2,628.00 $4,292.40
20/09/2010 $3,514.95 $5,201.25 $2,668.15 $4,358.10
20/03/2011 $3,555.10 $5,259.65 $2,697.35 $4,405.55
20/09/2011 $3,642.70 $5,391.05 $2,763.05 $4,515.05
20/03/2012 $3,664.60 $5,423.90 $2,781.30 $4,540.60
20/09/2012 $3,686.50 $5,456.75 $2,799.55 $4,566.15
20/03/2013 $3,744.90 $5,544.35 $2,843.35 $4,639.15
20/09/2013 $3,774.10 $5,588.15 $2,865.25 $4,675.65
20/03/2014 $3,847.10 $5,694.00 $2,920.00 $4,763.25
20/09/2014 $3,887.25 $5,752.40 $2,949.20 $4,810.70
20/03/2015 $3,912.80 $5,792.55 $2,971.10 $4,843.55
20/09/2015 $3,945.65 $5,840.00 $2,996.65 $4,883.70
20/03/2016 $3,978.50 $5,887.45 $3,022.20 $4,923.85
20/09/2016 $3,985.80 $5,898.40 $3,029.50 $4,934.85
20/03/2017 $4,036.90 $5,975.05 $3,069.65 $5,000.50

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance

Last reviewed: 20 March 2017