Rent Assistance gives extra help to eligible people receiving more than the base rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A who pay rent in the private rental market.
Rent Assistance cannot be paid through the tax system. Rent Assistance is paid at the rate of 75 cents for each dollar of rent paid above the rent threshold, up to specified maximum rates. Rent assistance is not asset tested. The rate of Rent Assistance depends on how many children you have, and whether you are partnered or single.