The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.R.190 Rent threshold (RA)


For the purposes of RA, the rent threshold is the minimum amount of rent a person must pay before qualification for RA commences.

SSAct Part 3.7 details the general provisions relating to payability and rates for RA.

Act reference: SSAct section 13(1) Rent definitions, section 1070C(d) the person's fortnightly rent is more than the rent threshold amount …, section 1070T Rent threshold amount, Part 3.7 Rent assistance

FAAct Schedule 1 clause 38C(1)(f) … the rent is payable at …, Schedule 1 clause 38C(1)(fa) … the rent is payable at …

Policy reference: SS Guide RA - current rates

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